Like many websites that allow you to leave comments, we are constantly getting ‘spam’ comments sent to us. If we didn’t do anything about it, the right-hand column of onlinefocus would be overflowing with hundreds of dodgy comments giving links to dodgy websites.
Fortunately, we use some very helpful software called ‘akismet’ to keep them out.
There’s an article in today’s Guardian about akismet – if you’re interested in the technical side of websites, , have a look here.
(but if you’re not interested, feel free to skip this one!)