2010-07-10

The War on Spam

Dear Readers,

As I've mentioned before, this otherwise relatively unvisited site has been suffering from frequent spam comments containing links to what appear to be Chinese dating sites. Because this blog's settings require users to complete a captcha to leave comments, I can only assume these spurious comments are being produced (with aggravating regularity) by human users who occupy themselves in this fashion.

In any case, it has become thoroughly tiresome to log in and delete each of these spam comments individually after they've been left. As such, I've implemented comment moderation to prevent any more spam from being posted in the first place. This will allow me to dismiss fake comments before they appear on my posts. Unfortunately this also means legitimate comments will not appear until I've had opportunity to review them.

Rest assured that I will use this moderation only to weed out spam, and that any and all real comments, whatever their substance or lack thereof, will be allowed as early as possible. I sincerely hope this effort to eliminate troublesome spam will not discourage you from leaving whatever comments you might like.

That is, if anybody ever reads any of this...