So, whilst other people have been attacked by comment spammers, I – in my Epistula fortified ivory tower – have recieved two, which I have then deleted. More of a problem for me is that Google has placed my review of Broken Sword III in the top of it’s rankings for that phrase, meaning I’ve had a couple of people saying how much it sucks.
This full and frank exchange of views (If they ever come back to the site I’d be suprised) is exactly why I have comments, but both of them decided to put forth their views in CAPS-LOCK FOR EMPHASIS.
Grr. Just reading the comments makes my ears hurt.
So, given that this is a social problem, there must be a technical solution to it, mustn’t there? This is, after all, a weblog. And yes, of course there is. A couple of quick regexes later, and I have checkCaps to do this fun job for me.
Also, since I’ve got a couple of reports that my comments validation thing was a little odd, I’ve recoded it a bit so it highlights if there’s been a problem submiting your comment (Originally it just changed the status message, but this is apparently not obvious enough, so now it colours it red)
Next trick is going to make the “Email me when someone replies” thing actually work…