Registration Now Required

Well, I held out for as long as I could.  I really did.  When I first started this blog, the comment spam was none to minimal.  But as time has gone on, the spam became more frequent until, now, I am being bombarded with it almost every single hour. 

I’m tired of getting nonsensical ads for watches, purses, jewelery, promises to increase the size of body parts that I do not possess, or spam that is just plain lewd.  The sneakiest offenders are those who try to pass themselves off as legitimate readers with “Hey, I love your blog” comments, but when you look at the link to their website, it is obvious that they are a spammer trying to sneak in a link to their dubious website and up their search engine ranking. 

I’m a patient person, but enough is enough.  So, effective immediately, you must now register to post a comment on this blog.  I’m sorry I had to do this.  I really am.  I’ve never wanted to discourage comments from legitimate readers so I’ve always tried to make commenting as easy and painless as possible.  Unfortunately, I can’t be so accomodating anymore.

The registration process may not entirely stop spammers but, hopefully, it will slow them down a bit.  And I’ll still be moderating comments to make sure no spammers try to sneak in.

I hope this won’t discourage you legitimate readers from commenting on my blog.  I really love reading your thoughts and I would be sad if nobody ever commented anymore. 

The registration process is pretty simple and only takes a minute.  Just scroll down to the Meta section (on the right side of the blog), click on the Registration link, and follow the instructions.

Thank you for your understanding!

5 thoughts on “Registration Now Required

  1. Thanks for the vote of confidence, Em! But I should say that for any subscribers who may be concerned, you don’t need to worry about anyone finding out your password. I don’t even know their passwords. The WordPress software takes care of all of that. Ya know, I should probably put up a quick blog about that just to ease peoples minds.

  2. Understandable. I really don’t know why spammers do what they do. How many people read spam and go, “Really? What an amazing offer/product/service! I think I’ll send them money!”

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