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Spam Comments Removal or Filtering

Topics: Controls
Feb 24, 2011 at 4:55 PM

Hi Guys,

I'm getting plagued with Spam Comments on this site and wondered if there is a way of keeping Spam Comments to a minimum?

I have set to manual approval but for each post there are about 1,200 unapproved comments - it would be good if there were a 'Purge all unapproved Comments' or a way to filter out most of the rubbish.

Any advice greatly appreciated as it's spoiling what is otherwise great blogging software.

Best wishes

Feb 24, 2011 at 5:05 PM

Here's some other threads that discuss this.

But the best way to stop them (if that's even possible) or at least slow them down is to turn on reCaptcha. It appears that you're using BE 1.6 so I would upgrade to 2.0 and then enable reCaptcha. BE2.0 also has a better way of handling comment moderation/adminstration.

Feb 24, 2011 at 5:15 PM

Many thanks - I'll upgrade to V2 as a start and enable reCaptcha