For the past week, there’s been an issue with respect to leaving comments at this blog. It’s related to the TypeKey registration requirement. Some people can still leave comments with no problem. However, others are being asked (via TypeKey) to “Sign In” over and over again – with no success.
Personally, I’ve experienced both sides of it. I have no issues making comments from one location – at all. Still, from another location I have the problem – where I cannot sign-in and leave comments.
Over the past week, I’ve reached out to MT support to try and get an answer to this problem. None of the solutions suggested have worked. I’ve also written to a high official at Six Apart asking for help. (A response is still outstanding.)
Nonetheless, last night, I decided to lift the registration requirement to leave comments – thinking that was the best interim solution.
But, in the last 12 hours, there have been over five-hundred “SPAM” comments left on various entries to this blog. And, they keep coming in as fast as I can delete them. (There must be automated SPAM-bots that create these comments on blogs.) Many of these SPAM comments are of a pornographic nature. This is why I must delete them. Clearly, the interim solution is flawed. I cannot spend hours each day just deleting SPAM comments.
Therefore, I am going to now reinstate the registration requirement for leaving comments. I want to apologize to all those who will have issues commenting as a result of this situation. I have not given up yet and will continue to try and find an answer. I hope those who cannot comment will continue to visit the blog while we have this issue. I do feel your pain – because I will be limited in being able to make comments here as well.
Once I have more to share on this issue, I will post it ASAP.