Your comments are really appreciated on The Kneeslider and in the ideal world, everyone would be nice, traffic lights would all be green and spam comments would not exist. Unfortunately, things sometimes don’t work out that way.
Every now and then, you might notice a spam comment that slipped through our filter. What you do not see are the hundreds or sometimes thousands of spam comments we deal with every day. Even if they do not appear on the site, it increases the load on the server and it makes things slower for everyone.
To reduce the spam, there are really 2 options, I can either require everyone who leaves a comment to register first or I could install a CAPTCHA form, where you fill in 2 distorted words. I opted for the CAPTCHA. It’s quicker than registering and easier for someone just stopping by one time.
The reCAPTCHA form we use here is actually pretty cool. Those images shown are words from scanned books that a computer could not read, but humans are often able to see what computers can’t. When you fill in your response, you’re helping to digitize books written long before computers were around, making them available to everyone. Neat! If you can’t read the words in the form, just hit the reload button and you’ll get 2 more. One or two times and you should have something you can read without too much difficulty.
Everywhere you go on the Internet, fewer and fewer sites have open comments without any restrictions. I tried not to do this for a very long time, but I finally added the form today. Keep those comments coming!
Thanks in advance for your understanding and cooperation!