I don’t have a game for today. However, I do have a couple interesting links.
How to Control WordPress Comments — An issue I’ve been running into lately is waking up to find 100 comments from the same URL. So I decided to blacklist. I blacklisted the URL and some keywords that keep popping up. Out of curiosity, I went looking for other people’s Blacklist Word Lists to maybe get an idea of words I should add to save future headaches. Instead, I found that blog post…which was interesting. However, it doesn’t keep me from having to empty my spam two or three times a day. Does anyone know if there’s a way to ban a certain URL from commenting at all?
What Changes Your Mind About Leaving a Comment? — This blogger lists all of the hoops she refuses to jump through in order to leave a comment. (The one she forgot to mention is registration. I will absolutely not register an account in order to comment on someone’s blog.) Quite eye-opening. I have similar rules, but I’ve never actually thought about them before. Usually I just get to a site that wants me to jump through a hoop, say, “Nope!” and click the big red X without any real thought about what irritated me.
Censorship vs. Protection — He has some very good advice on what mistakes not to make when adding words to blacklists. For instance, “ass” was a good example. If you blacklist the word “ass” WordPress will also block any word it is in, such as associate or passionate (which are words he used, but I couldn’t think of anything better off the top of my head). Also, assassin has two asses. So there you go.
I thought they were interesting reads and very helpful in their own ways. So maybe you’ll get something out of it, too! 🙂