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As you know, some people commenting here told me they went into trouble, even when they were logged in. I found out why. The anti-spam plugin “-WP Spam Free”- does not exempt registered blog users from its anti-spam checking. It only exempts the administrator (me). That’-s absurd. (See the WP forum.) The registered users of Midas Oracle should be trusted a priori.

I didn’-t know that. When some commenters complained to me, I thought they were completely drunk. Sorry for that, folks.

Which is why the plugin “-WP Spam Free”- is out (until its author comes back to his sense), and “-Bad Behavior”- is in.

Commenters, let me know whether the problems you got while trying to comment on Midas Oracle have disappeared. Thanks. I promise I’-ll trust you, this time. :-D

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Our previous post on the topic of registration (which is recommended).

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UPDATE: Bad Behavior proved to be good for my blog users, but lately, I endured an attack of spam comments (60 last night). So, I did disable Bad Behavior and re-enable WP Spam Free for a while…- I’-ll see what to do next…- If you encounter problems, e-mail me. I think you should accept cookies and have JavaScript enabled in your browser…-

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Do you still have trouble commenting on Midas Oracle?

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I deactivated the WP-OpenID plugin because WP Spam Free says it is the source of incompatibilities. I notified the WP forum.

Commenters, let me know whether the problems you got while trying to comment on Midas Oracle have disappeared. Thanks.

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Our previous post on the same topic.

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UPDATE: I deactivated WP Spam Free and installed Bad Behavior.

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Mike Smithson says that one impersonator (that is, someone pretending to be Mike Smithson) published comments on the PoliticalBetting.com thread about the London political elections, giving false exit poll information, in order to influence the betting prices (which I understand, partially, at least

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Starting now, his blog will only publish comments from already approved commenters —-comments from brand-new commenters will have to be manually approved.

We have had this procedure in place on Midas Oracle for some time, now.

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