For those who have tried to comment on my posts but were not able to, I would like to sincerely apologize. If you are a returning reader/commenter, thank you for your patience and your continued reading loyalty. I would also like to thank Agam Rosyidi for notifying me that my comments were broken on this blog. In the future, if you notice anything wrong with my site, I would greatly appreciate it if you let me know via my about page.
On the actual problem itself, it turned out that WP-SpamFree was not working with WP-Super-Cache when the cached page is being dynamically delivered. I did not look too much into why this was the case, but comments now work after disabling WP-SpamFree. I have removed this plugin and I don’t plan on re-enabling WP-SpamFree in the future or making it work with WP-Super-Cache because of the philosophies in this great paper by Mark Pilgrim. I highly recommend reading this timeless article before you think about combatting spam.
As an overview, Mark’s article uses the Club and LoJack as a metaphor for the two main methods of combatting spam. After reading the article, you will see why WP-SpamFree works like the Club, and why a LoJack method is a much more desireable solution to spam detection. Some examples of LoJack solutions include:
- TypePad AntiSpam
- Project Honey Pot
- List Poisoning
I have deployed all of these solutions on this blog, so I believe that I should be in the clear. I will be writing a couple follow up articles on Project Honey Pot and List Poisoning. Please stay tuned!
Also, do you know of any other LoJack anti-spam solutions. Do have any LoJack anti-spam ideas? Please share in comments.