31 January 2014
I am so very very VERY tired of deleting spam comments
Every morning I wake up to be greeted by an emailbox showing new comments to TYWKIWDBI for me to review and weed. And every morning I have to delete utter crap like the above, some of which has made its way through filters and has to be manually expunged.
I don't want to ban comments, which thanks to the readership here often contains more insights and information than the posts themselves, and I don't want to make the signup too onerous. I have wondered if there is a mechanism to stop comments on posts older than XX days (?30, ?60 should allow access by all regular readers), but then some of the classic posts like Squirrel eating a bird or How to break your arm on purpose, which continue to garner relevant comments years after they were posted, would be inaccessible. But that may be the tradeoff to make my mornings more pleasant.
Is there such a time-based filter available via Blogspot? I can't seem to find one. Any other suggestions would be appreciated.