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Blog spam

Over the past week, and escalating in the past 8 hours, this site has been receiving a ton of spam comments and trackbacks.

I am instituting measures to try to stop this, as it really makes the site less enjoyable. In this process, some legitimate comments and trackbacks may get lost. If you post a comment and it doesn't show up, contact me using the email address above, and I will try to rescue your comment from purgatory.

Also, if you have any suggestions as to how to combat spam on the Movable Type system, I'd be very appreciative of any advice.

I really don't want to implement a registration system, but it seems to be very effective at combating blog spam at BvW. So I will ask:

If you were required to register to comment, how would that affect your commenting habits?