Matt Cutts’ way of fighting comment spam

Had a look at Matt Cutts’ blog today and noticed something I haven’t seen there before: he changed the default WordPress text that goes before the comment form to this:

Leave a Comment (unless you are a spammer 😉

I wonder how effective that might be in fighting spammers (do they run away Matt?) but at least it made me smile.


  1. Heh. I was just playing around and having fun. It’s funny when the blackhats joke and say “Well, your blog says ‘Please leave a comment’, so I did!” But I wanted it to be clear that I didn’t want comment spam, er, insightful comments. 🙂

  2. Yay, comments do work! 🙂

  3. Told you so 😉