Manage Comments

In the tutorial about Choosing Your Settings, the recommended Discussion Settings were explained. If you chose these for your blog, you will be notified by email when someone has made a comment to a blog post. If this is the first time this user has commented, then you will need to approve their comment.

Note about detecting “comment spam”: A tactic used by many spammers is to make a generic complimentary comment. Be careful not to approve these, because once approved, there is a good chance your blog will be flooded by spam from the same address. Another clue is found by checking the email address or the website of the commenter – is it local, familiar, or relevant?

Example of Spam Comment
“This is a superb site that I will bookmark and revisit often!” posted by with website address of “”)

If you are sure that a comment is valid, you can select it and publish it.