Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Anonymous comments are re-enabled!

In an August 26, 2005 posting, I announced that I had disabled anonymous comments (I said "anonymous postings" but I meant to say "anonymous comments"). I did this because the blog was getting "comment spam"—advertisements and links to unrelated sites disguised as comments.


However, I just realized that Blogger.com (the host of this blog) has something called word verification, which prevents automated spam programs from posting comment spam to blogs that allow anonymous comments. Word verification just means that someone posting a comment anonymously has to take the added step of reading and typing in a word displayed in a graphic format that spam programs can't parse electronicaly.


For more about word verification (it's a bit of a hassle, but not complicated at all), see this page.


I look forward to your continued comments!


—Mellow Monk


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