A solution for Robert Scoble?

In a recent comment on Shelley Powers’ site Robert Scoble explained one of his reasons for turning comment moderation on his blog, it has nothing to do with comment spam – he said:

I am seeing more and more anonymous comments and I have been tracking their IPs and see that one person is showing up under a variety of different names

Robert, if someone is posting troll comments under multiple names coming from the same ip address – enter that ip address into your WordPress Options -> Discussion -> Comment Moderation field and then comments from that ip will be moderated – all others will get through.

Be transparent about it – say in a post on your blog that you are moderating posts from that ip because of abuse. People will row in behind you on that.

Moderating all comments seems like taking the lazy way out.

One thought on “A solution for Robert Scoble?”

  1. Personally, I just block the offensive IP and that forces the offender to open a direct e-mail dialogue with me to get out of the sin bin. The technique is as old as Comic Strip Blogger. The offenders understand. They’re treated the same way by many hosts.

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