My web host has informed me that there’s a spam problem with my blog. They’ve proposed solutions, none of which I like. The least bad suggestion was to add a Captcha feature which requires commenters to solve simple questions in order to have their comments published. I reluctantly have installed such a system. Some, but not all of you, will be required to solve these questions. It will add an element of inconvenience to commenting, something I dislike.
But I need to stay on good terms with my host and I also need to ensure spam doesn’t get through my spam filter. So, I say all this by way of apologizing if you find this new feature annoying. Those who publish a certain number of approved comments will no longer see the Captcha box. If you find it behaving strangely or have any particular problems getting comments approved please send me an email.