If you’ve ever commented on the SWLing Post (or almost any other website, for that matter), you’ve no doubt been challenged by a CAPTCHA code before your comment could be published. The CAPTCHA system saves this blog from hundreds of bogus comments each day so it’s a necessary tool.
For those of you not familiar, CAPTCHAs look like this:
While the CAPTCHA code above is relatively simple, many are not and require several attempts before you can prove to CAPTCHA that you’re a human and not a SPAMbot. In this sense, CAPTCHAs can be rather annoying.
How to get around CAPTCHA on the SWLing Post
If you’re a regular here on the SWLing Post and would like to comment without a CAPTCHA moderation, I can register you for a subscriber account on the SWLing Post. I’ve made it so that CAPTCHA will skip any SWLing Post account holder who is logged in at time of comment.
Because of SPAMbots and Malware, I don’t make registration open to the public; I manually create each account.
If you would like an account, simply email me with the following info:
- Your preferred username (a one word name, callsign, etc.)
- Your valid email address
- The make and model of your favorite radio (just a test to make sure you’re human! SPAMbots rarely listen to the shortwaves.)
- Optional: your personal website URL (if you have a blog, etc.)
- Optional: your full name (only if you want your name to show with your comments)
I’ll assign you a password which you can change later.
As soon as I create your account, you’ll receive a short email with your username, password and the URL to log in.
You’ll need to be logged in to the SWLing Post to avoid the CAPTCHA code, but I think it’s a much easier and quicker way to comment.
Again, if you would like to register, simply send the info above via the email address on my Contact page.