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Friday, November 26, 2010

Disabling anonymous comments for a while

Due to issues with spam comments lately I am temporarily disabling "anonymous" comments for a while. Anyone with a Blogger or Wordpress account, or with an OpenID, can still leave comments, and of course you can always send me messages via the email address on the sidebar.

-- PB


Ms Scarlett said...

Young man - where have you been!! Glad to see you back...

I disabled anonymous comments on my blog ages ago.

Anonymous said...

I never had that many problems, but hey, I'm not anonymous so I can comment as often as I want. :p

Dioneo said...

I've noticed an uptick in spam comments recently too. Has Blogger's imagey-text mechanism been defeated, or are spammers just so desperate that they're doing bugging people manually now? I'm afraid I'll eventually have to join you in shutting down anonymous comments.

Riff Dog said...

I've been seeing a lot more anonymous spam lately, too. Not just ads, but these weird spam compliments and requests for links and stuff. All anonymously with no links, so I don't see what they're trying to accomplish. Weird.

Blogger's spamcatcher seems to filter most of it, though, otherwise I'd have to disable anonymous comments, too.

The Panserbjørne said...

Scarlett: I'm still here, I just took last week off for Thanksgiving. :)

Spring Flower: True enough!

Dioneo: I wasn't using the CAPTCHA mechanism because I find it rather annoying on other websites. Maybe I should have.

Riff: Who knows (or cares) what goes through the mind of a spammer? Less than human, they are. :)

-- PB

Naughty Lexi said...

I feel unloved. Not because you've turned of anonymous comments, but because I'm not getting spammed to death. No one cares *sniffle*

That was a sniffle just then. Not a chuckle of victory. Far from it ;)

The Panserbjørne said...

Lexi: LIAR! LIAAAAAAAAAAAAAAR!!! I saw that smirk, I did! :)

-- PB