May 06, 2007
One more time with comments
I persist in the belief that comments would be a nice feature to have here.
I tried the TypeKey authentication route once again recently and it works... but, still, it's still a PITA to have to register at another site just to leave a comment here. It definitely destroys the spontaneity and it probably aborts the whole process most of the time. It's not as though the topics on this blog are worth spending a lot of time commenting on, eh?
Then I ran across this simple hard-coded CAPTCHA approach at Stefan Geens' site. It's not very sophisticated but I think it will stop most automated Spam while still allowing comments from anyone when the mood strikes him or her.
So comments are enabled again. No need to get a TypeKey ID. You will need to follow the directions to post a comment, but those directions are simple. Comments will be queued for approval until I get your first one and mark you as a 'trusted' commenter; then your comments will be posted immediately.
Let's give it another go.
Posted by joke du jour at May 6, 2007 07:38 AM
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Can't remember what it is I wanted to comment about the other day though... damn memory.
Posted by: maffiou at May 8, 2007 03:08 PM
Pretty cool. Keep us up to date on how good it is with spam.
Posted by: Scott at May 9, 2007 02:37 PM
It's been 3.5 days so far and not a single Spam comment yet.
Last time I enabled wide-open comments (on Saturday), it took less than an hour to get a dozen or so; those suckers are out there just waiting for the gate to open.
But so far, so good.
Posted by: JdJ at May 9, 2007 04:23 PM