It’s an understatement to say my time is pretty limited. Writing entries for the blog is difficult enough, but I shouldn’t have to spend so much time deleting spam comments. I’ve had it with junk. The spam filter built into this blogging software, Movable Type, does not function properly. Almost all of my other blogs have been migrated to WordPress, but I’m not too happy with their out-of-the-box spam solution either. To truly combat spam on WordPress, I’ll need to install Akismet and/or Spam Karma.
This will be a big project, mainly due to WordPress’s user-unfriendly template system. That is, I don’t want the site to look like the majority of other WordPress-powered websites I’ve seen, and the software doesn’t make that easy. Sure, I could just “drop” in a pre-defined template, but I have yet to find one I like.
I don’t know when I’ll have time to do all of this, but I certainly don’t have time to delete spam comments.