The Cure For Capthca

Captcha is the method used by most websites to prevent spam by creating a challenge test to ensure a response is not generated by a computer. The predominant method is to create a series of alpha-numeric characters that a user must enter in order to submit a form or blog comment. Personally, I hate them but they are a necessary evil; however, Adaptistration users can avoid the CAPTCHA beast when submitting comments by becoming a registered user…

Unregistered Comment Submision
Unregistered Comment Submission
Registered Comment Submission
Registered Comment Submission

The comment process for registered and unregistered users is akin to the difference between shooting a bullet and throwing it. For logged in registered users, all you have to do is enter your comment and send it off (although it still goes into the moderation hopper) whereas unregistered users have to submit their name and email as well as complete the CAPTCHA test every time they submit a comment. To register or log in, just look for the Meta field located at the bottom of the left-hand column.

Customize Your Account Details
Customize Your Account Details
Registered User Dashboard
Registered User Dashboard

In addition to avoiding the CAPTCHA beast, registered users also get their own user dashboard which provides a list of recent comments and the most popular articles as well as a user management screen where you can tweak your display info. So what are you waiting for, it only takes a few moments to create a registered user account.

Register/Login right from the homepage
Register/Log in right from the homepage

About Drew McManus

"I hear that every time you show up to work with an orchestra, people get fired." Those were the first words out of an executive's mouth after her board chair introduced us. That executive is now a dear colleague and friend but the day that consulting contract began with her orchestra, she was convinced I was a hatchet-man brought in by the board to clean house.

I understand where the trepidation comes from as a great deal of my consulting and technology provider work for arts organizations involves due diligence, separating fact from fiction, interpreting spin, as well as performance review and oversight. So yes, sometimes that work results in one or two individuals "aggressively embracing career change" but far more often than not, it reinforces and clarifies exactly what works and why.

In short, it doesn't matter if you know where all the bodies are buried if you can't keep your own clients out of the ground, and I'm fortunate enough to say that for more than 15 years, I've done exactly that for groups of all budget size from Qatar to Kathmandu.

For fun, I write a daily blog about the orchestra business, provide a platform for arts insiders to speak their mind, keep track of what people in this business get paid, help write a satirical cartoon about orchestra life, hack the arts, and love a good coffee drink.

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