new comment policy
Comment spam is taking over my blog.
You don’t see it because I have comments moderated. But when I log in to my blog & I have more than 8,000 comments waiting to be moderated — of which only ONE (yes, one) is a real comment — well, we have a problem.
I love your comments & don’t want to turn them off. I like that some posts really become a discussion.
So …. To combat this I’m switching around the way the blog handles comments to see if I can beat the spammers. I know this is going to be a pain for those of you who do like to comment, but it can’t be half as big of a pain as it is for me to wade through all the comment spam.
Here are the changes for commenting on this blog:
- people wishing to make comments must be registered users
- I’ll allow any real, non-spammy person (naughty or nice) to become a registered user
- you must be logged in to comment
I hope you still do comment on the blog – even with these road blocks.
And if you have suggestions for other ways to combat this problem, please register & leave a comment 🙂
In the time it took me to write this post (less than 5 minutes), I got 11 more spam comments.