Tag Archives: Akismet

Site Notes

Two things of note.

  1. Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.5 Canada License Since I moved from Blogger, I have neglected to update the copyright information on the site.  As stated in the footer, the site is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.5 Canada License.  Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available here.  It means that you can use my stuff but you can’t copyright any derivative works that make from them.  It’s pretty basic.
  2. Troll The other thing is that over the last couple of weeks, I have rethought my policy on comments.  The site has generated over 10,000 legitimate comments over the years and I appreciate the vast majority of them but some comments have gotten personal.  Here are my thoughts, if I wouldn’t invite you back into my living room after you made some of those comments, I am probably just going to denote your comments as spam and let Akismet take care of them like it has with 60,000+ other comments.  That way I won’t have to see or deal with them in the future.  I pay for the hosting, I write the content, it’s my own personal website and for three different people (out of a couple thousand people), I block their future comments.   If you want to let me know how stupid I am, feel free… on your own blog.

That’s about it.

Comment Moderation

First of all, I am really thankful for the kind comments and prayers that you have left regarding Oliver.  It means a lot to Wendy, Mark and I. 

Akisment Spam Caught on JordonCooper.comSince I have moved to WordPress from Blogger, I have used Akismet to combat Trackback and comment spam which has caught 55,253 pieces of comment spam at the time that I posted this.  I found about three to ten bits of spam slipped by a day once in a while so I enabled comment moderation which is setup that once I approve your first comment, all of the rest of your comments are allowed.

I noticed this week that several of you were being held in a moderation queue and I really don’t know why.  You are using the same e-mail addresses that I associate with you but you are still being tossed into limbo.  I am not sure why it is happening but I am pretty sure it isn’t anything I have done.

One thing to note is that I do delete comments on the blog.  99.9% of you are awesome but there a couple of people out there that make comments to abuse Wendy.  Those comments are just marked as spam.  All of them come from the same ISP and I just mark them as spam which solves the problem as easy as anything.  I haven’t had any complaints about this and as far as I know, no legit comments have been lost.  Let me know if you think your comments are going to spam because it is probably a fault of Akismet than me marking it has spam.