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Friday, July 21, 2006

Spam ruins everything

So I have been forced to turned on "word verification" on our blog. What this means is that, if you want to post a comment, you'll have to do something to prove you're a human being. It usually consists of reading some funky-looking text, like this:

And typing in exactly what it says. This is something that's very difficult for a computer to do automatically, but relatively easy for a person to do.

I didn't want to use this feature, because it's annoying. But today we got comment-spammed (about 50 comments were posted in a 30 second period; all of them linked to shifty sales websites), so my hand has been forced.


Allie said...

Fair enough!

(see, its not that hard!)

Jon said...

I should probably give it a try too... Seems easy enough.

Anonymous said...

i refuse to do this word typing stuff....although by me actually posting i had to do it BUT JUST THIS ONCE!