I love reading peoples comments, not only are they often interesting, but they also serve to swell my ego. This is a good thing.
This seems to be a popular blog, which is a good thing, but with that popularity comes a price.
Comment and Trackback spam.
I’ve been coming back from work and finding 20–30 bits of comment spam, and often half a dozen bits of Trackback spam. After twelve hours of work, the last thing that I want to do is sit down and clear out the clutter.
As one of those people who hates registering for anything, especially reading/commenting on blogs I’ve always left open the possibility to comment anonymously without having to sign in.
Unfortunately I think that this is going to have to change.
So in the next couple of days, unless I receive another idea on how to stop the spam, I’ll be turning off anonymous commenting. The problem is that I’m kind of tied to the Blogware commenting system, so switching to a slightly less spam-friendly is as far as I’m concerned out of the question.
Obviously I’d like everyone to register a commenting identity, as it makes it easier to follow what people are saying to me, but if you want to remain anonymous then you can use the following details.