Monday, September 12, 2005

Word Verification

I hate to do it, but I've activated the "word verification" feature for leaving comments on this blog.

I enjoy getting comments, but lately I've been hit by too much "comment spam." Usually I'm able to catch it quickly and remove it, but I don't like having to worry about it at all.

What is word verification? Here's Blogger's explanation:
...people leaving comments on your blog will be required to complete a word verification step...

What this does is to prevent automated systems from adding comments to your blog, since it takes a human being to read the word and pass this step. If you've ever received a comment that looked like an advertisement or a random link to an unrelated site, then you've encountered comment spam. A lot of this is done automatically by software which can't pass the word verification, so enabling this option is a good way to prevent many such unwanted comments.

I hope this doesn't cause anyone who comments here too much inconvenience and that you continue to share your comments.


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