“The American people will never knowingly adopt Socialism. But under the name of ‘liberalism’ they will adopt every fragment of the Socialist program, until one day America will be a Socialist nation, without knowing how it happened.”

Socialist Party presidential candidate Norman Thomas

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

I've been getting a lot of comment spam lately(comes with the territory I guess). Comment spam is typically done by a computer hitting every blog it can find and leaving a generic advertisement as a comment. Any time you see a "comment deleted" message in the comment window of a post, it is almost always my deletion of comment spam. To defeat this practice, I have enabled the "word verification" function in the comments section. It simply requires you to read a word and type that word in a box before it lets you post a comment. Humans can perform this simple exercise but computers cannot. I hope this doesn't inhibit your commenting on this blog--it only takes a second or two.

Sorry for this minor inconvenience, Ed


Joe Camel said...

My name is H.A.L. I am the super computer on the spaceship from 2010 A Space Oddity, oh I'm sorry it is space Odyssey. Oh well my memory cells aren'y what they used to be, but I can still fool stupid humans on the "word verification trick". I read fluently in 10 languages, and can do this function in my sleep .. moe that is.

Anonymous said...

I should notify my friend about it.