Monday, April 9, 2018
Comment policy change
A number of readers have complained that verification on comments (at present, Google uses image recognition) has become ridiculously onerous. That's outside my control, unless I stop using it; so let's run an experiment.
I've switched off verification for comments, but also switched off anonymous comments. That means, if you want to leave a comment, you'll have to be signed in with a Google account or OpenID. I hope that will prevent a surge of spam comments (which is why I implemented verification in the first place; however, a few still got through, even with verification enabled).
Let's try it that way for a few days. If it works, great. If not, or if spam comments become too much, then I'll have to think of something else.