And so have the spammers.
Yesterday, I had to delete 17 comments which were posted by computers.
I wanted to leave the comments open to anyone, including those who want to post anonymously. I did NOT want to use the "prove you're not a robot" text box which is damn near impossible to read.
Lately, I've noticed a few spam comments getting past what were excellent filters devised by the folks at Google.
Since the tech gurus at Google are busy working on some rather interesting and what appear could be ground-breaking, forward thinking projects, I'm not going to moan and complain.
I have a few choices. I can completely disable anonymous comments which means anyone who wants to join the conversation will have to get some sort of ID. I HATE that idea. It stops the free exchange of thoughts.
I can add the aforementioned text box and I HATE that idea, too.
I can moderate comments and truthfully, I hate THAT idea, too.
I'll wait another day or two and see how it goes. I'm guessing comment moderation will be the least annoying choice and the one that will keep this space open to all.
The problem is the whole chemobrain thing. Even with a smart phone and constant access to email, I know adding THAT to the never ending to-do list is going to be a big mistake. I'm sure I'll forget to moderate anything....
Which leaves me right where I started. If you see some stupid comment, do not click the link. I can't figure out how to get a clickable link into the comments and these stupid (actually they are very smart) "bots" get clickable links into their comments.
Go Figure. And Stay Tuned.......