Thank you for your well thought out contribution...
It is because of trolls like the following that I have no interest in using the oft-broken CAPTCHA, preferring to use spam filters and moderation of *every* comment.
Below is just one of the dozens of unsavory comments that have been submitted to my blog over the past 24 hours.
Yes it takes valuable time to trawl through comments; sometimes legitimate comments are trapped by the spam filters; and legitimate comments can take a while to be approved if submitted during the middle of my night, but the effort is worth it, if only to stop flame-storms and charmless correspondents such as "nesmes".
Argue a point with me if you are so inclined, disagree with me all you want. If you stick to addressing the topic at hand, and do not attack the messenger instead of the message, then your comment will in all likelihood get through - but if you get personal, or you denigrate end users, or you participate in a flame-storm, then in all likelihood your comment will not get through. Such are the charms of an autocracy ;o)
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