02/10/2005: A change here you may notice.
I'm changing comments from Greymatter's native commenting to Haloscan. If you don't like it, blame the comment spammers.
Prior to the recent implosion, I had a problem with comment spamming in the archived entries. Disabling comments in archived entries (i.e., posts that have scrolled off the main index page) cured that.
Since the implosion, I've noticed comment spamming on the main index page. Disabling HTML and linking in comments did not cure that; I don't know what these bastards do, but they manage to get live links in their comments despite the fact I've disabled links in comments. As of tonight, the asshole who's been comment spamming me has now put comment spam in a post that was a bit over 24 hours old. Pretty soon, he'll be putting comment spams in posts I've written an hour ago.
I've yet to see comment spamming in Haloscan comments, which is why I've gone back to Haloscan (I had Haloscan commenting back when this blog was "powered by Blogger"). If the asshole manages to spam my Haloscan comments I'm going to get rid of commenting entirely. I don't want to do that (I like the conversations that blog commenting allows), but I'm damned if I'm letting anyone spam my comments anymore.
Hope nobody finds this inconvenient. If you do, I'm sorry.
And for what it's worth, comments made before I disabled Greymatter's native commenting are still on the entry page that you made the comment on; those aren't lost.
Len on 02.10.05 @ 10:50 PM CST