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Griping about Windows Live Comment Control

I picked windows live spaces back in July of 2007 as my blogging platform.  For the most part, I don’t have any regrets and Microsoft certainly extends it over time (though I mainly find out about new features by accident).

My biggest complaint right now is blog spam.  This person / account (http://cid-82b0534bceed9881.profile.live.com/) (among others) frequently adds a lot of spam comments to my blog in the form of comments.  MSFT added a nice feature to show “recent comments” so at least I can fairly quickly identify them (whereas before, I had to go into each blog entry separately) and clean them up.  It’s still time consuming.

I wish that:

  1. MSFT would put some better filtering for spam.
  2. That I could block specific people from adding comments.
  3. Failing the above, I could more easily identify and delete spam.  Right now, I need to do it comment by comment and it’s slow, especially when some spam robot person/program adds 25 to 50 comments in one session.

If you’re a windows live user and have some useful tricks to share, I’d be grateful.

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2 responses to “Griping about Windows Live Comment Control

  1. Marc May 7, 2009 at 10:21 am

    Paul:This was one of the reasons I ended up moving my blog over to WordPress. I did find one little trick which at least seemed to make comment management faster at the time, but I know that Live Spaces has added some new management pages since. Heres a post about it:http://mdasblog.wordpress.com/2008/09/26/easy-relatively-clean-up-of-live-spaces-spam/M.

  2. Unknown May 8, 2009 at 11:49 am

    Likewise, I\’ve moved over to wordpress and find it to be much easier to manage

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