Blogging: No more comments

August 28th, 2004 by Richy B. Leave a reply »

Due to the high level of spam comments I’ve been receiving recently, I’ve decided to close all comments on all previous entries.

I didn’t want to have to do this, but whenever I felt like blogging, I found I had to spend more and more time just cleaning up comment spam (20 contact lenses spam today alone). Easiest solution was just to close commenting. This will probably impact on the “popularity/usefulness” of a few entries (the Mystry of Time And Space game solutions and the Premium rate spam details), but, alas, there’s not much I can do at this point.

When I upgrade to MT 3 (which I still haven’t decided if I’ll do), I’ll probably install MT-Blacklist, but spammers have just taken all the fun out of blogging for me. Sorry.

This post is over 6 months old.

This means that, despite my best intentions, it may no longer be accurate.

This blog holds over 12 years of archived content - during that time, I may have changed my opinion of something, technology will have advanced (and old "best standards" may no longer be the case), my technology "know how" has improved etc etc - it would probably take me a considerable amount of time to update all the archival entries: and defeat the point of keeping them anyway.

Please take these posts for what they are: a brief look into my past, my history, my journey and "caveat emptor".

1 comment

  1. Neil T. says:

    Sorry to hear that, but it’s understandable. I close comments on all entries more than 2 months old, and I have MT-Blacklist enforce moderation for comments on entries that are more than 45 days old.

    I got hit with the contact lens spam too, although MT-Blacklist successfully stopped it all 🙂

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