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Spam and Comment Moderation

Because of some confusion a genuine reader had about posting comments, I recently changed my settings to allow for unmoderated comments. Initially only an occassional spam comment would appear, but last night 15 new spam comments appeared on one entry!
These comments initially seem valid, but on close examination the author and website listed are obviously commercial and the general comment is nothing but an excuse for a link-back. I appreciate that the spammers have risen to using proper grammar and including only one link in their comments, but spam is spam, and it’s darn annoying!
So I’ve switched back to comment moderation, meaning comments will not appear until I happen to log on and click “approve”.
Please feel free to leave comments that are relevant! And linking to your site is fine, but I hope that it shows you are an actual person and not a spam-bot or an SEO creep.
Thank you!