No, I didn’t open up a can of spam today and start licking that mystery meat.
When I woke up this morning there were only 13 comments in my spam folder and two in my trash folder, rather than hundreds in each as there had been over the past several weeks. Yay!
I was so fed up with getting hundreds of spam comments each day that I was considering shutting down comments altogether. But I thought that would take away what, to me, is the best thing about blogging on WordPress: interacting with my fellow bloggers. So what did I do to get my spam comments down to a “reasonable number”? I followed the advice of Di, at Pensitivity101, and several other bloggers. They suggesting closing comments on posts more than 30 days old.
I went to my settings and clicked on the button to automatically close comments on posts older than “x” days. I chose 60 days because I can deal with a few dozen spam comments a day. But if it starts to get out of hand again, I can always drop it down to 30.
So, if any of you happen across an old post of mine and wish to make a comment on it, all I can say is: too bad, so sad! 😏