Settings – Cookies for Comments

A confusing name but this is basically the “anti-spam” tool which stops your inbox from being swamped with comments to your posts and pages from people who are just trying to use your site to publish the URL of their products. The more places on the web a given site is referred to, the higher up it appears in search results, so people will try anything to get you to publish a link to their page, and putting such a link in comments to blogs is, sadly, one of the popular routes to try. We recommend you use these settings:-

What happens to comments caught by CFC? – set to “Spam”. This means that ‘suspect’ comments will be kept, but will show up in a “probably spam” inbox rather than your main inbox, you can review these at your leisure. If you find that CFC is being smart enough to never put something in “spam” which is real, you can change this to “delete”. But if you set it to delete, and CFC deletes a comment it suspects of being spam, you can never get it back. If you set it to “Spam” you can look in the spam box and still choose to “pubish” any comment which isn’t spam after all.

Payload delivery – Image File.

Speed Spammers – 3 seconds.

These two options control how the CFC system tries to spot spam, which is normally posted by “bots” not by real people. Basically, a real comment will not be posted until the poster has had time to read what you said, then type their comment in to the form and press Send. This is bound to take some time, so any comment arriving within 3 seconds of your post or page going live, has to be from an automatic “spambot”.

Remember to Save Options.