Comment Spam Fail

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For the first 6 months or so that I was blogging on my hosted solution, I watched the spam comments closely, looking for comments that would be falsely marked as spam. Not seeing a single one in that entire period, I stopped watching closely.

Well, today, I discovered 5 comments over the last two weeks that were marked as spam that shouldn’t have been. I suspect the problem started with an update to my spam plugin somewhere around October. But I only have the last couple of weeks worth of spam retained. So if you commented and did not see your comment posted or replied to, please look again and resubmit.

I really feel crummy about this. I pride myself on approving and replying to comments quickly. I can even do so from my phone, and watch out for them on weekends and most holidays.

I still get up to 25 spam comments a day. Viagra, online casinos, all the usual junk – and that’s why I moderate comments – so my readers don’t have to deal with that. I’ll be watching spam carefully and looking at other spam filtering options from now on.

Lead Db2 Database Engineer and Service Delivery Manager , XTIVIA
Ember is always curious and thrives on change. Working in IT provides a lot of that change, but after 17 years developing a top-level expertise on Db2 for mid-range servers and more than 7 years blogging about it, Ember is hungry for new challenges and looks to expand her skill set to the Data Engineering role for Data Science. With in-depth SQL and RDBMS knowledge, Ember shares both posts about her core skill set and her journey into Data Science. Ember lives in Denver and work from home for XTIVIA, leading a team of Db2 DBAs.

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