Comments now need authorisation.

So, the spammers have found this site, and decided it would be a great idea to add comments offering various dubious products to any reader with links.

I don’t like that, so as a first try I’m enabling admin approval of comments, so that readers don’t see those frankly offensive SPAM comments. I’ll do my best to authorise valid comments as soon as I can, but obviously, sometimes it may be quite a few hours, or even a day or two before comments get authorised. I’m sorry for the inconvenience, as always it’s the few that spoil it for the majority.

Update: I’ve made some slight changes that mean most comments will be authorised automatically, while SPAM comments hopefully get trapped for authorisation. Unfortunately, some valid comments will still get trapped for authorisation though. We’ll see how it goes.

Update #2 (01/12/2004): That didn’t work, still getting way too many SPAM comments, so authorisation is back, until I have time to update the software to pick up the improved SPAM handling in WordPress 1.3.