Gates of Vienna has recently been plagued by comment spam. Regular readers know what I’m talking about:
|Great blog you have here! I’m bookmarking you right now.|
|If you’re interested, I’ve got a buggy whip-related site which you might be interested in. For buggy-whip related topics, that is. 🙂|
As a result, we have decided to enable “word verification” for comments. That is, commenters will have to type a string of characters based on an image, in order for their comments to be accepted.
It’s a pain in the butt, but it keeps out the spam bots.
Hat tip: World History Blog.