Ugh, all the spam comments on WordPress are out of control and they are ruining my mood everyday! Check out my screenshot of a typical Comment queue for me now…
I get so excited to receive an email notification of a new comment on my blog so I check and… it’s freakin’ SPAM!!! This has been happening more and more frequently to me. It’s up to around 20 a day now. Are you all having this problem too?
By far, I’m receiving way more spam comments than real comments and it’s really infuriating me because I feel discouraged AND it’s wasting my time!
Luckily, I’ve had my comments set to Moderation mode so they don’t appear on my blog unless I approve them first. Then I’ve been sending each of them to SPAM as soon as I can. But it doesn’t do anything to decrease the frequency of receiving them. Like, I don’t even want these spammers to know that I exist! How do I become invisible to them?!
I Googled some more steps I can take to help deter this, and I found a setting to block comments based on keywords. I just made that change 10 minutes ago and I hope to see a major difference in how often I receive these stupid spam comments. From looking at my unapproved comments queue, you can guess what keywords I blocked, but I don’t want to actually type-out those keywords on this post in case it helps them find me again. 🙁
Anyhow, I’d love to hear your experience with this. Is it bothering you as much as it does me? How can we all unite to END spammers once and for all?!