In June my LiveJournal will have been continuously active for ten years. All along I've made a point of posting a certain number of public entries. It's important for me to do that because I want to be available to people who may read my comments in their friends journals and become interested in reading some of my own journal. That's how I "met" some really interesting people around the site. But now, much as I dislike the idea, I may have to make my entire journal friends only. I don't understand how these things happen, but I'm suddenly being over-flooded with spam being sent as comments to old entries that were posted "public." All sorts of things are being offered to me, from discount sales, to travel agency special tours, down to the inevitable sex sites. Most of the messages are screened. They all contain links, most of which are probably corrupted and may damage the computer of whoever tries to open them. I find it lamentable that it should be happening. I wonder if it's happening to my LiveJournal friends. And what do you think could be done about it?