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Ask the Pastor

† Theological musings and answers to selected questions by a confessional Lutheran pastor.






28 August 2005

Defeating Comment Spam


Blogger users may not yet have noticed that a new ally in the war against spammers clogging our comments. From your dashboard, click “Change Settings,” click “Comments,” turn on “Show word verification for comments?,” click “Save Settings,” and republish your blog. From then on, comments by automated systems will be unable to navigate the graphics-based pass code. To see what it looks like, click the “comments” line on this post (you don’t actually have to leave a comment).

3 Comments:

Blogger Webcritter said...

Spambots stink. But I hope this verification step doesn't make it rough on partially-sighted people.

- Webcritter

28 August, 2005 19:47  
Blogger The Terrible Swede said...

Thank you, Pr. Snyder. I'll change this for our blogs immediately. Spammers suck.

29 August, 2005 09:05  
Blogger esheppy said...

Wow... thanks.

29 August, 2005 10:46  

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