I’m starting to have a comment spam problem. It’s only 1 comment per day, but it could add up if I’m not careful. It’s starting to get annoying.
The comments don’t show up because I moderate them. Still, I want a better more automated solution.
I already know about Akismet. I was reluctant, because it requires a login and API key.
My requirements for comment spam filtering are:
- People who leave comments regularly get auto-approved. That feature seems to working right now. HOWEVER, some spammers are tricking that, by publishing one decent comment and then spamming.
- I get to review comments that are flagged as spam, in case there are false positives.
- Not too many false negatives or false positives.
Does anyone have any other suggestions?
I noticed now that some spammers are publishing one semi-on-topic comment, so that their later stuff will be auto-approved. I may have to ban auto-approval for everyone, or pick an option that lets me manually choose who gets auto-approval.