Comment policy

by Karoli on July 2, 2013 · 3 comments

This blog is too small to be this much work. I’m considering closing comments altogether or incorporating Facebook comments after clearing out nearly 8,000 spam comments posted after I upgraded my WordPress installation and Akismet somehow crapped out, alongside Disqus.

That would explain the random dDOS attacks on this blog that happen when I post anything new, too. Disqus is a great service but I’m not thrilled with how this all happened, or what a challenge moderating them was.

On the plus side, there have been some outstanding comments posted here, well worth taking the time to read. So I’m torn.

Talk me down or talk me into it. I’ll leave comments open on this one.

  • BlueTrooth

    Well, I saw the mess under the last post and was pretty disappointed. I don’t know the ins and outs of how the spam programs work, but I hope you can find a way to keep them open and block the spam. I’ll still be reading either way, of course!

  • http://www.downes.ca Stephen Downes

    I read this blog so I hope you’ll continue. I don’t have much use for Disqus and if I have a real comment it’ll be on my website anyways, so you could just as well shut down the comments.

  • Neeroc

    Damn! Hopefully you can find a solution that isn’t a pain in the behind. I might not comment often but I do find that the comments section is a valuable part of a blog/community.

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