The Searchblog Human Detector

Due to the spam issues I reported on earlier, we've added a "human detector" to comments. This is a test, please do let me know what you think. I hope it won't mean fewer comments…but I do hope it will mean fewer shiny trans gender fetish spams…….

Due to the spam issues I reported on earlier, we’ve added a “human detector” to comments. This is a test, please do let me know what you think. I hope it won’t mean fewer comments…but I do hope it will mean fewer shiny trans gender fetish spams….

Author: John Battelle

A founder of NewCo (current CEO), sovrn (Chair), Federated Media, Web 2 Summit, The Industry Standard, Wired. Author, investor, board member (Acxiom, Sovrn, NewCo), bike rider, yoga practitioner.

14 thoughts on “The Searchblog Human Detector”

  1. This is a very logical & pratical defence — and certainly does not inconvenience the repliers in any significant way….

    That’s not to say that Search Engines WEB is in fact human — – but a reliable and relevant commenter, nonetheless.

  2. Comments seem to work, but the trackback I sent you earlier today is completely missing, even though my blog confirms you received it. πŸ™

  3. I completely support this change, John, and find that this sort of thing is darn easy compared to some of the more byzantine solutions out there (like “register for our site before you can leave a comment”). Mine’s a bit tougher, actually, I actually ask people to add two two-digit numbers and produce the result. I figure it also serves as an intelligence test! πŸ™‚

  4. Michael – Did you by chance send the TrackBack from a WordPress blog? Just did some testing and reading, and it looks like MT does not pick up pings sent from WP blogs for some reason. This is unrelated to TinyTuring.

  5. This human detector is useless. If I write my real name and site it does not allow me to post comment, but if I write something rubbish it allows me. strange !

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