You have no idea how happy I am these days that I figured out how to set my e-mail notifications from WordPress so that I no longer receive alerts every time that I need to approve a comment.
That was a clunky sentence, so let me break it down:
Previously, each time someone new posted, I would get an email saying that there was a new comment waiting for approval. Once approved, the same poster would not need to be approved again, and can just post freely.
The headaches this method caused was due to spam; each spam comment triggers an email alert, which means that, in a way, I was spamming myself. And what really kicked me in the shins was that since I have my email routed through to my Blackberry, there were days when it was buzzing every 5-7 minutes for 2-3 hours.
Now, thankfully, I have figured out how to set it up so I’m only notified of posted comments from pre-approved posters. All unapproved comments wait for me to check in to the site; true, this means that any legitimate comments have to wait a little longer to get posted, but so far, all of the unapproved comments that have been waiting are all spam. In a way, being a small blog with small readership is good, as it means as I don’t have to worry about getting around to checking the comment folder all that often.
Anyway, just something that still makes me happy.