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  1. I’ve been experimenting with these plugins at a few secondary blogs and they seem to work well. It does add more work since you’ll want to moderate comments to prevent spamming.

    It’s also a good idea to say what you consider spamming so that people who plan to write legit comments won’t get blindsided by heavy moderation.

    On Top Commentator, I think it’s a good idea to keep it since it’s a sitewide link. I do recommend you download my modification to it that will prevent a spammer from hijacking a top commentator’s spot on the list. I’m also interested to see how it will work with KeywordLuv.

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  2. Your the first here to take complete advantage of the Luv plugins. I really like them, even if it is a bit more work. I’ll check into your modification on the commentator plugin.
    As far as moderating goes, I’d love it to be real work. 🙂 I wish HashCash were working right (it seemed to be making many comments (including mine) disappear into some void. It sure did kill the spam bots though. I’ve seen more spam in the last day since deactivating HashCash than I saw in the last 3 months here. I’m hoping the Semiologic folks will have the bugs out quick.
    Thanks again for commenting and come back again.

  3. Costa – Looks like the threaded comments will work with this theme so I’ll probably add it in the next few days.
    Comment Luv and Keyword Luv are easy plugins to add, with your knowledge of WordPress themes you can probably add them to themes they don’t work on.

  4. Great move with the plugins. I am certain you will see the benefits yourself very quickly.

    The only issue I have found is higher levels of spam – though with the right plugins these can be eliminated pretty easily

  5. You’re right about the increased spam Olly. I am waiting an upgraded version of Hashcash which works wonders on spam, but was rejecting a lot of good comments (mine included).

  6. Great Post. Thanks for letting us know of these plugins. I am really trying to get comments on my blog as well and I think this will definitely help. Thanks for letting us know about these.

  7. To all those that have been posting comments like Dan, John, aamir, Louise and Bleuken, it has really increased the number of comments.
    The simultaneous disabling of one of my anti-comment spam plugins and these plugins has also totally increased the spam comments. 🙂 Hopefully, I will have my anti-spam measures back up to full capacity within a few days.
    If you use CommentLuv and KeywordLuv I recommend the following measures.
    Simple Trackback Validation – this catches a lot of trackback spam.
    Akismet – should be the basis of any anti-comment spam system.
    HashCash – one of my favorites. This really kills the comment spam bots that are out there and you never see the massive amount of spam you will otherwise get and have to sift through. I am really missing this one at the moment, just need time to update the theme here.

  8. Hi James,

    I think it can’t be totally avoided to get spammy comments with these type of plugins. I do agree though that the akismet one is key to catching the worst ones and i also like how you mentioned the trackback spam as this seems on the increase.

    Overall though, are you glad you got this going, or did you prefer it how it was without those keyword luv giving plugins?

  9. Thanks for sharing – having tried and implemented them,I think both commentluv and keywordluv are great for bloggers and commenters and bloggers alike – Its also a great way to improve your brand too.

  10. This plugin is working great on my blog. Thanks very much.

    The only thing Ive noticed, though, is that it doesnt play well with CommentLuv. When CommentLuv is enabled, it shows as persons name@persons website, as opposed to just the name. Not really an issue, but I thought you might like to know.

  11. Many thanks for highlighting KeywordLuv – is a great idea and works as a reward contributors to your site by providing them a backlink. It also avoids the feeling of being rude when entering a keyword in lieu of your name – it makes the comments part of an article look so much more professional. Lets hope the use of KeywordLuv spreads.

  12. Hi! My name is David. Thanks very much for taking the time to explain the difference between commentluv and keywordluv. Over the past 2 days I’ve been trying to get the hang of these plugins. But, I’m struggling because I’m reading through peoples’ blog posts, trying to leave somewhat relevant comments and they’re still not getting accepted! Any advice? Thanks, David 🙂
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  13. CommentLuv plug in is amazing. I use it on all of my blogs and it really does increase the amount of REAL comments from readers, as there is an incentive for them to post. I like how you can post your name for a link. Thanks for the post.

  14. Is a pretty good feature for blogs. I think is a win-win for bloggers and commenters. Thanks for enabling it.
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  15. This is a great hub of yours, thanks for sharing your articles and its great your running the Luv to everyone. We all know that it drives blogging sites a great traffic. Hope to read more about your articles. Thank a lot!

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