Implementing Anti-Spam Measures

UPDATE (10/30/2019): reCaptcha was causing an issue that prevented regular comments from being posted so I’ve decided to disable it for the time being, hoping that the other measures are enough to stop spam for now.


I suppose it was bound to happen sooner or later, but in the last few weeks the official Windborn website was victim to its very first spam attacks. While the damage was minimal and easily handled, I’ve decided to a implement a few safety measures in this site before things get much uglier in the future. Among them the reCaptcha feature, which I know is not preferable, but necessary to prevent most common spambots from attacking the website.

Understand that these measures are both to prevent Windborn from being blacklisted due to containing links to malicious sites, as well as to protect all readers from being affected by following said links, accidentally or otherwise. That said, if any of the anti-spam features end up hindering anyone’s experience reading the comic and commenting about it, please let me know. I’ll see what I can do to make things convenient for everyone while keeping the website secure from any malicious attacks.

Thanks for your time and understanding! Hope you continue enjoying the comic as always.