Friday, November 20, 2009

Change to blog comments

Well, we got a couple icky spammy comments. The kind that probably just get posted to a whole buncha sites and link to something totally irrelevant. So I've changed a couple of things around here:

  • I've removed the comment feed for now. (That was the "Little Stuff we're talking about" section on the right that showed recent comments.)
  • I'm requiring a sign in with OpenID or a Google account.
I've been reluctant to require sign-in, but I'm going to give it a try. I don't want to discourage human beings from leaving feedback and opinions, but I really want to keep the auto-generated trash out.

If you have a Google, LiveJournal, TypePad, WordPress or AIM account, you'll be able to sign in with your existing username. If not, please drop me a line (email address is in my profile) and let me know. (Although it might be a good time to set up a Google account. Google has all kinds of neat stuff like Gmail and Google Docs and Picasa....)

In case you're not familiar with OpenID, there's great information on their site about what it is and how to log in using it.

As always, I do welcome comments and relevant links. Wanna give the new sign in a try and tell me what you think?


  1. sorry for your icky spam. my sign in is always doesn't seem to deter anyone from commenting. thanks, kitty

  2. Kitty: Good to know the sign in works for you! Keeping my fingers crossed! :)


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