Mathias Brandewinder on .NET, F#, VSTO and Excel development, and quantitative analysis / machine learning.
by Mathias 27. April 2010 07:27

First, my sincere apologies if you have been experiencing some strange behavior when trying to comment on this blog in the past few days – like maybe an unfriendly pop-up message talking some nonsense about a callback error while processing the comment.

You may have noticed that below the form for the comment, there is now a beautiful, brand new and shiny ReCaptcha control, which is included out of the box with release 1.6.1 of Blogengine.Net. Thanks to Filip Stanek for contributing his ReCaptcha extension to the project, and to the awesome development team for including this out-of-the-box. Until now, spam handling has been a major weakness of BlogEngine.Net, and was turning into a serious annoyance for me. Since the upgrade, the spammers’ evil plans have run into a wall, and it suddenly feels very lonely in here, without all the kind words of encouragement:

Intimately, the post is in reality the freshest on this valuable topic. I harmonise with your conclusions and will thirstily look forward to your future updates. Just saying thanks will not just be sufficient, for the exceptional clarity in your writing.

Special thanks (Grazie mille!) to Andrea Dottor who came to the rescue with a fix for the error message mentioned above.

Comments

4/27/2010 9:14:16 PM #

Dennis Wallentin

Great that You got it resolved (and I have advised a client to me to upgrade their version as well).

Kind regards,
Dennis

Dennis Wallentin Sweden | Reply

4/28/2010 3:50:40 AM #

Mathias

Thank you Dennis! And yes, it's one of these upgrades where it doesn't make much sense to wait: minor changes in the code, major upside for the user. I am really enjoying my spam-free time...

Mathias United States | Reply

5/3/2010 10:20:10 PM #

Johann

Haha! That spam post is hillarious! And the great thing about ReCaptcha is that it's for a good cause - helping them digitize all those books.

And no... no words of encouragement this time. :-P

Johann South Africa | Reply

5/5/2010 11:27:39 AM #

Mathias

I can't say I miss the encouragements, even though it sometimes provided some welcome comic relief Smile To this day, I am still in awe that someone would leave the following comment (I am not making it up):
"I live in Toronto and the sky is blue, I have a dog. How are you?"

Mathias United States | Reply

5/3/2010 10:37:28 PM #

Emma

Hello Mathias,
great that you could resolve your spam problems. Spamming is sooo annoying - I have the same problem with my blog. As soon as I have some more time, I will try out this tool.

Kind regards, Emma

Emma Germany | Reply

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