Due to an increasing amount of spammy comments, the CAPTCHA has been turned on (again!) and all comments now need to be modified. Unfortunately, Blogger has no facility to modify the comments and delete offending content.
That’s why I prefer WordPress. I was considering migrating RPG Maker Times to WordPress, but that probably wouldn’t be viable given the blog’s size.
In the meantime, however, I’ll be scrutinising comments and if they contain any of the following they will be trashed:
- Contents irrelevant to the blog,
- Website or HTML related contents,
- Contents relating to software downloads (unless RPG Maker related), and
- User names and URLs contain irrelevant content, including pornographic references.
Also, I’m forced to disable “Anonymous” users from commenting. Commenters must have a registered account (OpenID) to be able to comment. I didn’t want to do this, but fifteen spammy emails in a short amount of time is enough and it’s difficult to sift the legitimate posts from the spammy ones.
For now, this is a semi-permanent measure, but at this point I feel it’s a necessary one.