» Friday, August 27, 2004

Update from DowningStreetSays: Comment Spam

As regular readers will have spotted, we’ve been having a bit of trouble with comment spam here. To get this under control, we’ve now implemented a so-called “CAPTCHA” check which is intended to stop any automated posting of comments. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. Please get in touch with the team at webmaster@downingstreetsays.org if anything seems to be amiss or if you’re having trouble posting.

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  1. There seems to be still a problem with some posts; maybe it is the length, I don’t know. Short posts seem to be ok, but I have had trouble with 3 or 4 so far.

    Comment by PapaLazzzaru — 27 Aug 2004 on 3:27 am | Link
  2. Must be down to length; if I add one more x, I get page unavailable.

    Comment by PapaLazzzaru — 27 Aug 2004 on 3:34 am | Link
  3. It’s that pesky "asleep at the keyboard" detector.

    There’s a little checkbox in the lower right hand corner of the fourth tab of the third configuration screen which will turn off attempts to detect people who have fallen asleep waiting for updates from the PMOS and gone face-down on their keyboard.

    Comment by Gregory Block — 27 Aug 2004 on 10:07 am | Link
  4. Sorry about that. I am working on fixing the problem. For the moment you should be able to work around it by clicking "Preview" as soon as you’ve typed anything at all in the box.

    Comment by Chris Lightfoot — 27 Aug 2004 on 11:57 am | Link
  5. This should now be fixed. Sorry about that.

    Comment by Chris Lightfoot — 27 Aug 2004 on 12:52 pm | Link

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