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Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Spam, alas, brings comments to a halt.

I'm sorry to announce that I am closing comments here at Philocrites for the simple reason that I can no longer stay on top of the flood of spam comments. In one 24-hour period last week, my blacklist caught more than 5,000 attempts to post spam comments — but several dozen made it through. With the very limited time I have to dedicate to maintaining the blog, spending 30 minutes or more twice a day clearing spam off the site is not sustainable. Unfortunately, I don't have the time to upgrade my customized installation of Movable Type to take advantage of the comment moderation features in newer versions, and so we're just stuck in this situation.

If you would like to comment on one of my posts, please send me email and I may post your comment manually. I've always been grateful for the insight and good will that characterized comments here. To each of you who has shared your good sense with me and my readers, my deep thanks. I'm sorry the conversation has trickled off, and I'm very sorry to have to close comments down.

Copyright © 2009 by Philocrites | Posted 31 March 2009 at 9:06 AM

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