#845: SpamCensor

I get around 1000 spam messages to this blog each day (Very little of this material is in any way creative. It just seems to attempt to prey on stupidity, inattention or desperation). Most is puerile and offensive.

The filter is astonishingly effective, and anything marked as spam gets bulk deleted -but I wouldn’t want any child to be reading the messages which are sitting ready to be junked. This might therefore restrict their ability to write a blog using any of the major tools.

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Today’s invention is therefore a blog plugin which still shows those comments labeled spam, but it automatically blacks out all the words which are included on its list of unacceptable words.

This would allow a blogger to undertake a diligence scan, to ensure that genuine comments weren’t being dumped, but without being confronted by the individual terms responsible.

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