Friday, November 26, 2010

Are you a real person?

I'm getting way too many spam comments these days.

Everyone knows about spam emails. The same thing happens to bloggers. Computer programs troll the blogs and post comments with links to porn sites, prescription drug sites, male enhancement sites, etc., most of which are strewn with viruses, adware, malware--you name it.

Because I release each comment before it gets published, my readers are never exposed to any of this stuff. But the trade-off is that I have to fish through 25 or more spam comments looking for the real ones.

To curtail most of this unwanted activity, I've changed the comment dialog to require that posters type in a word to complete their posts. Not a big deal, but I wanted to you know about the change and why it has been implemented.

1 comment:

  1. No wonder why half of my accurate posts to this blog have been deleated

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