A little site news for you today.
Comment spam increased significantly on the Veg Blog over the last week or so, even with the WordPress Akismet plug-in installed. So, I went and installed a new CAPTCHA-based plug-in. Now, when you comment, you’ll need to type in two words to verify that you’re actually a human.
Now before you get all grumbly on me, let me tell you the two good things that come of this:
- I’ve turned off the approval requirement on comments, so your comment will be posted right away (of course, I will still zap any comment I declare “dumb ass”). This may change, but for now, instant posting.
- I’m using a cool plug-in called reCAPTCHA. What it does is makes use of the image-based CAPTCHA to help fix poor OCR-translations of public domain books. It’s an excellent concept. Read more about it.
Sometimes a word will come up that’s hard to decipher. If that happens, just hit the little reload icon on the reCAPTCHA and it will give you two new words.