Is It Spam or an Interesting Comment?

Spam is getting sneakier by the day!  If you run a blog — and if you care about publishing only cogent comments — you probably already know precisely the problem I am addressing today.

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The Course of Human Longing

Every couple of years or so, we receive a comment on an article that is both stunning and numbing.  That sort of rendering comment reveals a new angle on an aging ideal that is both magnificently enlightening and intolerably human.  Twelve hours ago, we received one of those comments on an article — The Uncanny and Homesick Sexual Longing — originally published on November 12, 2007.

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WordPunk Works with OpenID to Confirm Identity

Commenting on blogs is no longer open season for spewing anonymous bile and hatred.  The bad old days of anonymous Wild West commenting is dead. 

WordPunk requires all commenters be registered and we use OpenID to verify your identity.  We just published a Registration Page that teaches you how to set up and use OpenID so you can comment.

If you were using the “Movable Type” option to login here to comment, we now need you to use OpenID instead. 

The cool thing about OpenID is you may already have an account, but you don’t realize it yet.  If you need help, please use the Registration Page to contact us.