Like everyone else who runs a weblog, I'm being pestered by comment spammers.
Because search engines (and Google in particular) rank sites by the number of links to them, spammers are now sending in hundreds of comments to blogs. With links in them.
And in order to make your visit a pleasant one, I have to remove all these comments - unless of course you visited my site because you wanted to play internet gambling?
Fortunately, because these comment spams are all generated by machines, it's fairly easy to trick them, so I've implemented a painfully easy password system for people who want to comment - based on the code by Jeff Barr.
Let's see how long it lasts...