I’m sorry to have to impose an annoyance on commenter, but unfortunately there has been a rash of bot-generated spam, and the unobtrusive and transparent WordPress plugins I have been using to try to catch it have not been doing a very good job lately. It seems that the spam bots now do a very good job of emulating the behavior of standard browsers and are managing to change their IP’s and wording fast enough to avoid many of the blacklists.
As a result, I have had to add a CAPTCHA to the site. I know how annoying some of these can be, especially when it is extremely difficult for humans to tell what the characters are due to extreme amounts of distortion. Because of this, I have chosen a font and style that should not be too difficult to deal with. Hopefully it will still provide the necessary level of security to stop bots, as most of them do not even bother trying to decode CAPTCHA.
Again, sorry for this annoyance, but it has become necessary.
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