Mar 25 2008
What is reCAPTCHA? Well among other things, it’s my current anti-spammer tool of choice. A CAPTACHA is a program that can tell whether its user is a human or a computer. CAPTCHAs are used by many websites to prevent abuse from “bots,” or automated programs usually written to generate spam. No computer program can read distorted text as well as humans can, so bots cannot navigate sites protected by CAPTCHAs.
reCAPTCHA does the same thing, but it channels it by using images that are scanned from a book. The text is scanned and captured here while someone tries to enter a comment; in order to get it posted, you have to enter two scanned words. Bots can’t read images, so it works. I’m guessing & hoping that this will be the answer to all my problems.
So for my handful of regular readers, please continue to enter your comments. And while you are at it, please enter the words in the box at the bottom of the text box. Example shown just below. Let me know what you think. Peace.