Blog Commenters


There haven’t been many comments lately. I know exactly why, of course — I’ve changed the blog settings to require registration, because I was getting swamped with several hundred spam comments an hour. I like comments, but I really dislike spammers, so I still think it’s a good trade.

Nevertheless, I do miss getting legitimate comments. If you don’t know how to register, just scroll down and look for the “Log In” button in the sidebar. And if you don’t want to register, remember that I’ve got my email address up in the top corner of the page, and I don’t object to getting email at all.

That’s all — back to comic book stuff on Friday…

EDIT: Actually, never mind. It turns out there isn’t actually any way to register so you can make comments. There’s just a log-in screen, with no link that’ll let you register at all. So I’m switching it back to the free-for-all. I don’t much enjoy spammers, but I also don’t like it when no one else is ever able to comment.  :/


  1. Richard Bensam Said,

    November 6, 2013 @ 12:12 pm

    And I just arrived here to register in case I wasn’t registered already, because I always do what you tell me to do! Make up your mind already! Sheesh!

  2. scottslemmons Said,

    November 6, 2013 @ 12:56 pm


  3. Maxo Said,

    November 7, 2013 @ 11:58 am

    I’m sure you probably already know this, but you should be able to tweak how comments are accepted in the Discussion section under Settings. At one point I had it a little too high (requiring approval from me before a comment appeared seemed to confuse people), but I just bumped it down to looking for a certain number of links in comments. Unfortunately, I don’t enough readers to even really worry about a lot of spam! 🙁

  4. scottslemmons Said,

    November 7, 2013 @ 12:24 pm

    I’ve got a lot of those marked now, Max — the problem before was that I was getting so much spam that, even with it getting stuck in the filter, it slowed the site down to a crawl…