This announcement will stay on top for a while to give readers a chance to read it.
One of the purposes of a blog is to have discussion and comments. The ideal would be for comments to be open for anybody to make. Sadly, the spammers have made that ideal impossible. Automated spam commentary would simply innundate a blog. As time has gone on, I have had to add ever more anti-spam measures to protect the blog from floods of spam. Unfortunately, that makes it more onerous for legitimate readers to make comments. I have been requiring someone to be registered and logged in before a comment could be made but some readers are finding this too much hassle. So I am going to try an experiment- you won’t have to be logged in to leave a comment. You will, however, still have to fill out a form. The first time you make a comment, I will have to approve it and there will be a wait before it appears. But once you have made an approved comment, further comments will not be held in the approval queue. I look forward to hearing from you.
To make a comment, click on the entry below a post that says “No comments” or “N comments”, where N is an integer. Comments with excessively foul language or abusive content will be deleted at my discretion.