SWLing Post comments…some getting lost in our SPAM folder?

Site-SPAM-CommentsThe SWLing Post has been online since 2008–plenty of time for SPAMbots to focus their attention on us! In fact, we receive a SPAM comment, on average, every 3 minutes! Way too many comments to moderate individually.

To fight SPAM, we’ve employed a number of strategies over the years including site plugins, scripts, and external applications.

It seems, though, that our SPAM filters are catching more than SPAM: they’re catching your qualified comments!  Several readers and contributors have contacted me recently and noted that their comments haven’t posted. I’ve had to search through the 4,000+ comments in the SPAM folder using their email address.

If you’re a regular on the SWLing Post and submit a comment, but it doesn’t appear in the post’s comment thread, please notify me!

Keep in mind that there are certain comments that are automatically moderated or sent to the SPAM folder:

  • Those from a new user (who has never had an approved comment)
  • Those with multiple links to external sites (a characteristic of much SPAM)
  • Comments with common profanity

If your comment is sent to moderation, no worries. There are a few volunteer comment moderators that will approve it within minutes or, at most, a few hours.

I’ll attempt to reset/reinstall our SPAM plugins/scripts in the hopes that this will keep our filters from being over-active.  In the meantime, please let me know if your comment doesn’t post, yet meets the criteria above.

Many thanks and apologies for the inconvenience!

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1 thought on “SWLing Post comments…some getting lost in our SPAM folder?

  1. TOM

    Hi all readers!
    Just a warning-my comments and questions, including pleas for help to the radio TECSUN PL-880 around no one read it?!
    Maybe they are in the SPAM?
    Thank you for checking and help-Tom

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