Some time in early 2013 I decided that I would allow comments on posts, including release notifications and status updates so that people could easily give me feedback on what I was releasing, suggesting or otherwise writing about. At first having comments be allowed by approval only was fine, a bit of spam here and there, but not too much to worry about.
Unfortunately the numbers have been growing since then and I am now on average getting 10+ spammy comments a day. In the last two days alone I have received over 30, while my last good comment was two months ago.
To give you some exact statistics, at the time I write this I have had a total of 6 good, worthwhile comments, 2 of which were replies from myself to comments from other people. On the flipside I have moderated 423 spammy comments, and I am pretty sure some of them early on I just deleted instead of marking as spam.
So, while I have had a few good comments, there are a lot of idiot spammers (I really don’t want to buy your ugg boots!) that have ruined it for me, so I am going to block comments on all of my existing posts and not allow them any more in the future. If anyone has reason to get in touch with me please check out my Twitter @firedancersoft, my Facebook page, or you can always email me via my contact page.
Sorry if this inconveniences anyone, but I just have to do it for my own sanity and time.