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Blog Comment Security Codes

October 21st, 2005 · 7 Comments

Recently we’ve had such a sharp rise in comment spam that moderating our comment queue was a real chore. So we’ve installed a “security code” plugin to help weed out all the automated spam. Before you can post a comment now you’ll have to copy the random digits from the security code image. Hopefully this isn’t too annoying for you, I know the change will make poor Dave happy.

Tags: Martin

7 responses so far ↓

  • 1 anonymous // Oct 24, 2005 at 9:25 pm

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    Okay, just kidding. When will we see some more news about a new Express version? Features and release schedule? Anything?

  • 2 Dave // Oct 24, 2005 at 9:40 pm

    Dave is very happy, thank you very much.

  • 3 Dave // Oct 24, 2005 at 9:53 pm

    Patience Mr. Anonymous … patience.

  • 4 shades // Oct 25, 2005 at 7:44 am

    Sadly, the security code is becoming almost a necessity for all comment boards.

    My only hope for the next release is to have soft-return work with 10.3.9.

  • 5 Scott // Oct 28, 2005 at 5:11 pm

    It looks like this is WordPress. Do you guys have Spam Karma installed? It’s really amazing.

  • 6 Friðrik Már Jónsson // Nov 9, 2005 at 11:38 am

    Despite the fact that security codes are becoming necessary to avoid comment SPAM it can cause people with reading disabilities to have problems with using functions that require such code.

    This case will probably become legally dangerous at some points, and some users might even go as far as to sue for it.

  • 7 Selket // May 24, 2006 at 4:56 pm

    The answer to Friðrik’s problem is to allow users who can’t read the image to have another method that the user can contact the webmaster and set up an alternative like IP address whitelists.

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