Has anyone else been getting comments on LJ entries from anonymous users that are spam? I’ve gotten six in the last two weeks, compared to about three in the previous seven years. Sometimes they’re on the most recent entry — I just deleted one from the shortwave radio post — but a couple have been on entries that are years old. Most comments are coming from the same block of IP addresses, but I can’t narrow it down very far.
Last week I changed settings to require a CAPTCHA from anonymous commenters. I’ve gotten four spam comments from anonymous users since then, so obviously that’s not really working. So now I’m screening all anonymous comments, so readers won’t see them. But I’ll still have to deal with them, which doesn’t exactly fill me with rapturous joy.
I’ve wanted to encourage anonymous comments (hoping they’re signed or otherwise identifiable), but I haven’t gotten a legitimate anonymous comment in months if not years. I expect I’ll end up banning anonymous comments.
Why do people have to spoil everything?