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I’m looking for a freelancer to convert this WordPress blog into Markdown for use with Octopress. It should be straightforward — I have already used a plugin to export the data as Markdown. However, a few extra things will need to be taken care of. I have posted this job on Elance. Please submit proposals there!
I’m not using my previous combination of Bad Behaviour + WP-Gatekeeper anymore. I’ve removed them in favor of ordinary reCAPTCHA. Although it lets a lot of spammers through (almost a thousand spam comments in the day I’ve had it enabled) and Bad Behaviour let only 1 or 2 a month through, it became clear that a lot of people were getting blocked wrongly by Bad Behaviour.
This means that I can’t practically moderate the spam queue. If you submit a comment and it doesn’t get published, you either went into the spam queue that I ignore, or I decided to censor you ;-) Feel free to email me if you think anything’s wrong.
Someone’s testing my blog recently, trying by hand to get comments through my spam blockers. They’re trying by hand because automated attempts are blocked and the server simply doesn’t respond. Hand-submitting spam doesn’t scale, so only a few have popped up on my admin screen.
Have fun, I.P. addresses 126.96.36.199 and 188.8.131.52 (remember the Internet isn’t anonymous). If you look around this blog you won’t notice any spam comments. There’s a reason for that — a combination of reasons, actually. You’re unlikely to defeat the measures I’ve put in place, unless you try things that most people would consider hacking. And if you do that, be prepared for the consequences.
Of course, if you’re actually trying to leave a comment, just do it. All appropriate comments are approved, although sometimes it takes me a few hours to moderate them.