Posted by Linda W. Braun

During the first halcyon days of the YALSA blog everything was great. Then, just a week or two ago the honeymoon was over. Well, not entirely, but it was obvious that the spammers had discovered us. Not so slowly I started finding spam comments and trackbacks on the blog. The number of these that are added to the site has increased over the past couple of weeks. Now, simply deleting and reporting doesn’t cut it. That’s why we’ve decided that in the near future anyone who wants to post a comment on the blog will have to have registered as a user. Anyone can register and the information entered won’t be seen or used by anyone – ALA or otherwise.

I thought it was important to let people know that one day a comment post will require registration and login. There is a good reason for this – the spam – and once the registration/login procedure is setup no one should encounter spam on the site.

We hope commenters will still comment. And, once registered it will be a simple process to login and post. (BTW, you can register now. To do that click on the “Register” button on the lower right of the blog.)

Thanks for listening.

About Linda W Braun

Linda W Braun is a YALSA Past President, the YALSA CE Consultant, and a learning consultant/project management coordinator at LEO: Librarians & Educators Online.

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