Saturday, March 04, 2006

What’s with the “word verification”?

When you post a comment, you are asked to type in the letters which are displayed as a graphic. Why is this necessary?

This is to prevent the people who fill your e-mail inbox with spam from doing the same thing here with comments. Many people set up their computers to troll the Web looking for blogs and discussion boards where they can post spam. They have their computers programmed to automatically make the necessary keystrokes to post the comment. The one thing they cannot do is interpret the graphic and type in the correct letters.

I know this makes it a little more complicated for you to post your comments. But I think you would agree that it is worth the extra trouble to keep the spammers from bombarding us with ads about erectile dysfunction and porn sites.

Thanks for making the extra effort to submit your comments and questions.

Pastor Rod

“Helping you become the person God created you to be”

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