What you can do with your comments
Please comment on anything you find (or don’t find) on this website, by email, phone or letter—it’s easy enough to contact me. I’ll be pleased to hear from you, and I am very likely to reply. It could be the start of a rewarding conversation.
I used to receive and publish comments here on Marking time, and on Special places, but now, with the revamping of this website, I have had enough. I have switched off commenting, removed the comment forms, and no longer display the past comments. The old comments are archived in the database, but I don’t plan to display them.
I have mentioned before that almost all of the incoming comments were spam. I used Akismet to manage the spam, and it did a very good job. Let me show you some figures. During one fortnight it recognised and blocked 43,960 spam comments, and allowed 43 through.
Of those 43,
8 were spam comments that Akismet failed to catch,
28 were so silly or juvenile that I deleted them,
6 consisted of nothing but gibberish,
1 was worth keeping.
Life’s too short…