MakeSpammersHistory: All comments turned off

I’ve temporarily disabled blog comments for new posts. Sorry.

Today I’ve received, and deleted somewhere in the region of over 400 blog comment spam messages. I am so angry, and so upset that there are selfish, evil people out there who disrupt people’s websites. I sincerely wish that there was something that we could do to stop these people’s activities.

I’ll switch them on again soon, once this batch of comment spammers have moved on.

(In the meantime, I’ll need to work out a new anti-spam technique as I’ve just discovered that the plugin that temporarily disables comments also disables my posting of articles and logging into the site!! How rubbish is that?!)

Update: I’ve now added a new input to the comment form. You now have to type my name, and spell it correctly, in order for comments to be accepted. I’ll see how long that holds it at bay … probably not long, but I can only try.

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Gareth Saunders

I’m Gareth J M Saunders, 46 years old, 6′ 4″, father of 3 boys (including twins). Latterly, web architect and agile project manager at the University of St Andrews and warden at Agnes Blackadder Hall. Currently on sabbatical. I am a priest in the Scottish Episcopal Church, and I sing with the NYCGB alumni choir.

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