Comment Spam is the bane of blogs: fake comments that are nothing more than links to sites offering high-fashion shoes, purses, and porn (curious set, no?)
I’d love to accept real comments from anyone who is not anonymous, but unfortunately Spam Comment robots happily provide fake identities. So I’ve had to restrict comments to people who have created an account on my site.
…but even that doesn’t take care of the problem. As this WordPress FAQ explains, the WordPress comment settings affect only future posts; existing posts are still targets for spam.
So now I’ve set up comments to work only for people who have accounts on this site, and have turned off comments for all my old posts.
Hopefully my new posts will welcome your comments, as long as you create an account with me. Sorry for the trouble; blame the Comment Spammers.