It may well be that back in Mrs. Dundon’s day, if you wanted to pollute a neighborhood with a commercial message, you needed cash to buy the paste. But spam, unbelievably, is free. At least to the sender. To those of us who manage multiple websites, it eats up a surprising amount of our time and attention. I check on my comments a number of ways, depending on which is convenient, so every time I get a pending comment that’s spam, I get it on my site, through an RSS feed, and through email. And then I have to clear it from all those pathways. Well, lately the bills being posted have been voluminous, even more annoying than usual, and they’re taking up a lot of my time. So for a little while at least, I’m having to turn off comments here on Hoxsie.Like the schoolmarm said, it’s a shame a few bad apples have to ruin it for everybody.
I’ll put them back up in a couple of weeks and see if the attacks stop, but for now if you have something to say and want to reach me, click on the “Contact Me” link.