Monday, April 22, 2013
Comments: Spam and not-Spam
Not exactly sure why, but a bunch of legit comments are being caught in our spam filter, and if I can figure out why, it's because a lot of them have a url in the text of the comment. My advice to you is that if you need/want to include a URL in your comment, and you're finding that your comment is getting caught up in our spam filter, then drop me a note and I'll try to get the comment up. Perhaps unsurprisingly, given our dislike of anon comments, we will prioritize signed comments, as we do generally. Thanks and sorry for the inconvenience. Happy Earth Day.
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I've had the problem repeatedly in comments without links. I tried eliminating the link that accompanies my name but that did not work either. I've read on other sites that Typepad has recently increased the sensitivity of its spam filter, and in particular regards long comments as suspicious.
Posted by: Bruce Boyden | Apr 23, 2013 12:51:17 AM
I tried typing a comment, w/ no links, about 3 sentences long, and that was too long for Typepad. Have read on other sites Typepad's spam filter now regards length alone as suspicious.
Posted by: Bruce Boyden | Apr 23, 2013 12:52:19 AM
Not due to links. Typepad will not let me post anything longer than bumper sticker length.
Posted by: Bruce Boyden | Apr 23, 2013 12:53:13 AM
I have been having a lot of trouble posting anything recently.
Posted by: Margaret Ryznar | Apr 24, 2013 1:20:38 AM
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