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Everybody fights comment spam sooner or later. I was quite (and almost pleasantly) surprised to note that my new blog started receiving comment SPAM within days since I launched it—and I only put a single link to it so far, which isn't even very visible.
I've been bitten so many times by comment spammers that in this new blog I put together a solution from the start. It's based on a few principles—and so far seems quite effective, though it's too early to drive conclusions.
As some of you might know, my old personal website has been around for many years. About 5 I think. (Yes, I know that the domain is registered only 2 years ago, or so; but the website itself has lived at other addresses, such as students.infoiasi.ro and dynarch.com.)
The point is, I developed that website in a time when I was just learning Web development. It was perhaps my first non-trivial Perl project. I'm not proud of it; the backend “architecture”—if I may call it so—looks more like a simple PHP website. No doubt, Perl can do better.
I started this new site because many times I feel like writing, but the old site really doesn't make this easy—which is one of the reasons I updated it so rarely. This one is also based on Perl, but has a better internal architecture—that is, it's maintained with a CMS that I'm working on; the CMS itself is not good enough to make it public it at this time.
In the near future I will also add:
- RSS feeds
- Articles (which will usually be somewhat longer blog posts)
- Contact section (but you can always comment in some page, I'll be notified)
Well, enjoy your stay, or come back later—and don't forget, your feedback is very much appreciated. ;-)