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TypePad saves the day, like MacGyver

Looks like TypePad has added CAPTCHAs to help with the comment spam problem.  Check it out TypePad's release. 

I don't have the most comment traffic on my site, but I had a ton of problems with comment spam when I had comments wide open.  I resorted to making folks authenticate to comment.  The problem with having to sign in with a username is it's a complete pain.  Personally, if I have to login to leave a comment I just skip it.  Too much hassle.  In this light TypePad has done a really cool thing here with the CAPTCHAs.

Thanks TypePad! 

via Fred Wilson

April 19, 2006 in blogs | Permalink

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Gotta love comment spam!

Posted by: I Ching | Apr 19, 2006 11:30:25 AM

I feel the same way about registering with sites just so I can leave a comment. Don't make me jump through too many hoops to contribute a comment. CAPTCHAs are too much to ask though, as long as their readable.

Posted by: Technology Evangelist | Apr 21, 2006 1:36:16 PM

I do agree with you. Type pad's captcha procedure is a nice installation too check on spam comments. Thanks for sharing such an informative post.

Posted by: Greet Verellen | Mar 17, 2011 12:33:31 AM

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