After 5-3/4 years blogging I finally had to install a “Captcha” feature on comments. I apologize for inconveniencing those of you who take time to add to the conversation with this pesky detail but I am getting 3000-4000 spams a day. Most are so grossly pornographic (and politically pornographic as well) in nature that I can hardly bear to take the time to empty the nasty things. There’s no way to do it with my eyes closed, so I’m forced to absorb some of it.
I am shocked that the service actually works. Today I’ve had a total of 6 – just 6 spammy things. See, it really can distinguish between humans and bots. Amazing!
I’m using the “addition” Captcha, rather than the “typing the letters or numbers you see” Capcha. It’s located just above the comment form (see above), and isn’t very noticable, so if you comment but do not do your addition problem, it takes you to a page asking you to complete the Captcha. Just hit the “back” button and look at the top of your comment box. It doesn’t erase your comment as some Captchas do. What you have written will still be there.
If you have any problem with this, please let me know. My email is under my contact tab. This is something I have avoided for all these years, but it’s making my life nicer. Hope you don’t mind.