Too many people have reported problems getting the WP-SpamFree blocker to recognise that they are not, in fact, a spambot. So that plugin has been deleted and now I have to try and debug a 403 forbidden error that’s screwing up other stuff.
In the meantime, because I’ve become addicted to no longer wading through hundreds of spam every day, I’m enabling comment registration. It’s simple,
totally contained within this blog (no third party comment management systems)(see below – you now have a choice) and you can still be as pseudonymous if you like. If I could take this opportunity to request people who’ve been commenting for a while to create a gravatar tied to your commenting email address? It’s just a way of personalising comments further and easily distinguishing commentors with similar names at a glance.
Addendum: Those of you who already have OpenID’s can now use them as your login rather than having to cope with Yet Another Password.
Addendum 2: You’re not stuck with your OpenID blog name as your display name here. You can edit your profile to display the name/pseudonym you prefer.