Before I forget: new anti-spam measures

I have installed a further filter to help me get rid of comment spam. Where the previous filter merely made your comments go from “will never be deleted other than actively by me” to “may be accidentally deleted through my neglicence”, the new deal is that if your comment looks like spam, it will be deleted, and I won’t even know about it. Basically it’s gotten to the point where my comment spam filter needs to be as aggressive as my e-mail spam filter.

For the past few weeks I have been keeping an eye on this system, and so far I have seen no false positives. That doesn’t mean much; not many people comment here anyway. Signal to noise ratio is something like 1 : 200, so you understand why I need to take these increasingly drastic measures. Should your legitimate comment be caught by trap, mail it to me instead and I’ll see what I can do.

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