I was reading this interesting blog post on InsideFacebook.com about how a guy wrote a popular Facebook app and is now suffering because he is getting more users then his systems know how to handle.
I was going to join the conversation and leave my 2 cents but before you can leave a comment you have to register. I just don’t care enough go through the hassle and time it takes to register. I’m just not going to leave my comment.
I have been seeing this more and more on blogs. They make you register before you leave a comment.
I understand that this is a technique to stop comment spammers. I run multiple blogs. I know how much a pain comment spam can be but forcing a user to register is too big of a barrier to entry. It kills the conversation and the community.
I want to be able to just drop in my comment and leave. I don’t want to have to think about it.
Am I being harsh? If not, what alternative methods do you guys use to stop comment spam?