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Over the last couple of weeks, the number of SPAM comments from bots has increased quite a lot. These are comments generated and posted by computer programs automatically. Usually they have some more or less senseless text and links to advertising websites. We used to have one or two per day. By now we are getting 20+ of those every day.
Our content management system, blogger.com, has a SPAM filter, sorting out most of those comments.
But since it isn’t flawless, we still check every comment, whether it is SPAM or not.
That means, we search the web for the comment text and, if it is found on many websites, delete the SPAM. If the text is original, the comment is posted.
This became too time consuming over the last couple of weeks.
Thus, I enabled what is called word verification today.
If you are familiar with this, you can stop reading here.
If you are not, please continue.