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Weekend update... Site News
Monday is Labor Day in the states, which means, of course, that we won't be laboring. So new hints will return as usual on Tuesday morning.

Also, I have taken steps to hopefully stem the tide of "this is my new idea" comment spam: There's now a captcha on the new user registration screen. This isn't necessarily a perfect solution, but with the volume of spam we were seeing from spambots signing up for accounts here, it was necessary -- like all of you, I was quite tired of the RSS feed being filled with noting but spammy comments. Even though I quickly delete them, I would much prefer to prevent them in the first place. We'll see how this goes...

Have a great long weekend (or a great regular weekend!), and we'll be back on Tuesday.

-rob.
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Hint contest
Authored by: spicyj on Sep 02, '06 09:19:57AM

When will the August winners be announced?



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Hint contest
Authored by: robg on Sep 03, '06 06:00:58AM

Within 10 business days, so before Friday, September 15th (since Monday is a holiday).

-rob.



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Captcha's and alternate access
Authored by: gfoyle on Sep 02, '06 08:02:37PM

I've already got an account, so I haven't seen the captcha, but I've heard that some people with visual disabilities have trouble with the captcha's. Is there an alternate subscription method if people can't use the captcha?



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Captcha's and alternate access
Authored by: robg on Sep 03, '06 06:03:06AM

There will be an alternate method very shortly -- I have to implement it, and that's one of my projects for this weekend.

-rob.



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Weekend update...
Authored by: bedouin on Sep 02, '06 10:28:55PM

I run a Geeklog site and my solution was to just enable user moderation.

Of course, the one I administer is much much smaller than yours so I guess that won't work.



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Weekend update...
Authored by: robg on Sep 03, '06 06:05:16AM

Yea, I considered that option, but we're currently running between 30 and 40 new accounts per day, and that'd be a fair bit of workload. If the captcha thing doesn't work well enough, that's probably the fallback.

-rob.



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Weekend update...
Authored by: The Webguy on Sep 03, '06 05:18:14AM

Enjoy the time off with the family, Rob.



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