Blog Updated

Comment spam sucks. I have had captcha enabled for a while now to try to prevent it, but I've started getting anywhere from five to ten spam comments a week. I had been running version 5.5 of BlogCFC which doesn't have the comment moderation feature, so in an attempt to ward off this scourge I updated my BlogCFC installation. Now, I don't really want to enable comment moderation so I decided to integrate Brandon Harper's CFAkismet component. It turned out to be a pretty straight forward mod and I'm pretty happy with the results so far. Any comment that the Akismet service labels as spam now gets sent to my Moderate Comments queue. At this point if I approve the comment it gets sent to the Akismet service as ham.


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Scott P's Gravatar Care to share your code changes?
# Posted By Scott P | 10/8/07 12:09 PM
Nathan Mische's Gravatar @Scott - Yes. I'm planning to put something together in the next couple of days.
# Posted By Nathan Mische | 10/8/07 12:33 PM
Brandon Harper's Gravatar Nathan,

You're welcome, glad you found it useful. I'm still pretty surprised how low the adoption of Akismet has been by ColdFusion bloggers. I use WordPress which has it built-in and it's simply been a huge time saver for me.

- Brandon
# Posted By Brandon Harper | 10/9/07 6:11 AM
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