Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Comment Moderation

By the way, I turned on comment moderation because I was getting blasted with comment spam. I got hit with thirty a few days ago, and another thirty yesterday. I turned on moderation and was able to intercept another ten or so before it stopped.

I will leave the moderation on for a few weeks to see if the spam dies down and then remove it if it does.

Which only proves that someone has perfected the art of automating their way through Blogger's captcha system. And not because they think anyone is likely to click on their link in a blog post, but because it increases their Google ranking or something.

I would like to try describing this problem to someone from the sixteenth century. They would probably kill themselves in despair as to what a pathetic future lies in store for them.

The Gazette from Canada looks like a long but ordinary mainstream article on board games until you find a quote from Scott Alden in the middle. Scott is, according to the article, "one of the brains behind www." (spelling and formatting copied from the original)

Scott goes on to mention Eurogames, Tigris and Euphrates, and Settlers of Catan. Way to go, Scott.


Update: Do you have what it takes to be a board game designer for Hasbro? This seven year-old girl does.

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