I recently saw a question posed in a forum on whether or not the person should switch from WordPress to Blogger, Movable Type, or one of the other blogging programs and platforms in order to stop the accumulating amount of comment spam on their blog.
Honestly, do you really think comment spammers are paying attention to what you use? They hit everyone.
Yes, some blogging programs do a better job at offering you better tools at fighting comment spam, but everyone is fighting comment spam.
Do you believe one blogging program is more susceptible to comment spam than another? Or one more tolerant and resistant?
On the Blog Herald, I recent wrote “What Will Stop Comment Spam?”, an attempt to seriously explore what really works to stop comment spam at the root, not just on our blogs.
All bloggers can do is trap and prevent comment spam from releasing on their blogs and forums. None of these techniques actually stop comment spam. According to recent statistics, spam via email and blog comment spam represents over 90% of all Internet traffic.
…Comment spam has risen dramatically within the past six months. Our blogs are flooded with comment spam and hammered by spam bots not because our blogging programs can’t handle it, but because there is more comment spam attacks out there than ever before. It’s not stopping. It’s growing.
Comment spammers are obviously making money because many are opening up warehouse factories of human comment spammers in low income and third world countries to spam the world.
…Let’s publicly debate about the value of comment spam to get the news out across the blogosphere. Together, we can use our collective voices to let our message ring out, so maybe comment spammers might hear us. They certainly aren’t listening now.
We need to put an end to comment spam. But how? The battle is being fought in the blogosphere but we need to move the front to the businesses so they can get on the defensive. And lose money. Let’s hit them in the wallet. But how?
I honestly believe that changing blogging programs doesn’t stop comment spam. Nor does it increase or decrease it. It just is. Stopping it will take effort to stop the reward that comes from the root of the industry, not from the blogger’s comment spam fighting tools.
What do you think? How can we stop comment spam?
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