I ended up deleting over 250 comments from the comments table. I had thought about just emptying the comment text, but I just wanted them gone (oops). Well, I ended up invalidating some of the comment threads…sorry about that. I will try to get them back if I can. The posts are all still in there, I just need to re-attach some of them.
Last night a very kind person sent me an email that someone had started sending (shall we say) off-topic links in anonymous posts. I wish I didn’t have to, but this morning I turned off the anonymous comments. My intent was to make the site as easy to post to as possible…even if you didn’t have an account. As of today though, that had to change.