captcha

A minor change on the site, and surely not to cool, so here’s our plea for understanding. We added a captcha to the comment field. Captchas are dumb and annoying, we know, for example from Myspace. But we had to.

Every possibility to add a text on a site gets abused by spammers. Scribtee suffered from a row of spam attacks recently. User accounts got hacked and their names used to post links to dubious sites selling medication. Not only once, but sometimes 1573 times (like it happened to All In Me). No joke. No surprise that the site soon had an overdose, the browser hyperventilated and got stuck. This happened again and again and removing the drugs or other smut from our system took valuable time from our programmers.

So if you want to leave a comment now, please be so kind and retype these funny letters in order to prove you are a kind, cool, T-shirt and design loving human rather than a soulless spam bot forcing unhealthy and illegal drugs upon us. We very much hope this doesn’t keep you from leaving your comments. We’re hoping to find a more user friendly solution for the future.

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