It's Best if You Don't See This

22 Sep 2008

Posted by CrashTest_

I don't think much of Mollom on my Drupal site. It's not that I don't like it, actaully I freakin' LOVE it! It is just that I never, ever, have to think about it.

A couple of months ago I was told about Mollom by Josh Brauer and decided that I did indeed want to give it a try. It was supposed to be a site spam service, working as a Drupal module, to protect your site from being inundated with blog post spam, etc. It was supposed to be pretty much invisible, unless the Mollom service thought that the comment or post might be spam, then it would spring into action with Captcha check and nail the post as spam or ham as a result. It lives up to these expectations and more.

So, what makes Mollom different, from a end-user point of view, than the other spam solutions I have tried (Akismet, Spam Karma, etc.)? Nothing, or rather, you have to do nothing, which is a whole lot less than what you do with the others. In fact, you don't have to deal with queues, moderation, constant attention and emails about all of the above. In other words you don't have to do anything. Oh, yeah, and the fact that it just plain works. I have yet to see a spam on my site.

What's crazy is that until this morning, when I got an email letting me know that Mollom was out of beta and now you could buy a subscriptions for their bigger-site service, I had actually completely forgotten that I had it installed. I thought that it might not be on, but when I went into my Mollom admin, I saw to my surprise that it had blocked almost 100 spams from my tiny site in the last 30 or so days.

Oh yeah, and those stats that I was looking at, yeah, they are SHINY! Look at that nice graph, it fills my designy heart with happiness :)

Mollom Stats

I hope I didn't put you off with the words "Buy" and "Subscription", because Mollom is always free for sites with less than 100 comments/posts per day. They offer this because, in Dries' words "We make Mollom Free available for free because we think that making spam protection available to as many sites as possible is the right thing to do." Nice.

Mollom was contrived by Dries Buytaert who also brought us the awesomeness that is Drupal as well as the RedHat of the Drupal world, Acquia (I ask you, does he do anything that isn't awesome?).

Ok, now that I have put my thoughts down about Mollom, I can go back to forgetting about it. Some things are best when they aren't seen :)

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Comments

Great. Misspellings of Mollom throughout and the first link is incorrect.


Sorry about the misspelling, for some reason I have always thought of it as MollUm, must be why they also captured the url Mollum.com.

Also, probably need to be more careful on my checking when I am taking cold medication ;)

Pat


It's not the first time I've seen someone miss-spell Mollom. Seeing that mollum.com redirects to mollom.com doesn't do that any good of course.


I would say that Mollom is the best one for Drupal.
Mike


This really does work well...thank you.


Thank you my friend, I also love and use mollom on many drupal sites

We are useing this on all our car rental blogs next would like to get the mollom CAPTCHA working ;)


Anything that stops these spammers is great.


I don't use Mollom too for my site because the traffic is not that good yet. There are approximately 200 visitors per day. The site itself is no do follow and with low page rank, so I just delete spammy comments manually.


Does not look like this works too well with the porno and replica watch links on your site. What's up with that?


What's up is that Mollom had an important security update available and I didn't update my site for quite some time. Also, I was in the process of moving (twice) so I was basically not even looking at my site. Things apparently got a little out of control in my absence :)


Indeed Mollom works best with Drupal.


I got to many spam traffic on my Property Software site but now its fine. I have been reading your blog last couple of weeks and enjoy every bit... thanks for sharing, just bookmarked it for later reference.


who cares how it is spellt
after reading this post I got mollum-mollom-mooolumm well the point is I LOVE IT!
thanks so much


I like Mollom as well. It saves me from thousands of spammers on a monthly basis.

lisa from registry cleaner


If i use the Mollom in my blog, is it real that i don't have to deal with queues and moderations ? Because i have to use 1 or more hours to deal with the spams in my blog.
Thanks your nice post.


I've tried a number of plugins on my wordpress site and none of them seem to work as well as that. It looks like a really efficient SPAM filter, and I guess the fact it makes pretty graphs is just a bonus??


I own a consumer report business and many customers are looking for spam solutions these days. I think this is great for Drupal and many users will love this.


"I don't think much of Mollom on my Drupal site. It's not that I don't like it, actaully I freakin' LOVE it! It is just that I never, ever, have to think about it." - nice :) But the best part of the post is for me one of the life statements "Ok, now that I have put my thoughts down about Mollom, I can go back to forgetting about it. Some things are best when they aren't seen :)" (things that are important but you dont have to think about them are very important in efficient business!)

David Sims CEO Of Gas4Free | Grow Taller 4 Idiots


I have Mollom on my drupal site and I love it too. It does a fantastic job without requiring any effort from me. I have recommended it to several friends who also have positive comments about it.

- Anna (Cellulite Treatment Blog)


Mollom is a great software tool, It blocks all kind of spams. Using Mollom, there is absolutely nothing to worry about. I have been using it for a while now. Thanks for the review though.


I like Mollom as well. It saves me from thousands of spammers on a monthly basis.