As of today I will change the way I will moderate new comments. The reason for these changes is SPAM. I will apply the following rules to all comments left:
- Real names in the name field only – without exception, sorry. No more company, product or services names.
- I will still provide the commenters URL in the Recent Comments section – so people will see you URL and can follow you to your website.
- I will keep the nofollow tag switched off, so you will still get the link back for your page ranking.
If there is no real name in the name field I will either
- change the name to anything I can think of like Adam or Eve – but only if I believe the comment to valuable to the discussion.
- delete the comment without any notice.
- spam the comment which will have probable repercussions on other blogs too.
Some of my long standing commenters – you know who you are – will unfortunately suffer as a consequence of this, but I see no other way to control the level of spam I’m experiencing. To prevent further complaints and arguments I have no choice but to follow this route of action.
Please keep on commenting and help me to make this a spam free zone. – ST.