Unfortunately, I’ve decided to change The Mets Report to only allow comments from registered and logged in users. I didn’t want to have to do this. I find it annoying when I have to register and log in to comment on other websites.
The reason that I’m doing this is simple: spam. The amount of comment spam that I have to sift through has gotten to the point of being more annoying than the registration and login process is. I’m sorry to have to do this but its become a necessity.
I’ve attempted several methods to combat comment spam without sufficient success. I’ve come to the conclusion that the only way that I can adequately monitor the comments to keep them free from ads for male enhancement products and the like, is to require registration to comment.
Feel free to let me know your thoughts here. I understand that there may be opposition to this change. But I welcome your opinions.