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March 11, 2010

Captcha Redux?


Constant readers will recall that for some time, perhaps more than a year, I had a Captcha interface to eliminate comment spam.

Then, in the interest of making it as easy as possible to comment, and perhaps lulled into thinking spam wouldn't be much of a problem anymore and that maybe TypePad had improved its algorithmic screening, last year I lost the Captcha.

Now spam comments are steadily increasing, to the point that over half of all comments are spam.

When I take my first look in the morning, oftimes most of the comments on the homepage are spam that came in under the radar while I was sleeping.

During the day I don't mind flicking them away as they arrive but I don't like that overnight influx.

So don't be surprised if one of these days, all of a sudden, the Captcha's back.

March 11, 2010 at 10:01 AM | Permalink


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sorry to hear about your captcha woes. the spambots are *brutal*. is the typepad automatic spam algorithm that bad? does it kill regular human comments?

Posted by: kerry | Mar 13, 2010 6:50:55 PM

Whatever you gotta do baby. I'm here for you no matter what.

Posted by: tamra | Mar 12, 2010 3:23:56 AM

Bring it on!

I love the smell of burning Captchas in the evening!

Posted by: JoePeach | Mar 11, 2010 5:12:15 PM

Yeah...you just don't want me around anymore!!!

Posted by: clifyt | Mar 11, 2010 12:22:33 PM

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