This is my 200th blog post and it saddens me that the topic couldn’t be something more inspiring or thought provoking. Instead it has to be about spam and CAPTCHA.
Some time ago I wrote a post about CAPTCHA boxes and how annoying I found them to be. Unfortunately, because No Job for Mom has been discovered by a few persistent spammers, it’s become necessary for me to implement a CAPTCHA box.
It’s been my experience that CAPTCHA, while it doesn’t prevent all spam; it does much to reduce the number of spam comments. On one of my other blogs I found that it reduced the spam from 100 spam comments a day to about one or two.
Apologize in Advance
It’s unfortunate that everyone has to pay the price for a few, er, how do I say this in a politically correct fashion…It’s unfortunate that everyone has to pay the price for a few obnoxious idiots who have nothing better to do than spam blogs (that wasn’t so politically correct, was it).
In search of…
The CAPTCHA box I’m using is the Simple CAPTCHA WordPress plugin. If I find another free WordPress plugin that’s easier to read, I’ll install it. In the meanwhile, please bear with me and the unnecessary inconvenience of having to read and verify the little numbers in the box before adding a comment.
Man, what a topic for post # 200.