Yes, you must now log in to comment on this site
Just an update on the commenting system on this blog. Over the past 7 months or so I have been getting 300-400+ spam comments a day coming into articles new and old. These comments would have to be manually moderated by myself each and every day as well as manually deleted. It was starting to take up 1-2 hours a day of my time and the reason this was happening is because I did not make it mandatory to log in to comment, so anyone could comment at anytime without having to be known to the site. Starting yesterday I went the way of 99% of other sites on the internet and made it mandatory for you to log in to comment. All of the sudden the spam comment count went to ZERO. Ahhhh. More free time to concentrate on what I need to concentrate on. Yes, I have spam plug-ins doing their job but they have been missing MANY of them. I get much more than 400 a day overall, usually tops out at 2500 a day total but the spam plug-ins catch most of it.
So what does this mean?
This may mean that posts will get less comments because many will not want to log in to comment but just wanted to explain why this has been implemented after I received an email complaint about it today.
To comment on this site you will now need to register before you can do so. You can register HERE. Once you log in once your browser should remember your user and pass so you should be all set.
As always, thanks to all for even being here!
PS – there is now a LOG IN/LOG OUT and REGISTER bar at the very top of the page at all times for ease of use.