Captcha working!

If you think you have no idea of what captcha is, you at least know something about it, it is working!

Captcha stands for…

“Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart”. Basically it is a plugin that runs on my site generating images with scrambled letters and numbers that have to be typed in before posting a comment. I installed captcha some time ago to try and cut out all the spam comments that were being posted on this site. I wasn’t able to get it to work initially, so I would disable it, get hundreds of spam comments, re-enable it and then get no comments. I finally decided to take the time yesterday and figure out what exactly was wrong and why captcha wasn’t working. Not to get into too much detail (maybe it’s too late for that…) but it turned out that Freetype wasn’t installed on the server my website is hosted on. Once that got done, presto – captcha works!

Well what are you waiting for? Post a comment!

posted at 08:52:38 on 12/29/06 by Tony Rigdon – Category: General


Tony Rigdon wrote:

Looks good if I do say so myself!
12/29/06 08:56:39

Super Tony-s One Time Stand-In wrote:

You are such a nerd!
12/29/06 11:01:48

brandon wrote:

hey captcha how about letting us southerners know what’s going on up north! an email or something!
01/08/07 13:50:56