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Fellow WU-vies--thanks to the alertness of several readers, we have been notified of a problem with posting comments. The captcha feature is glitched, working inconsistently. Our Master Hacker Alex (I think he learned all he knows from 1983's WarGames) is working on a fix now.

Thanks for your patience. Without your comments, the blog would be only half what it is.

Update from Alex: I "fixed" the problem by disabling the captcha system. Which may leave us wide open to spammers. We'll see how it goes for a few days.

Update 2: Wow! Allowing comment posting without captchas was like opening wide the floodgates of spam. So that experiment lasted only about 10 minutes. For now I've changed the admin settings so that only logged-in members can post comments. And in the meantime, I'll search for an alternative captcha system that is compatible with our very old blogging software.

Update 3: I found and installed an alternative captcha system. Let's see if it works! The neat thing is that most people won't see a captcha at all. It only shows if it thinks you might be a spammer, and it then asks you to solve a simple math problem.
     Posted By: Paul - Thu Oct 16, 2014
     Category: Weird Universe | Alex | Reader Recommendation | Computers

Good luck Alex and thanks for the effort.
Posted by BrokeDad in Midwest US on 10/16/14 at 12:14 PM
good work Alex! You too Paul! Thanks for keeping us all up to date.
The spam seems about normal since the latest update
Posted by Tyrusguy on 10/16/14 at 01:39 PM
It Thinks I´m a spammer apparently but luckily I knew what 2 and 9 equal.
Posted by F.U.D. on 10/16/14 at 03:16 PM
So since 1/3 = .33333 to infinity then .99999 etc to infinity = 1 right if you add 1/3+1/3+1/3 ? God I HATED calculus !!!
Posted by BrokeDad in Midwest US on 10/16/14 at 04:00 PM
That explains why I was jumping through hoops this evening chasing spam!
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 10/16/14 at 04:03 PM
It spreads Expat :cheese:

Posted by BrokeDad in Midwest US on 10/16/14 at 04:24 PM
Thanks for all the hard work you do for us Alex and Paul! 💋
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 10/16/14 at 07:21 PM
Thanks for the fix. WU keeps me sane in this mad, mad world. I'm sure dark forces lurking out there would love to bury WU with electronic spam. Speaking of Spam, the canned kind, perhaps we should bomb the IS forces with it. All the preserved meat products will incapacitate them and turn them into raving lunatics and they will turn on each other.
Posted by Gator Guy on 10/16/14 at 07:50 PM
@Gator Guy - Good idea on the Spam bombing of ISIS; the product's pork content will definitely inflict heavy casualties on those infidels/heretics!
Posted by Fritz on 10/17/14 at 10:39 AM
Change the labels to pictures of naked ladies and that should take care of the rest.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 10/17/14 at 11:07 AM
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