Sunday, August 28, 2005

Why I allow only registered users to post

In the interest of spam reduction, I decided to allow only registered users to post to my blog. For some of you that may be an irritation, but I would venture a guess that if the spammers found the site, that would be an irritation to you, as well. Certainly, I would be irritated.

There are spam bloggers out there who will post comments to as many sites as will allow them to do so. They post the same kind of spam that we hate to get in our mailboxes--everything from low cost software to mortgages to pornography.

Need I say more?

So, in order to post to my site, you must be a registered Blogger user:
  • What that means is that you must set up a Blogger account.
  • You may still choose to be unidentifiable depending upon what user name you choose
  • and what display name you use.
  • Setting up an account is free.
  • Once you have set up your account you may choose whether or not to start a blog of your own. (If you do, let me know.) Registering an account does not require that you blog.

How do you do it?

  • When you click on the "comment" link, it will allow you to sign in as a registered user.
  • That gives you a link to the page to set up an account.
  • Or click on one of the links above.
  • From there, all you have to do is fill in the blanks.

To those of you who find this annoying, I understand. To those of you who choose to set up an account and post, thank you. I appreciate it.

I love hearing from you. And I like knowing when you come by.

Wanda Tucker, Coach

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