In the span of last two or three days this blog has received over 30,000 comments on the various posts. Fortunately most of them went into moderation queue. However it was not so easy to get rid of them all. In addition if you were subscribed to comments on any of the particular posts of this blog, you may have received much of spam for which I sincerely apologize.
Moving forward I am taking several measures to prevent this from happening again:
- The spam detection plugins and services were configured better. While there is no method to protect a blog from spam 100%- I believe the measures I took will be sufficient from being an irritation to my readers.
- There is also new limit on how long anyone can comment on most recent posts. Moving forward the comments are open on posts that are no older than 30 days. So if you have something to say about what I have written here, please do so within 30 days of a new post being published.
Again I apologize for any spam that originated as a result of this recent comment spam attack. Moving forward you should be safe subscribing to this blog as well as to any updates associate with commenting here.