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April 1st, 2007

I’m implementing a registration requirement for comments. I’m hoping this will help to kill off spam, and also help me in troll control. Please tell me if you find this requirement too burdensome, and I’ll try to find another way around all this.

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  1. April 1st, 2007 at 14:52 | #1

    Worked easily.

  2. rabee
    April 2nd, 2007 at 15:45 | #2

    Your site is very slow. I can access the site very quickly, but it takes forever to retrieve a page.

    It’s probably a mysql thing. Many hosting services limit the number of mysql queries database can service in an hour.

  3. April 2nd, 2007 at 15:58 | #3

    Works easily, but discourages casual commenters. This in turn will over time restrict the number of new commenters you have appearing. Its those casual comments that eventually become core members of a blogs community.

    Install something like bad behavior, and then just ban the IP addresses of people you don’t want accessing the website. It’s just as effective as banning logins, which can be re-registered just as easily as a new IP address can be obtained.

  4. April 2nd, 2007 at 16:46 | #4

    Hi John

    Have you tried the Akismet spam plugin for WordPress? See http://akismet.com/ … it works very well on my plog. Also your server seems to be running very, very slowly!

    All the best,


  5. April 2nd, 2007 at 17:17 | #5

    No probs here either

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