Monday, November 07, 2005

Word verification

I have reluctantly had to enable the 'word verification' feature on Deep Thought. This has been necessitated by the number of spam robots that seem to have 'discovered' Deep Thought.

I don't like this feature on other blogs, and think it is a nuisance. However, I have had to spend more and more time scooping up spam from old posts, so the time has come to do this. I do support the first amendment, and as such I have let all posts of a different opinion remain up (except for one instance when filthy language was the trigger). However, I do not consider it an infringement on anyone's free speech rights to get rid of posts left by an automated spamming program that is trying to use my blog to sell something.

5 comments:

Sambo V. said...

I had to do the same thing! I hate Spam too...damn the fake comments! ;)

Girl on the Blog said...

I eventually had to turn the "word verification" on as well... I hate it... but it is well served. I rather my readers read each others comments than "spammers" trying to sell perverted or financial advice.

dorsano said...

You're good until the bots get an OCR engine, Eli.

Too bad controlling corporate greed isn't as easy as turning on word verification.

Karen said...

true enough, Dorsano. Yes, Eli, it has become a necessary evil.

Barbi said...

I don't blame you, Eli. Vast difference between blog comments and spam.