Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Testing . . .

I’m trying something new to control spam without requiring all commenters to create a new account here: I installed an OpenID plugin. I’d like some people to test it out and see if it’s working properly. If it is, I might leave things set up like this. If it creates other problems, then I’ll just put things back to the way they were before.

If you don’t know what OpenID is, you can read more about it here. Basically, you should be able to post comments if you have an account with any of the sites listed here.

Of course, I just recently read a New York Times article about how passwords suck and how OpenID is not a good solution, but that’s a different issue.

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Jonathon Owen


3 thoughts on “Testing . . .

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    Okay, I turned off the OpenID plugin. Maybe I didn’t really understand how to configure it, but it didn’t seem to do much. And anyway, I think I’ve got spam pretty much under control thanks to a couple other plugins, so OpenID seemed pretty superfluous.

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    I’ve never really had a problem with spam on WordPress…no spammer has ever made it through to the front page that I didn’t accidently allow from the moderated comments.

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    My problem is not that spam is getting through, but that I hate having to check the spam moderation queue and manually delete it all. It looks like the plugin WP-SpamFree has pretty much taken care of that.

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