For quite a few months now I’ve had a flurry of “rail fans” registering with the Post Notifications sign-up that shows in the sidebar at right. Virtually every day I get anywhere from one to a dozen new folks who can’t wait to be notified of new posts. It’s pretty obvious they’re just some sort of spammers, or otherwise have nefarious intent. I’ve tried several ideas aimed at thwarting this, but they obviously haven’t worked, and the problem just increases as time goes by.
Therefore, I’ve deleted the post notification sign-up on the sidebar. It will still show up for folks that wish to leave a comment on a post as a checkbox on the comment form. Or in your comment you can indicate that you’d like to subscribe and I can manually add you.
We’ll see how this goes for awhile. Hopefully it’ll solve the problem, though I wish I didn’t have to make it harder for folks by doing this. But I’m just tired of checking the blog two or three times a day in order to delete these characters.
To my friends and followers out there, I hope you have some wonderful family time during this holiday season, and I appreciate very much your interest in this humble blogging adventure.