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Die evil robot scum!
added Sat November 01 2008 at 4:00 PM
For some time, I've had to strictly moderate comments - including my own comments - because I've been hammered by bots selling sex, WoW Gold, and cars. And because I've been too lazy^H^H^H^Hbusy to create a better system that would block the bots. They still leave thousands of comments selling their wares, but at least now I don't have to worry about my mom blushing if they beat her to the latest post (which is almost inevitable since I never update the site and she therefore doesn't check it with any frequency). Today I deleted about 3000 spam comments - I'm sorry if one of yours got caught in the sweep.

It's funny how you can spend so much time working around a problem when the solution is so easy - I added a captcha. I also made it so that you have to have javascript enabled to even post a comment (most bots don't have javascript). Now, that's not enough to really outsmart the bad guys (they're smarter than that, y'know), so I still have to moderate the comments, but at least now I should have a drastic reduction in the amount of spam. I also added a secret way of circumventing all moderation so that I don't have to approve my own comments anymore. If you are a loyal fan of the site and promise to behave yourself, I'll share the secret with you as well.

This isn't a permanent solution, but it should serve to fill the gap until I actually make it possible to register with my site.