A Quick Note About Comments And Spam

Just so you know – when you post a comment and get a message from WordPress telling you –

Sorry, your comment has been blocked because it contains one or more of the following words: cool.

Please confirm that you really want to post this comment. Note that if you post this comment, it may not show up immediately because it might get flagged as spam and/or moderated.

All you need to do is click on the “Yes, post my comment” button. You simply have to prove you are human, and not a computer script. Okie dokie? You don’t need to go back and edit your comment. :)

This is a part of the TanTan Noodles spam filter – which as of right now has caught 325 spams since the blog has opened – 234 of those since my post on Friday.. I’ve taken a few of the words out but there are a few like “cool” and “sorry” and “great” and “nice” which appear in a lot of spam and they will trigger the filter which then asks you to prove you are human. It tells you what word it is concerned about, so you might just want to avoid that word in the future, but once you click the yes post my comment button your comment will be posted and everything will be fine. ;)

You might want to test it out on this post – use one of the words in a comment and then go through the process.

Back in about 30 minutes with today’s post.

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