I’ve had enough.

As some of you may know, I am running Spam Karma 2 to prevent spam comments flooding my blog. It’s been working great, I only had to delete half a dozen comments since I’ve installed SK2. But things have slightly changed. SK2 is still working fine, but I am sick and tired of deleting hundreds of spam comments each and every day. At the beginning I quickly went through the comments SK2 caught in case it made a mistake, but over the last couple of weeks that has become virtually impossible – try checking some 800 spam comments every day. That’s why I decided to make commenting available only to registered users. I know some people hate registering, and I can understand that, I don’t like it myself, that’s why it took me so long to take that decision. It has one advantage though: there won’t be anyone misusing your name, and confusions such as whether the Chris from Pianocktail not being the same one as the guy from Chris.lu will not happen again. So you gain something as well after all. And, if you’re working on your own computer, you can activate the “remember me” function, so you never have to worry about logging in again.

If you don’t want to fill out the register form yourself, leave a comment and I’ll email you a username and password. (Don’t worry, you can easily change your password afterwards.) Logic and I have never been best friends. :D

I apologize for this inconvenience.

9 thoughts on “I’ve had enough.”

  1. You are presenting us with a difficult logical problem: how can a non-registered user drop you a comment so that you register him ? becaus eif he is not registered he cannot comment … :P
    good choice I would long have been driver crazy with that amoutn of spam

  2. Damn it. Yeah, right. Well then I’m afraid people will not have much of a choice.

    No idea if and how that works. I’ll check.

  3. Registreiert an mech erem iwert daat wéi WordPress offensichtlech hannert den Kulissen augesait, gewonnert. Mee bon, vlaischt sollt ech och einfach irgendwann ophaalen, den völleg veraalten Nucleus ze benotzen. ;-)

  4. Fierwat aktivéiers de net den Captcha-Plugin vun SK? Dann huet den Benotzer am Fall wou SK sech “onsecher” ass emmer nach d’Chance sech mat engem Captcha ze “retten”. Sou land mat 99.9% wierklech keen echten Kommentar méi beim Spam. Klappt bei mir wonnerbar.

    Bon mee lo hun ech mech jo sws ugemellt :)

    Ironesch iwwregens, dat d’Aktivéirungsmail vu mengem Account bei Google Mail am Spam-Folder geland ass hehe

  5. Well dee schon aktivéiert ass, an trotzdeem net emmer geklappt huet. Do si jo emmerhin nach 0,1%… Mee och wann ech dee Probleem geléist kriit géing meng Datebank trotzdeem nach emmer all Dag mat honnerten vu Spamkommentare geflut gin. Dat mécht meng Datebank deelweis méi lues an domatter d’Luedzäiten vum Blog méi laang, an et ass verdammt nerveg déi Kommentarer all Dag läschen ze mussen.

    Déi Optioun fir déi eege Kommentarer z’éditéiren gett et zwar hun ech rausfonnt, ass awer zimlech buggy – well soen, wann een uklickt fir säin eegene Kommentar z’éditéiren huet een och Zougreff op all déi aner. Anscheinend ass et ee Bug a WordPress selwer, also net sou einfach léisbar. Virleeflech muss een dann also weiderhin iwwerliesen ier een op Submit klickt. ;)

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