New Server

If anyone has tried to post a comment over the last few days you will have found that you were unable to. That is because I decided to move the entire website to a new server and didn't want to lose any interesting comments in the process. The new server is run by someone I know, so I have real support if I need it.

Unfortunately, the CommentSpam™ people seemed to realise that the new site was working before I did, so the RSS comment feed was filled up with junk (and one real message). The spammers don't seem to stop even though I keep coming up with new ways to counteract them. If it continues, I think I may have to implement a real person check before allowing comments to be posted. This may ask an easy, astronomy related question along the lines of 'What is the fourth planet from the Sun?'. I would have to make sure that the questions are quite easy though. Perhaps they would be based on the post that people were adding a comment about. My only worry is that this would make things difficult for people with English as a second language. Does anyone have any good ideas or solutions?

Posted in astro blog by Stuart on Monday 08th Aug 2005 (16:00 UTC) | Permalink
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