NOTE TO READERS: Registration, Comments, getting LOCKED OUT

Medieval siegeEven as you read this blog is under siege by vile spammers trying to register to post their putrid slime.

I have logs that show me what’s going on.

I ratcheted up the drawbridge and released the gators into the moat.  Oil is on the boil.

To comment here, you have to be registered and your registration must be approved.

Registrations go into a queue, which I check when I can.  I’m not always near my computer.  Be patient.

You don’t have to register simply to lurk (i.e., read without posting comments).

If you register to comment, pay attention to that field where I ask information about you.  You don’t have to provide a biography, address or blood type.  Just write something that will show me that you aren’t either a bot or a nefarious ne’erdowell.  Your confirmation name is a good one, favorite encyclical, a brief explanation of circumincession… that sort of thing… easy stuff.

NB: The defense software is set to DEFCON 2 (hint: high).  Therefore, be careful how you log in.  The log keeps track of the number of failed attempts. After a few failed attempts, you get locked out.  Also, if you log in from multiple devices, you might be mistaken for a vile spammer and you will be consigned to Lockout Limbo™.

frz email image graphicDrop me a note if you get yourself locked out.   I will try to fix it.  SEND YOUR IP ADDRESS. Click HERE and then bookmark it or jot down my email and squirrel it away.

I’m sorry if you are getting caught in the security here, but I don’t know another way to keep out the creeps.  So, please, be a little careful when logging in.

Ask whatever Guardian Angels are assigned to help us out here.

Finally, I direct you once again to my Litany For The Conversion Of Internet Thugs (a wry work in progress for private use only, when truly irritated, and when the alternative is foul language.)

PS: The blog’s software is slated for an update.  FWIW.


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