August 02, 2015

That Comment Problem

I've been informed that people not logged into Mee.nu have been getting the following message when they attempt to comment:


COMMENT REJECTED BY AKISMET

I inquired to Pixy as to why my commentors were being harassed by what appeared to be an obscure Egyptian god.
Pixy informed me that he was able to acquire the services of the Egyptian god of what translates very loosely as spam busting for a remarkably reasonable rate.

Unfortunately, this had unforeseen consequences as the contract required that all mee.nu users be registered as "Members of the Temple" and those who are not member be registered as "Unaffiliated". Fortunately, none of our commentors were sent to Duat before the issue was discovered (except for Wonderduck...He got better). 

Pixy has made arrangements so that non-menuvians can comment by presenting offerings of hieroglyphics via captcha. Note that since Egyptian gods have not been in the deity business since the abdication of Nectanebo the second, and in any event, as this is "payment" for admission to a secular web service, it is not actually considered apostay. 

Anyway...The comments should be fixed and we have captcha now. 


Art by Abusoru, who, to the best of our knowledge, has at no point denied this is a representation of Akismet...and that's good enough for us.



Posted by: The Brickmuppet at 02:24 AM | Comments (4) | Add Comment
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1 Indeed we do have captcha. I like this kind better than the distorted text kind, and I like it a lot better than the "echo back the advertising motto" kind.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Sun Aug 2 02:44:39 2015 (+rSRq)

2 Hmm, I was just asked a cooking question to prove I was not a robot.  But what if I was a kitchen robot?

Posted by: Siergen at Sun Aug 2 11:09:13 2015 (4pDXl)

3 Now if Pixy could fix the "Getting logged out all the time" thing.

Still, anything that cuts down on sunglasses spam....

Posted by: Mauser at Sun Aug 2 18:00:44 2015 (TJ7ih)

4 We really need to move to TLS, too. Only then the lifetime of login cookies is safe to increase.

Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at Sun Aug 2 19:10:09 2015 (RqRa5)

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