8. Managing Comments (and Comment Spam)

Objective: To manage your blog comments and spam.

Most bloggers let readers comment on their blog posts. This is a great way to develop a community of users; regular commenters become part of the family, as it were.

What do you do, though, if people start leaving unwarranted or unwanted negative comments? Or, even worse, you start getting spam in your comments? Fortunately, Blogger has several features that let you limit the comments you receive. It’s something to consider, especially if you’re plagued by comment spam.

Limiting Comments

By default, anyone can post comments to your blog postings. These comments appear on a separate comments page when a visitor clicks the Comments link, as shown in

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