RE: practicalities of blogging

Subject: RE: practicalities of blogging
From: "McLauchlan, Kevin" <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com>
To: "Tom Johnson" <tom -at- idratherbewriting -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 8 Feb 2008 11:59:13 -0500

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Tom Johnson
> Sent: Thursday, February 07, 2008 01:49

> I'm not very active on this list, but I wanted to respond to Kevin's
> questions. I made a blog post with my answers here:
> practicalities-of-blogging/

What about that security feature that forces a commenter to read a
distorted image of a word, then type in the exact word, as an
anti-spamming provision?
Is that available as a standard WordPress feature? Or is it a feature
that must be supplied by the hosting service? Or is it just a plug-in
freebie? Or not available?

I know I recently saw it on a blog (didn't pay attention if it was a
WordPress blog) and thought it a smart idea, copied from other
security/authentication situations I'd previously encountered.

And while I'm on that sub-topic, are any of you dear readers offended by
being forced to indulge measures like that, or do you accept it as a
minor inconvenience, well worth the trouble to keep the spammers down?

Also, what alternative should be provided for the visually impaired?

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