This is an admin post. And it's about blog comment spam.
Posts about "blog comments"
I've never counted up the spam vs proper comment ratio for my site but it's easily going to be a couple of hundred spam comments for every genuine one, especially as I've never had huge numbers of comments here for whatever reason.
Occasionally I've dug up some old post from three or four years ago and re-read it. And noticed something slightly depressing - how awful my spelling is.
Because I like being transparent I have decided to publish my policy on the decisions which are made about comments and their publication on this website.
Blogs for me are a great way for the BBC to communicate with the people who use, and pay for, its services and it's great that they've been a success. Indeed, probably too much of a success if the continuing comment problems are anything to go by. The problems in trying to put up a single comment are, frankly, terrible. Timeouts... Server problems... You're not even sure if your comment has even got through to the server backend half the time.
And congratulations to Kirk who became the first ever person to post a comment on this blog.