Yes, blogs also attract spam and in fact thousands of unwanted “comments.” To combat it more effectively we are going to add an additional step to the comment process. We wish it wasn’t necessary, but it will lighten the moderating load for us and we will appreciate your help.
When you submit a post you will be asked to type in letters that you see. The automated “bots” that submit spam aren’t able to recognize the letters as the human eye can. Therefore it can’t submit the spam comment.
What is fascinating about the anti-spam technique is that you will actually be assisting Google in digitizing old books. When books are scanned, there are times when the words are not accurately scanned and it takes some human intervention. For those who want to read more you can click this link.
Google estimates it takes an additional 10 seconds to make the selection and we apologize for the inconvenience. We do however appreciate your help in eliminating spam comments. Also, don’t spend a lot of time trying to figure out the letters. Just make it your best guess and go for it. If the letters you type aren’t close enough, you will be asked to try again. Your comment is safe and won’t have to be reentered. Just try entering the letters again and likely by the second try you will be close enough.
Steve for the family