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Enabling CAPTCHAS for anon users 
13th-Nov-2012 10:33 am
Old License (Liberty Plate)
Too many computers trying to sell shoes or pharmaceuticals. Not that I have posted here at all in months and months.

Should I?

Edit: Just got more comment spam. Forbidding anon comments from here-on-in.
13th-Nov-2012 08:13 pm (UTC)
Nevermind, blocked all anon comments now. Does comment spam even work anymore?
14th-Nov-2012 01:37 am (UTC)
I've seen some where I wasn't actually sure if it was machine or human generated. If human, it looked like a human wandered onto my blog (mostly my science blog, which I don't post in anymore), actually made a comment related to the topic at hand, and then linked to their blog with a tangentially related topic (such as religion or conspiracy theories). I honestly wasn't sure if some of these were robo-generated or human generated. In those cases I typically followed the link, and it was to some actual content and not 1 amazing trick to lose weight!, but not any content I actually cared about, so I ended up keeping the comment.
14th-Nov-2012 04:23 pm (UTC)
I wish that I could at least filter spam so that stuff I don't need isn't adverted at me. I mean, jeez, I lost the weight already, penis is big enough, don't need to enlarge my boobs, don't need a reverse mortgage to complement my regular mortgage. Where the hell is stuff I actually need, like "melt all your trees in an hour with StumpAway!"?
14th-Nov-2012 05:00 pm (UTC)
For a while Google Ads was serving me nothing but "Take the GRE!" and "Buy yarn!" ads. "Take the GRE!" was at least somewhat relevant, though by the time those ads peaked I'd already taken it, and "Buy yarn!" is always relevant and it remains a common ad that I continue to see and don't mind seeing.
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