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Sorry, Robb and other mathematically-challenged individuals. The addition field is back in the comments posting section. The new spam filters were excellent at catching spam. However, I was getting hundreds a day, which means my database was filling with crap. Though the spam eventually gets deleted, I did not like all that sputum gumming up the works.

We’ll see if the addition field will slow the flow. I’d hate to bring back that ugly captcha (“enter the number shown”) as well.

A reminder: If you log in, you can skip all of those extra fields when commenting! But logging in may be just as annoying…


Robb Expounded Thusly:

Damn you! Damn you and your math! 9 + 5 = 14! Damnit! I had to do math just to tell you how much I hate doing math!

Damn your irony too!

Tuesday, July 25th, 2006 • 8:48am • Permalink

Steve Expounded Thusly:

Yes. Damn me. And damn math. And damn spam. Damn spam! Spam be damned!

Sadly, the math seems to have done nothing at all to staunch the spam flow. In fact, I now am receiving trackback notices in my notice box, though they never seem to appear in the comments or in the spam net. What’s that all about?

So, for the time being, I’m re-instating the annoying “enter this annoying code” number captcha, too. The combo of captchas and math kept spam at practically zero. If I decide I feel it’s okay to keep letting spam fill up my database yet never be displayed, then I’ll take all these annoyances away again. But, damn me, I need a break from the invasion!

Tuesday, July 25th, 2006 • 3:47pm • Permalink


Sorry, I ain't takin' no comments on this page. Deal, y'hear?