Tueday, June 12, 2012—A few months ago, we limited comments on articles to registered members of the Bayshore Tea Party Group. This was not a happy decision, but the effort required to police against spambots threatened to become unbearable.
After reviewing the CAPTCHA service available through our hosting service, we have decided to enable CAPTHCAs and turn commenting back on for everybody. The downside is that our hosting service will not registered users to bypass the CAPTCHA. The BTPG leadership agreed that this is an acceptable price, especially since each successful entry benefits literary preservation. (See how the reCAPTCHA service works.)
In the past we were honored to receive a well-defended dissenting view from a distinguished writer and producer in the comments on a blog article. Shutting off public comments cut of the possibility of future visits of this kind. We're very pleased to reopen the gate, even with the hoop that we must force our visitors to go through.
Comment spaces are available on the "permalink" pages such as the Blog, the Warehouse, and the Roundup. Links from article titles on other pages will bring you (directly or indirectly) to the permanent copy of the article.
Our policy of deleting comments that are libelous, malicious, threatening, or profane remains. (Find it here.) If you find such a comment, please notify us at the contact link in the page footer. We will adjust our policies as circumstances, and our users' conduct, demand and permit.