A little while back on The Other blog, I was moaning about getting hundreds of comments in the spam asking how to log in from what seems to be a Spanish Bot. It only happpened on this blog, I presume because I have more ‘followers’ on here than on the other two blogs, and as I forget to check the spam with any regularity I had herds of them when I did check, and it took a while for them to delete. Since then I have had my Sherlock Holmes hat on, and have been digging about in the back corridors of the blog, and so found a way to stop them.

For anyone else who is having the Spanish invasion, here is how to repel borders. The images can be clicked on for a bigger version if you need it,

1) Go into the Admin section of your blog.

2) Go to settings which is on the left at the bottom

you can see at the top how many Spaniards this has trounced!!

3)In settings go down to ‘Discussion’ and click on it.

4) In the second section where it says Other comment settings make sure there’s a tick in the box next to where it says ‘Users must be registered and logged in to comment’.

Since I ticked the box on my blog I have had no spam at all, and all my regular commenters are getting through. I just get people who have wordpress accounts and are logged in to their own site when they comment on mine.

Of course this means that no-one outside of wordpress can comment, (and that includes bots), so you might miss out on a genuine outsider comment, but for me that is a small price to pay for being rid of the damn Muchos gra├žias. ?Como puedo iniciar sesion.

Anyways, hope that helps someone somewhere!