As many of you will have noticed, Colorado Indymedia has been fighting an increasingly desperate battle against comment and story spam over the past few weeks. Despite our best efforts, the problem has continued to worsen until we've come to feel forced to make some fairly significant changes.
- CAPTCHAs are now be required on all form elements, including logins.
- Anonymous users are no longer allowed to post stories, events, or comments directly. These posts will now be held until they can be reviewed and approved by a moderator.
We have also upgraded the software that runs Colorado Indymedia in order to capture the most up-to-date security features. As part of this upgrade, you may notice some minor changes to some elements of the website, in particular the text input areas used for writing stories and the upload process used to embed images in your stories.
We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience these changes may cause you. Please let us know here in the comments if you have any problems, or alternatively by emailing the administrative team at firstname.lastname@example.org.