Hey all. Due to a burst of comment spam last night (150+ comments), all anonymous comments will need to be approved by us before they will appear on the site. Hopefully this will help limit the spam in the future.
Those of you with accounts won’t have this limitation. If you want an account, sign up and we’ll approve you (assuming you’re not just another spammer…)
I don’t think I accidentally deleted any legitimate comments, but if you said anything last night, um, it’s gone.
Anyway. That’s that.
Update: That wasn’t working. The spam was just piling up in the approval queue, and apparently we don’t get email notifications for that, so I would never know if someone legitimate was trying to comment.
So now there’s a simple math question for anonymous commenters, and a word-based challenge for creating new accounts. We’ll see if this helps…
Let us know if you have any problems.