Mollom: A solution to comment spam
Nov 25, 2009, 15:03 (0 Talkback[s])
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"I was first introduced to Mollom in the Fall of 2007
as a beta tester. Prior to Mollom, I had been using a number of
techniques, modules, and services with limited success in blocking
unwanted spam. While some of these filtering methods did help me
filter out unwanted content, I was still spending quite a bit of my
time moderating the comments for potential spam. Worse, in long
absences from the site I had to disable anonymous commenting for
fear that I would come back to a site riddled with ads for the
latest popular pharmaceutical drugs or some girl that wanted to be
seen for a price. That's when Mollom entered the picture and helped
stop most of the spam from entering my site.
"In the two years since I've used Mollom, the service probably
has blocked more than 100,000 pieces of spam from being posted at
my site. Since, the current statistics provided by Mollom only date
back to early 2008, the official number of spam blocked stands at
around 77,000. In other words, I receive an average of 120 comments
a day that require no moderation on my part."