I've had comments turned on for a while on this blog, just to see what would happen. It's been interesting. I've had a handful of comments from real people, and they have been welcome and of great help to me.
But I'm now up to about 50 comment spams a day. Having to clean them out is a real chore. And frankly, I'm sick of it. I don't want to do it any more.
I've looked at the settings for Wordpress. I have changed it so that users can still comment, but they have to be registered users to be able to do it. If you want to be a registered user, contact me and I'll add you as a user. Regular users have already been added. You can change your password and continue.
I'm sorry it's become such a pain, but I'm not prepared to wade through a rising tide of comment spam every morning.