Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Because you demanded it:

I've been getting a lot of requests to open up a "comments" section, so I did.

Previously I did not for three reasons:

1) An embarrassingly low number of comments;

2) Too many comments and too little time to respond;

3) The comment spammers. Now I'm not offended by mainstream pornography, and I'd be loathed to use organs of the state to punish anything other than child-pornography, but some of those porn comment spammers feature really bizarre stuff. Not that I've checked, but you need only look at the names of the titles that they leave. I think blogger might have a defense against comment spammers. Not sure.


Jason Kuznicki said...

Thank you so much for adding comments! I will be sure to stop by more often and comment on your posts. The surest way to build a regular audience, IMHO, is to allow comments.

For what it's worth, I've found that HaloScan comments deal with spammers very effectively. I've only had a single spammer in the year I've been using HaloScan, and this was a person who did his spamming manually (!).

Jonathan said...


Jim said...

Thanks for adding comments to your already fine blog.

I use Haloscan for trackback, and Blogger for comments, and I've never had spam. Of course, my readership is rather limited, but whose fault is that?

David Weigel said...

It's about time!