Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Spam on Blogger, Damned Spam

Google is doing a great job dealing with spam on Gmail, but not so much on Blogger. I used to get spam in comments very rarely, but a few weeks ago it increased to 1 or 2 day, and for the last few days I started seeing tens of spam comments per day. Deleting each one of them requires a few clicks. This is quite a pain, so starting now, you will need to login with Blogger before you can post a comment.

Hint to the Blogger team: what about requiring those who are not logged in to enter a Captcha, like everyone else is doing out there?

Update Nov 7, 2007 - Olivier noted in a comment below that Blogger already implements a Captcha. They call this word verification, and your blog is on Blogger, you can enable it under Settings / Comments. Very nice indeed. And now anonymous comments are enabled again!