It’s really gotten out of hand, and the spammers as of the last couple days had managed to get through the filter several times.
Enough is enough.
So our blog guru, Nick Tankersley, has done some more upgrades that did not crash the site. But it does add an additional sign-in procedure that simply asks you to type in a code next to the comment box to ensure you’re not a “bot.” I’ve already done it once and it’s pretty simple, so if I can do it, you can do it too.
As an aside, Nick also sent out a message to all the NewsOK bloggers informing us that some were posting photos without compressing them – making them far too big to download. I explained that I quit being an offender in the matter early on after getting some polite instruction from Charles Hill at Dustbury.
Charles Hill at Dustbury, if ever there were an AngloSaxon name that is it.