Are you having trouble leaving comments? If so, please let me know.
I recently had to implement a simple little challenge-response test for leaving comments due to a recent deluge of spam comments. When trying to leave comment, you should see a “captcha” image containing a financial word. Simply type the word into the required field and you should be good to go. I apologize for any inconvenience, but my spam filters were getting overwhelmed, so I had to act.
With that said, I’d appreciate some feedback as to whether or not it’s working properly. Comments are down overall since I made the change, which could either be natural variation, or it could signal difficulty leaving comments. If it works, don’t hesitate to leave a comment. If you’re having trouble, please contact me directly with details.
Update: I’ve implemented a new strategy that seems to: (1) allow legit comments through, and (2) do a reasonable job of blocking spam outright, before it even hits the filters.