Posted by Linda W. Braun
I’m happy to report two changes to YALSA’s blog just implemented. The first is our URL. Now you can find the YALSA blog at http://blogs.ala.org/yalsa.php which is much more direct and much more friendly.
Second, the blog now requires that anyone who comments needs to have a username and password. In other words commenting requires a login. While this might seem like extra work for commenters, what this change does is guarantee that the spam we receive via blog comments is cut down to nothing. This way readers won’t find that the comments they have to wade through include sales pitches for a wide array of products.
If you’ve been a commenter in the past and haven’t setup a username and password you’ll want to do that now. If you are a new commenter you’ll want to set up a username and password too.
The setup is really pretty simple. Scroll down the blog page and on the right side you’ll see a link labeled “Register.” Click on that and then fill out the short form in order to register for the blog.
Once you are registered whenever you want to comment click on the login link (in the same section of the page as register) and you’ll be good to go.
Ultimately both of these changes are going to help make the YALSA blog even better.
Thanks to ALA ITTS staff who persisted in both of these areas.