Saturday, October 01, 2005

Word Verification for Comments

To all those who comment on this blog - anyone is welcome to comment, by the way - I have turned on the word verification feature for commenting. All this means is that when you want to post a comment, you have to type in a word that you see on the screen.

Why was I driven to this? I kept getting spam comments on my blog! It is amazing what these people can do.

2 comments:

jbollock said...

Joni...oh, the curse of all creative writers--censorship and unnecessary comment. What did you do to piss'em off? JB

Mark Peacock said...

Yup, I've been playing "whack-a-mole" with a porn spammer on my TravelCommons site. Seems to be trolling for Google hits. Posts comments with a huge string of porn words that link back to a site. I've been blocking every IP address he uses. What a pain...