Saturday, February 16, 2013

On Anonymous Commenting

The Egg-Despiser (Hamburg 1931), photographer  Herbert List
Today I have changed the options on Bock in SecondLife concerning commenting.

Anonymous comments will no longer be allowed. The reason for this decision is that lately I have been overwhelmed with spam-comments and that 99.8 % of those who comment anonymously are spammers.

To those of you who have earlier made legitimate comments anonymously I kindly suggest you get a Google Account or some other Open-ID account, as all comments from Registered Users will be allowed. You can choose any name you wish for yourself through these services.


  1. I been getting the same thing for weeks now so I set my settings to registered comments only as well. Much better.

  2. I don´t understand this problem. Almost ALL of spamcomments that are anonymous get caught in Bloggers own spamfilter. At least for me. I just finnished deleting close to 6000 such comments caught that way.

  3. Apmel, it used to be like that for me too, but suddenly a lot of the spam-comments aren't caught by spam filter. You are also protected by the word verification option that you have set in your comment options.

    I refuse to use word verification because it makes it literally impossible - or at least extremely difficult - to comment on the clogs that use that option.

  4. Bock, I did the same thing last week independently! I have been filtering so many anonymous spam comments out -- mostly from sleazy loan companies - it was driving me nuts. I have no more now that people must sign in.


If you are overtly offensive or go way off topic your comment may be deleted.

If you see an offensive or spammy comment you believe should be deleted, please inform me and I'll be forever grateful and give you my first born (although, you'll probably not want that).