Sunday, January 27, 2013



Just wanted to let everyone know that I finally broke down and after almost 5 years of allowing people to post either anonymously or connecting a website to a name, changed the way people can leave comments.

The reason being is that I was getting very tired of dealing with spam comments. Even though Blogger is doing a fantastic job of channeling 98% of my spam comments directly into the spam folder, it was the remaining two percent that I was getting tired of dealing with. Plus, do you know how disconcerting it is to check the spam folder every three days and see at least 160+ spam comments in it?

So for the foreseeable future, the only way that you can leave comments is by one of the following methods:

1} Using your Blogger/Google+/Google account (I'm pretty sure about the Google+ account, since it's part of the same Google family).

2} Open ID.

I'll still be moderating because I just can't see myself not doing that, simply because I don't allow anonymous comments.

I sincerely apologize in advance to all my friends who come to visit and want to leave a comment, but can't due to not having either a Google account or any other blogging type account.

When things get back to some degree of normalcy here and I can see with a reasonable degree of accuracy what kind of traffic I'm actually getting, I'll give some serious consideration to allowing anonymous comments again.



  1. I don't allow them, and you know why!

  2. R: Yeah, I sort of do.

    Still, I find it disoncerting that I had to do it, because I do get the occasional FB friend that will comment on the blog.

    But honestly, I need to get my blog back under some semblance of normalcy.

    On the bright side, I did re-publish a post that I had taken down about a year ago.

  3. I allowed anonymous comments briefly and the crazies came out - most spam stuff. So I took that option off, too.

  4. G.A.: Sadly, I do. Didn't want to, but the spam was starting to get tiresome to deal with.

    Lynn: What started me to give serious consideration to doing this was New Year's Day weekend. On a post that I had for that Monday, I wound up with about 70 comments, 63 of which were spam.

  5. Boo. I hate that because then it doesn't link back to the persons blog.

  6. Bearman: I think you can with Open ID. If you select it, it allows you to select from a drop down bar and you put in your blog addy.

    To be honest, I really didn't want to do this, but I just couldn't deal with the spam anymore.


Go on, give me your best shot. I can take it. If I couldn't, I wouldn't have created this wonderful little blog that you decided to grace with your presence today.

About that comment moderation thingy: While yes, it does say up above I can take it, I only use it to prevent the occasional miscreant from leaving thoughtless and/or clueless comments.

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