Over recent days increasing numbers of spam comments have been getting through, leading to an excessive number of comment notification emails and spam messages to be dealt with.
This is a relatively common experience with interactive web sites, as the people behind spam comments are always trying to defeat protection systems.
The system now in use provides much more variety in the “captcha” puzzles it presents. This will unfortunately mean that the familiar East Lothian place names are no longer used, but we hope that the new system doesn’t cause too much difficulty.
Your feedback on the new system would be appreciated.