I introduced a commenting policy many moons ago, and hoped it would work… By and large it does, I don’t get much spam (or Akismet nails most of it), but I am a dofollow blog, so attract my fair share of keyword spammers.
I don’t object to giving commenters a dofollow link if they comment sensibly and adhere to my policy. I’ve just spent 10 minutes doing the following:
- Deleting comments that make no sense at all.
- If the comment makes sense but includes a keyword as the name, I’ve removed the link.
I’ve also added a link to the commenting policy above the comment box – if you’ve taken the time to read, and leave a valid comment – please follow the policy so I don’t just go and delete it!