What’s With All The Spam?

OK, I admit it, I’m irritated with this new forum for DD.  I never had a problem with all the unwanted spam comments on the other site, and I find myself avoiding posting in here for fear of all the additional spam comments it might generate.


I’m mostly haunting Facebook these days, I can avoid the spam there.  If you want to stay in touch, let me know and I’ll send you my Facebook id.


  1. Activate the Akismet plugin – you’ll need an API key from wordpress.com which I can’t get for you, but you can get one personally… When you activate the Akismet plugin you should get instructions for how to get the key. It’s free for you (but not for me – hence why you need to do it :))

    Akismet will kill off most of the spam you receive.

    I’m also working on some antispam solutions for the amount of spam blogs.

    You can also opt to force people to be logged in before they’re allowed to comment. That’ll kill off just about every spam comment, but does mean people who want to comment need to have an account here.

    Hope that helps!
    Drop me a line if you get stuck