Thursday, November 29, 2012

It seems the spambots are out in full force.

So, for those of you that still drop by now and then, I have a question - what sort of blog comment restrictions do you find less tedious? No anonymous comments allowed, or anonymous comments allowed with word verification enabled?

Update: lol, so the spambots come through, but Wes gets diverted to the spam? Nice... good thing I had email notification of comments. *grumble*


  1. For what it's worth, I allow people to choose "anonymous" as their identity when commenting at my blog, but I ask that they sign their names at the end of their comments. And stick with that name.

  2. Res Ipsa7:33 PM

    You get the spam no matter what you do. If you have to review every comment before it posts, you just make more work for yourself. Let people post how they want. Those of us who hang out want others to know who we are so we keep the same monliker. Those who don't normally just do a hit and run anyway and aren't worth the effort to screen out.

  3. Gotta say ditto Res.He is wise..

  4. I always use name/url where present at various places. I don't know how that helps the spam situation though. The thing I generally avoid is where I need an actual account to comment. I can see where you'd avoid anon comments. On another subject, I see you still have JQP on the sidebar. Any idea what has become of him? His page is actually dead these days and I haven't seen hide nor hair of him anywhere in some time. Used to enjoy some of what he wrote...

    1. I wish I knew what happened to JQP. Hopefully if he returns to blogging he'll let us know. And, in the meantime, I hope everything is okay.

  5. I don't know what I do, but the spam posts get deleted auotmatically at my blog. I see them in my email, but they don't post on the blog.

    As for JQP, I think I saw him at Aplhagame quite awhile back. Just one or two comments.

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