Creative Commons 101 and Managing Spam

26 Sep


Creative Commons

I have decided to license my blog under Creative Commons. The Creative Commons licence benefits the whole public sphere by allowing sharing and usage of creative works.

By licensing my blog with Creative Commons, it will allow me to contribute to the new digital era of sharing online work with people from all over the world. I have decided to do this because it will allow anyone to re-use, distribute or modify/remix my work – on the condition that they acknowledge me as the original creator.

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0 Australia License.

The icon of the Person: ‘Attribution’ — You must give the original author credit.

The icon of the equals sign: ‘No Derivative Works’ — You may not alter, transform, or build upon this work.

Spam & Comments 

A spam comment is a comment which is posted automatically in blogs and websites by automated types of software – this type of spam is generally a comment, which has nothing directly related to the blog or article – but instead features irrelevant keywords or hyperlinks to other various pages.

WORDPRESS has an automatically built in system which allows users to filter comments, which include specific words – marking them for moderation or as spam itself.

This can be done by:

  • Logging in to your personal blog’s administration area;
  • Go to the ‘Settings‘ Section;
  • Select ‘Discussion‘;
  • Next, select the checkbox ‘Automatically close comments on article older than’;
  • Enter the number of days in the text box (for example 30).

This ensures that the comments are closed on any article which is older than the number of days specified by you.

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