Saturday, February 18, 2012

The Word Verification Debacle

Google switched to a new, impossible-to-decipher word verification system. It stinks. Hence, I've turned off WV for new comments.

However, I've decided to switch on comment moderation for posts older than 7 days. It's been my experience that spammers tend to hit older posts more than any others. Your comment will appear immediately on a post younger than week old; on all other posts, I'll get an email and I'll have to approve your comment. You won't have to go through the word verification rigamarole, though, and I think a delayed comment is a small price to pay to keep the spam out.