No, I don’t need to log in to comment


If you have a blog, and you restrict access to your comments, that is okay. If you want me to log in or register as a user before I comment, that is fine too. We all have problems with comment spam, I understand.

And you will probably understand too, that I will not comment anymore on your blog, because I do not spam comments.

Yes, I would have liked to give a comment on Cameron’s entry “follow the money“, I referred to it in my last article and wanted to give a little summary, why this supported my point.

But now, just seeing this ” This weblog only allows comments from registered users. To comment, please Sign In.”, I notice, that it was not that important anyway. Steve Rubel? I posted comments in the past, but hey, he got too many comments as he said.

MSN Spaces? Completly out of my blogosphere, because you need Passport to comment. Yes, I see the value in restricting reading blogs and commenting.

Just as in the article before: You want something from me, what I don’t want as bad from you. Your choice.


4 Responses to “No, I don’t need to log in to comment”

  1. Podchef says:

    Great post! I completely agree with this. I’m not sure, though, how many bloggers realize their systems require visitors to log in to post comments. There are several blogs I read where this seems to be standard. It is infuriating to come up against. It would be better to have no comments rather than taunting us. These people are missing out on all of our wisdom ;-}

  2. Cameron Reilly says:

    hey Nic, yeah I agree. Comment registration sucks. But I got 100-odd spam comments last week alone. What’s your recommendation? How do you deal with spam comments on your blog?

  3. Nicole says:

    Blacklist on the most usual words works quite well on all of my blogs. :) Didn’t the new Typepad rollout have somthing for that?

  4. Dave says:

    I find I’m liking the WordPress commenting system. I have it set to allow without moderation any comments from people I have previously approved (as determined by the combination of name, url and ip). It also will automatically send to moderation any comment with more than X urls in it. You can create a login and then won’t have to fill in your name every time but it isn’t mandatory.

    I’m with Nicole. I’ve gone to a number of blogs to comment, and then bailed when I was forced to create a login. Yes, comment spam sucks but if your solution is to require inconvience from people simply to converse with you, expect that pressure to reduce conversations.