Thanks to Nickel for alerting me to the existence of the “Top Commentators” WordPress plugin available at pfadvice.com. You can see this plugin on the right sidebar (at the bottom for now).
I’ve added this plugin to encourage more comments on my posts. However, I am still utilizing Spam Karma 2 and my own judgement on the validity of a comment, so don’t try to “boost your score”.
What’s in this for you?
If you stay within the top 5 commentators on my site, you instantly get a link on all my pages. The plugin shows up on my right sidebar, so your site benefits.
What are the rules?
1. Don’t spam. For example, don’t just post something simple like “I agree”. It has to be a substantive comment. It may pass Spam Karma, but it might not pass me.
2. The counting resets each month. That means the top 5 commentators will be wiped out on the 1st of each month and the counting begins again.
3. If you’re getting this “free” link on my homepage, think about adding a link to Clever Dude in your own blogroll if you haven’t already.
That’s it! Now start commentatoring!