Word Verification Activated

Due to an increasing volume of “comment spam,” I have activated the “word verification” feature of the Bacon’s Rebellion blog. When you submit a comment, you will be asked to fill in a series of letters contained in a display that the auto-spammers cannot read. I apologize for the inconvenience.

Curse the spammers! I wish upon them a prolonged and agonizing death!

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  1. Married Man Avatar
    Married Man

    Since we’re talking about spam. Remember which candidate for Governor actually did something to get curb the annoyance of spam!

  2. Kudos for finding a way around comment spam. We had a huge problem with it at TNTDH and eventually just turned our comments off. Recently I’ve been looking for a way around that.

  3. NoVA Scout Avatar

    Hey – I like your site! I may visit it more often. By the way have you seen our line of . . . .

    Just Kidding.

    I’m constantly amazed at the ingenuity of these spammers and wonder what the incentives are to be so intrusive. Does anyone ever reward this behavior financially? Or is it a matter of parasitically eliciting “hits” that work their way into some financial benefit for the spammers? It sure is annoying. Worse than telemarketers. At least I don’t have to answer the phone.

  4. Walt Ball Avatar

    Nova: Damn, you stole my line.

  5. Jim Bacon Avatar

    Websites improve their Google rankings by increasing the number of in-bound links. You’ll notice that blog spam always includes a link back to a website. The spammers aren’t even trying to get you to read their stuff. They’re just trying to improve rankings. Disgusting parasites!

  6. James Young Avatar
    James Young

    Remember the whole Jim Bakker/Jessica Hahn scandal? Lewis Grizzard, of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, suggested that the appropriate punishment would be to put him naked, hands tied, in a locked room with a pork chop tied around his neck.

    And four pit bull bitches with extreme PMS.

    I’d like to do the same with spammers of all kinds.

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