I just realised that I activated a captcha app that wasn’t working with a particular version of WordPress. Either that or I haven’t been punctual with staying current with WP updates. My apologies to those attempting to leave a comment but with no success. I also imagine that some of you may have spent considerable time to leave your personal thoughts and ended up being extremely disappointed that all your efforts were in vain.
What this has taught me: drop the captcha. I had thought something was amiss when I haven’t seen a single comment (or spam) in weeks. Akismet does an excellent job of filtering spam. Captcha apps require constant maintenance and updates (which I have been guilty of not doing) and can create frustration to legitimate commenters sharing their thoughts and ideas.
Sorry guys! I hope you can forgive me.
August 4, 2009