Temporary: Need to register to comment

The comment spam problem has become so bad that I’ve had to temporarily require you to register before you can post. To comment, just hit the “register to post comment” link. You just have to pick a username and your e-mail address, and you will be e-mailed a password. It’s simple, painless, and stops spammers dead.

I have been deleting hundreds of spams a day, but the Drupal spam module folks are looking into the problem. I’ll remove this requirement ASAP.

Incidentally, if you do log in and hit “history” at the top of the screen, you can see which stories have new comments. Also, you can sign up to get an e-mail when new comments or stories are posted.

If you have an account with another Drupal blog, you can log in with that as well.

The good news: Trackbacks are being caught by Drupal now.

One thought on “Temporary: Need to register to comment

  1. Say you wanted to post on both Terah’s blog (Forest of the Plains) and mine. You could go create an account on Terah’s — say you pick blog1234. On her blog, you could log in as blog1234. Over here, you would log in as blog1234@forest.complete.org and still use your same password. You wouldn’t have to register a second time.

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