Unusually for this site, we’ve had a number of people unsubscribe from email notifications today. Now, that may just be a coincidence but, if you have or are thinking of unsubscribing from email notifications because of John’s last post, don’t. We are dealing with comment spam, not email spam.
These are two different things. Your email address has nothing to do with the comment field on the site, which is what is being attacked by these spammers.
So, don’t worry, be happy, and don’t be scared of email notifications. You’re safe!
By the way, we learned a lot from our 24-hour experimental shut down of comments. And that spurred a huge brain storm in John’s head this morning. Or maybe it was extra strong tea. Either way, we think we have a solution that will not only solve our comment spam problem, it will make this site even safer than it already is for you, our readers.