Housekeeping

Due to a significant increase in the level of (relatively clever) comment spam I’m receiving on all of the blogs I manage, I have reached the point where it is more efficient to screen all comments and approve the genuine ones than accept comments and delete the spam that gets through the various traps. Those of you who are regular commenters should get through automatically. Everyone else, I apologize for the inconvenience.

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6 Responses to Housekeeping

  1. Alan Bellingham says:

    That’s fair enough.

    It’s part of being successful – spammers latch on to successful blogs the way remora fish attach to sharks and whales.

  2. Cheryl says:

    Thanks. And I’m pleased to see that your comment went through without moderation. That’s how it is supposed to work.

  3. Alan Bellingham says:

    That was indeed the meta-purpose for the comment.

  4. Gary Farber says:

    Dear MR BAGGINS, Fellow Conspirator, I am Thorin Oakenshield, descendant of Thrain the Old and grandson of Thror who was King under the Mountain. I am writing you to discuss our plans, our ways, means, policy and devices for rescuing our treasure from the dragon Smaug.

    [click on link]

  5. ErrolC says:

    Ditto on fair enough, and meta-reason.

  6. marco says:

    So it’s “Delurk now or forever remain silent!”