Walls Come Tumbling Down

Boy, is my face red…

As one who so often espouses the true value of a blog as being its ability to encourage direct discussion and conversation with its readers, I happened to find a couple of stray comments over at Paul Wilkinson’s 24 Learning blog that took me by surprise. He and others were noting how difficult is was for them to leave a comment here on Betchablog. Paul, Rachel and an anonymous somebody were all saying how they tried to comment on my recent laptop trolley post but couldn’t because this site required them to log in to comment. Oops! Sorry about that.

Here’s what happened… I was having a heap of comment spam a while back, so I played with the WordPress settings to make life harder for the spambots. Apparently I made life harder for everyone. I’ve now turned off the strict security that required a login to leave a comment. After my chat with James Farmer last night on the Virtual Staffroom podcast where he mentioned the new Edublogs features for minimising comment spam, I feel much safer in backing off the security so people can easily post.

So, if you’ve wanted to leave a comment at some stage and it was all too hard, I’m sorry for the inconvenience. However, it’s all fixed now so go for it. 🙂

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