How I Save Time Filtering Spam Comments with Mollom

I get spam comments all the time, it drives me crazy and make me wish I didn’t have a web site at all. Spam really bring the evil side of most site owners.

Yesterday, I finally had enough, I got 300 spam comments and only 4 real ones – I had to go over 3 pages and read bogus comments like:

  • “I have a question [link to gambling site]”
  • or “nice post [link to viagra]”
  • and the ho-so-known “dgsdgsdghsdfhdf [link to a SEO company]”.

I went to drupal and looked for the most popular anti-spam module they listed and found Mollom.

Mollom is a web service that helps you identify content quality and, more importantly, helps you stop spam on your blog, social network or community website. When site moderation becomes easier, you have more time and energy to interact with your community.

Mollom is actually developed and maintain by the guys developing drupal, the module is not open source but has a free version (and that is what most people love in open source anyway).

To make the long story short, I am a happier, more productive and a better person altogether. After using Mollom for over the last 24 hours (and 185 spam comments filtered by Mollon) I highly recommend it as a spam fillers.

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Amir Shevat

Amir Shevat is the global Startup Outreach lead in Google Developer Relations ( Previously, Amir Led Google Campus Tel Aviv and was the co founder of several startups.

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1 Response

  1. anonymous says:

    Me too, I wish we have the same problem, the spam. It is very hard to control, i don’t know why. But as a site owner like you like me lets carry the burden of this evil spam.

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