Spam Killed the Comment Star

[EDITED TO ADD: Now that I’ve upgraded to the new Moveable Type engine, I’m trying comments again. You may have to register to comment, but it’s worth a shot. 10/31/04]

Movable Type-based blogs like mine, over the last few months, have been plagued by spam bots (or people with too much time on their hands) posting spam comments in the comment areas of blog entries. These spam comments are just nonsense with URL’s attached to things about penis enhancement and homeowner loans. I’m sick of them, and there’s no easy way to weed them out of the blog once they’ve been posted, so I’m going to just turn comments OFF in my blog until MT has a new release that makes it easier to manage the commenting feature.

Just so y’all know.

But, really, this is just another example of how stupid people kill the goose. Eventually everybody will have to restrict access to what was an excellent way for people to discuss and commune with one another. Some people, frankly, do not deserve the Internet.

Author: Andrew Hinton

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