Just a short note to say that i am not happy at all with Typepad Lately. I have been under a huge wave a spam comments. I have flagged them, i have notified their team, i have talked even with some people there that tell me they do everything they can. But i still receive spam comments every single day. Worse: i am not even notified when that happens. Worse: i don t even receive notifications when someone post a regular comment (or better said, i receive them randomly)
So Sorry about that, i know if affects your reading (this is why i am writting this note), but that goes beyond my control. If this goes on i will have to either close all my comments on this blog or migrate to an external commenting system like disqus or intensedebate (i tried half happy in the past)
bottom line: Six Apart wake up...this looks really bad. Spam should be priority NUMBER 1 before anything else
update: SixApart has taken my request very seriously. Several guys contacted me in the hour and are putting special attention to my blog to monitor the spam activity. I appreciate this kind of reactivity, i just wish for other bloggers that are on typepad could see an improvement without any "special attention". I do not expect 100% improvement, it is impossible with spam, but this should look better soon.
i actually have a suggestion for blog plateforms. Most spam come from comments of posts that are 30+ days old. would be good to have an option to close comments automatically if a post is more than 30+ days old
update 2: i assume this was not a bad suggestion, Typepad just released an option that enables that. You can see it for yourself here. It is available in the configure tab, in the feedback section