Monday, March 22, 2010

Turning on Word Verification

Unfortunately, I've had to turn on "Word Verification" for blog comments. This may seem like an inconvenience to some, and I agree that it can be a pain in the fourth point of contact, but it has become a necessity for me due to the number of bogus, anonymous comments I've been receiving. They range the gamut from Viagara advertisements to seemingly innocuous comments like this, "Good fill someone in on and this mail helped me alot in my college assignement. Gratefulness you as your information. "

Here's how it works.

Word Verification prevents "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."

Just wanted to let all my followers know about the change and hopefully it won't stop you from posting comments.


Citizen Soldier Sojack

1 comment:

CI-Roller Dude said...

Yeah, I had to do that a few months back after some drunk jerk left over 150 comments.
It's worth the effort to do this.