A few more anti-bot measures…

I just upgraded the user registration system in this here WordPress-coded site, so it requires folks to type in one of those funny distorted alphanumeric sequences and to confirm registration within a week of signing up.  The login screen looks a bit spiffier than before, too.

This won’t affect anyone who’s already got an account here.  But this’ll keep me from having to clear out half a dozen or so of the bogus accounts each week from spam bots in Russia (9 out of 10 come from there, is the experience on this site).

Additional, 18 Jan:  Previously, I’d had the moderation controls set pretty strict, such that even a single embedded URL would trigger a comment hold until I personally approved it.  Given I think the new user registration thing should help prevent spam, I’ve increased the count to 3 for now.

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