Ok, I put up with it for awhile, because some of the spammer comments are hilarious. But the sheer volume of spammers trying to post to the site has now pissed me off enough that I’m once again requiring people to register and login in order to post comments.
I’ve added a simple method of registering via Facebook, so if you have a Facebook account already, it should be just a few button clicks to get yourself an account here–just click on the “Register” link in the sidebar and click the Facebook button. If you already have an account on the site and would like to link your Facebook account to it, click on the “Site Admin” link on the top right of the main page, or the “Dashboard” link in the sidebar. Then click on Profile, and there should be a button there in your profile to connect your account to your Facebook account. From then on you should be able to log in with either your WordPress credentials or your Facebook account.
We’ll see how long it takes the spammers to get around this. I’m guessing four seconds. But at least that will be four seconds I wont have to spend marking comments as spam!