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September 13, 2011

New Anti-Spam Measures for Blogs

To combat the onslaught of spam comments that blogs are getting lately, we’re now implementing a few features that should help decrease the amount of spam significantly.  If you’ve been getting spam, let us know if these measures have helped or not by leaving a comment on this post or through the contact page.

For those that are curious, here are the specific changes (or as specific as we can be without giving away any secrets ;)):

  • Trackbacks are now disabled by default.  You can turn them back on if desired, though.
  • A popular spam filtering plugin is now enabled for all blogs.
  • Visitors that aren’t logged in can no longer leave their website address in comments, unless it’s in the comment body.
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