Comments Closed on Older Posts

Hi folks,

A tiny update that I am closing all comment forms on post older than say maybe 3 months or so. The reason is that, no one comments on posts older than 3 months as most of you, have read it and commented if you felt like. So, anyone still reading them are probably here via search engines and hardly anyone has any comments on it. The only comments I get on these posts is by spam bots on all things ranging from loans to viagra to porn sites, which thankfull get caught by WordPress’s Akismet Spam Filter. So by simple logic, it makes more sense to close the comments form on all the older blog posts.

So, if you wanted to say something about anything on one of the posts where I have closed comments, don’t fret, you can simply leave one on anyother post where the comments form is open, or maybe just send me an email on mohammed [at] muchhala [dot] in (Just remove ths spaces and replace [at] with @ and [dot] with . Gosh have to do so much to stay clear of those pesky spammers.)

UPDATE (10/March/2007): All comments are now Open again. (Click here to know why.)

8 Replies to “Comments Closed on Older Posts”

  1. I dont mind, akismet catching it, infact am happy it does such a wonderfull job. But the number of spam caught keeps on increasing everyday.

    I also have quite a few ip’s banned too!

    If i unblock and open comments on all posts again am pretty sure it hit atleasr 100 spam comments a day, and thats very much unacceptable.

    Just look at ur comment id its [b]4415[/b], when the total comments are not even [b]250[/b] 😮

  2. Add a contact form instead of positng emails like this. I belive most spam bots are intelligent enough to read email addresses even if you add [at] or |at|.

  3. Another thing, something wrong with your blog. Everytime after I post a comment I get :

    Warning: in_array() [function.in-array]: Wrong datatype for second argument in /home/babumuch/public_html/muchhalasworld/wp-content/plugins/subscribe-to-comments.php on line 434

    Warning: Cannot modify header information – headers already sent by (output started at /home/babumuch/public_html/muchhalasworld/wp-content/plugins/subscribe-to-comments.php:434) in /home/babumuch/public_html/muchhalasworld/wp-comments-post.php on line 55

    Warning: Cannot modify header information – headers already sent by (output started at /home/babumuch/public_html/muchhalasworld/wp-content/plugins/subscribe-to-comments.php:434) in /home/babumuch/public_html/muchhalasworld/wp-comments-post.php on line 56

    Warning: Cannot modify header information – headers already sent by (output started at /home/babumuch/public_html/muchhalasworld/wp-content/plugins/subscribe-to-comments.php:434) in /home/babumuch/public_html/muchhalasworld/wp-comments-post.php on line 57

    Warning: Cannot modify header information – headers already sent by (output started at /home/babumuch/public_html/muchhalasworld/wp-content/plugins/subscribe-to-comments.php:434) in /home/babumuch/public_html/muchhalasworld/wp-includes/pluggable.php on line 275

    Also, add some form of captcha, like I have. It reduces spam. Another good trick if to change the name of the wp-comments file. So, the bots that directly write into the file and skip the captcha will also fail. I think thats better than blocking comments in old posts.

  4. Ok. Sorry for posting 3rd comment in a row. Aggregate them into one comment, if you want.

    Your blog is quite hard to read, bue to the colour combination.

    Btw, Askiment has caught 12,277 spam so far for me.

  5. Hey Pallab,

    Well looks like the Subscribe to Comments causing problems. Upgraded it to the lastest, so lets hope everything goes down perfectly.

    And will look at your suggestion’s, like renaming wp-comments.php and the contact form is a priority, just need to get that freaking time 😛

    And as for the theme, its due for a change and am hunting for some nice new cool wp-themes. 😀

  6. I don’t think the blog is that hard to read — but I’m not sure exactly what the spamming solution you implemented is supposed to do for more recent postings.

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