About All That Comment Spam (Or: The Future of Lincolnite)

September 21, 2011 at 1:30pm By: Mr. Wilson Posted in The Lincolnite Blog

You may have noticed that comment spam has increased lately. I try to delete it as soon as I can, but I don’t always catch everything. I apologize for the inconvenience it’s causing.

You also may wonder why I’m not doing more to prevent it in the first place. I am, but not in the way you might expect. Lincolnite is receiving a complete overhaul. It’s on a new server running updated software and sporting a completely new look. Among the new features is a new comment system that I’m coding myself. Feel free to toss in your feature requests, comment-related or otherwise.

I’ll have more to say about the new Lincolnite as it develops.

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The Comments

Fletch September 21, 2011 at 2:04pm

I used to love in the comment section when newer replies were in a light shaded color.

Props to you for maintaining Lincolnite. I love this blog!

Mr. Wilson September 21, 2011 at 3:40pm

Good call. I can’t even remember why I turned that feature off, but it’s definitely something that should come back. I had actually already planned a listing along the lines of “comments since you were last here”, but I forgot about coloring the comments themselves.

Errandbug Restaurant Delivery September 21, 2011 at 6:36pm

Used to have a huge issue with this.  Akismet is a simple plugin for wordpress and blogger based sites.  I would suggest wordpress over blogger as it has been rumored that google my dump it at some point. 

“Akismet has protected your site from 49,934 spam comments already.”  Just a little stat from my site…yep you never will see those almost 50,000 spam comments on there.  Well over a manageable amount of spam.

Nate September 22, 2011 at 1:02am

Maybe you should open-source the new comment plugin, who knows who might get involved then…

beerorkid September 22, 2011 at 1:28pm

lasers and animated gifs

Mr. Wilson September 22, 2011 at 1:40pm

Actually it will be released as a commercial ExpressionEngine addon.

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