Friday, May 31, 2013

Turning anonymous comments off

I'm sorry to do it, but I had to turn off anonymous comments. I apologise to any legit commenters who normally comment anonymously or with a name/URL (unfortunately, you can't turn off anonymous without also turning off name/URL). I suddenly started getting spam comments, and it reached the point where I was having to spend about 15 minutes every day just deleting spam comments.

So, you'll now need an account with Google, Wordpress, AIM, LiveJournal, TypePad, or OpenID to comment here. I think almost all of my usual commenters have either Google or Wordpress anyway. I'll probably turn anonymous back on during read-a-thons and whatnot to allow easier commenting.

Boo spammers!


  1. It seems that the spam comments come in waves. In the last few days I have had a TON of them and when I remember to tag my posts, there are even more. I don't know what the deal is lately. Hopefully this solves the problem for you.

    Lisa @ Just Another Rabid Reader

  2. I did the same. It really solved all my spam problems so easily. I didn't think to turn them back on for Readathons. Thanks for the thought.