It’s been an interesting week here at the OB Rag admin desk with three major bouts of downtime. I’ve spent a good number of hours deciphering error logs, tweaking settings and chatting with tech support.
It seems one major concern for us is the amount of comment spam that hits our server at regular intervals. We have excellent spam filters (Akismet) that keep 99.9% of this crap from showing up on the site where you, dear reader, can see it. But that doesn’t keep it from reeking havoc behind the scenes. It’s especially chaotic when we are blasted with spam from countries that use a different type of alphabet, the poor database goes through the wringer…
As much as we hate them, we have opted to install a simple CAPTCHA to our comments section. This may, or may not, be a temporary measure. The CAPTCHA is a simple math problem that asks you to complete the statement before clicking Submit.
This is one of the small changes that we are implementing to help keep the OB Rag up and running, every day, all day. Thanks for your patience and support!
If you have problems posting comments please let us know by email, firstname.lastname@example.org