Turning off anonymous comments

OK, the comment spammers have found both my blogs. If you subscribe to post comments, you’ve probably gotten them in email, though Blogger has already deleted them when I show up to check. The comment spam is so entertaining that I’ve been tempted to leave them alone, but there’s always the chance that they’re linking to malware or something scary, and I don’t think any of us want to mess with that.

I don’t think any of you guys are posting without an account anyway. I don’t think I’ve gotten more than one or two legitimate anonymous comments in the whole (depressingly long) history of this blog. So I am turning off anonymous comments as of today. I think that’s a much better alternative than turning back on the Captcha. I don’t think any of you will be affected.

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