When I decided to fire up the ole' blog again I poked and prodded through a few of Blogger's features. While looking at the comments section I noticed a spike in a few posts I'd previously put up. Wondering why, I investigated further. Turns out that the spammers were having a field day in my absence. All sorts of gibberish and pointless garbage had been posted as comments.
What is it with these people?
I decided that putting comment moderation in place would allow me to filter through their BS and delete it before it made it into "print". It worked, but at the same it meant everyone else's legitimate comments would have to be approved by me before they were visible. This I didn't like.
Alas, I discovered that you can set moderation to "Sometimes". In this setting you can apply a number of days that allow all new comments to appear while ones that are 1, 7, 14 days (or whatever # you choose) to be moderated first.
I like this option. New comments can be displayed right away while anything older than 7 days (what I set it at) have to be approved first. Hopefully this will slow down the spammers. I'd like to say stop, but I know better.
Alrighty then, I now return you to your regularly scheduled blogging.