Wed, 20 Dec 2006

CAPTCHAs Don't Work?

Maybe it’s just because I’m a blogger who never posts (okay, that’s almost certainly it) but recent arguments that CAPTCHAs have failed as a means of stopping blog comment spam befuddle me. Honestly, I used to get dozens of comment spams a day (sometimes hundreds) and since implementing CAPTCHAs I get maybe one a month. It’s true that I get almost no legitimate comments either, but like I said, that’s mostly because I wrote maybe a dozen real entries in all of 2006…

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“Ah, you know the type. They like to blame it all on the Jews or the Blacks,
‘cause if they couldn’t, they’d have to wake up to the fact that life’s one big,
scary, glorious, complex and ultimately unfathomable crapshoot — and the only
reason THEY can’t seem to keep up is they’re a bunch of misfits and losers.”
— an analysis of neo-Nazis and such, Badger comics