Spam made me do it.

I had to make a change to how comments can be posted on my blog.  You will now have to be logged in to post a comment.  Why?  Well, at first it was just one little email saying, WordPress – Please Moderate Comment(s).  Inside the email there was a comment from someone I don’t know and have never heard of, with a comment like, “great site!” and 50 or so links under the comment for viagra.  No big deal, I simply marked the comment as spam and moved on.  Then I started getting these emails two and three times a week.  I couldn’t just turn of the moderator notifications – that’s how I met some of you guys. 

I had to do something when I started getting four or five of them a day.  By requiring users to be logged in to post a comment, spammers will not be able to send me these “buy my stuff” links.  This also means, however that you have to be logged in to post a comment.  I really enjoy reading your comments and it encourages me to keep posting, keep cycling, keep dieting, etc.  So I really do hope you will sign in and post.  If you haven’t yet registered, you can do so here (http://sackrider.org/myblog/wp-register.php).

3 thoughts on “Spam made me do it.

  1. davidsackrider

    Loggin in is not a problem, Dale. At least not as big a problem as trying to format my comments into paragraphs!

    Perhaps a good ol’ break tag will do the trick.

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