I’ve recently started to get a lot of comment spam forwarded to me for moderation, which means that Akismet can’t decide what to do. This might be because I’ve recently posted here again, after an over-long break from blogging.

Rather than continue to plough through hundreds of spam comments a week, I’m taking the simpler path and have installed the rather wonderful Comment Timeout plugin. Essentially this closes comments on old posts, but generally does so relative to the last approved comment – so old posts that are still generating some worthwhile conversation won’t get shut down.

We’ll see how it goes, but I think this will help a lot.

[tags]spam, comments, wordpress, blogging, plugins [/tags]