No, I’m not adding food as a topic here. I’m going to say a few words about blog comment spam.
I’m not really bothered by spam because WordPress has a nice and efficient spam catcher. It isolates all the fishy comments into a folder which the blogger can either ignore, or can open and read whenever a good laugh is needed.
The problem is that sometimes it flags legitimate posts as spam. I try to check my spam folder at least once a week to see if any good comments were exiled there.
Whenever someone new to the blog posts a comment on The Vintage Traveler, I always check out that person’s site or blog if he or she leaves a link. I also like to leave a comment or two. Recently I’ve tried to leave comments on three or four different wordpress blogs, and for some reason I’ve been thought to be a spammer, and my comments simply vanish. Not really; they are in that blog’s spam folder.
So please, if you have a wordpress blog, you need to be checking that spam folder. You can approve the honest comments, and delete the spam. Once a comment by a poster is approved, then the program lets that person continue to post.