A blog is like a house in some ways. If you go away for a while and leave it uninhabited, when you come back you’ll find it full of dust, cobwebs, and nasty cockroaches under the furniture. The cockroaches, in this case, are spammers. For the past year, they’ve been using the comments section of my old posts to advertise designer clothing, drugs of questionable origin, and other such junk.
Well, I’ve had enough. I’ve just swept out all the spam comments, and installed a reCAPTCHA plugin on my comments page. From now on, anyone who leaves a comment on my blog will have to solve a reCAPTCHA challenge first. Which will not only stop automated spambots, but it will also help convert old books to digital form!
Huh? How does that work, you ask? Here’s how reCAPTCHA works. Clever, isn’t it?
So please leave comments — because you’ll be helping archive old newpapers, books, and radio programs in the process!