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.

  • http://www.mattcutts.com/blog/ Matt Cutts

    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. :)

  • http://www.mattcutts.com/blog/ Matt Cutts

    Yay, comments do work! :)

  • IrishWonder

    Told you so ;-)