I get an astonishing amount of comment-spam, nominally about dresses – wedding dresses, prom dresses, square dresses and how to fold them, and so on. None of it ever appears so I don’t know why they bother, but simply deleting it all from my email queue is becoming ever more tedious. So I’ve changed one setting – old posts are now closed for comments after 60 days instead of 360, in the hope that at least some will now bounce off.

Oh, and a corollary of all this is that I’m far less careful than I used to be about wading through “comment requires moderation” emails. If you’ve got one that’s stuck, mail me separately.


* Cashpoint morons warned to plan ahead


  1. #1 TheGoodLocust

    Maybe you could ask scienceblogs to install some sort of captcha program.


  2. #2 inks

    Also scienceblogs could use Akismet to filter out a lot of the spam: http://akismet.com/

    [It already is -W]

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