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First I’m getting so sick of ‘sort of’ comment spam. They link to their crappy websites that are just selling crap. But they do add a one line comment that has something to do with the post. Most of the time its broken English saying something like ‘thank you for this great information it will help me buy computer’ or ‘I didn’t know that, this was good information and will help me with career’
So they at least read the post or part of it, but then they link to mycrappyproduct.com and they do this to multiple post in the same time frame. Since they left a somewhat valid comment, I feel like I should approve it. But the blatant spam link bothers me.
Speaking of comments. I’ve been trying to run IntenseDebate on this site since Automattic purchased them. The import still doesn’t fully sync. The amount of moderated comments never matches up. Their spam filter is very weak and support is slow (I understand its free). This site has been around for years using different CMS packages. When I moved to wordpress I imported all my old post and comments. A lot of the really old comments where spam, I was hoping with ID re-importing my comments they would filter out the old spam comments. I think its about time I moved my comments back.