12 September 2008

Quick Answer to a Question

In response to my post yesterday about comment spam, Mizé asked...

. . . I didn´t know some of the tricks you shared, useful to spot them. I wish I had a spam blocker, do you know any we can use in blogger blogs?

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Blogger does not have a very robust spam blocking function. The tools you have are on the Settings Tab under Comments. Please see graphic above for specifics.

3rd Party Commenting Products

HaloScan is a 3rd party product that is fairly simple to set up and to use. I do nog use it, but I see
  • Easy, two-step installation on any weblog or webpage
  • Supports all major blogging platforms
  • Comment moderation
  • Ban offensive commenters by single IP or an IP range
  • Fully customizable comment window
  • Hundreds of user-submitted templates to pick from
  • Worldwide time-zone and language support
  • RSS-XML feed/syndication
  • Manage comments and trackbacks
  • Comments dashboard
  • Comment backup / export feature
  • In-line / embedded comment support
  • Recent comments widget
  • Gravatar support
  • Email notification of new comments
  • Comment spam filters
  • Email support
  • Solid performance
  • On-site backups


F-Zero said...

These are some good ways to get rid of those pesky spammmers. Technology is catching up to bloggers these days it seems.

Catrin Florida said...

I didn't know about this HaloScan program, but it looks like it could be worth of trying.
Blogger has covers some areas, but sometimes it is not enough.

Far Cry 2 said...

Firstly thanks for sharing, Secondly you blog design is excellent some blogs have way to much advertising and are hard to read. I wish your site the all the best for the future.

Kind Regards Loren

CyberCelt said...

@f-zero-Thanks for visiting.

@catrin-Just turn moderation on or use the captcha. That catches a lot of spam.

@far cry2-Thank you very much for your compliment.

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