Enough is ENOUGH, Motley Fool
Recently I asked why Motley Fool does not institute Captcha for creating blogs and commenting on posts. The response provided indicated that since the foe appears to be human, Captcha would not help.
This is incorrect. Let's assume TMF staff is correct, that the spammer is human and not a bot. Spammers always attack the site with least resistance. This is a basic security concept that every CIO (Chief Information Officer) or CISO (Chief Information Security Officer), depending on your organizational setup, should know. It's "requiired knowledge" for the job.
In other words, "the spammer is human" is not an excuse. I spend time on other sites where commenters are allowed to create posts and there is just as much human traffic. They use Captcha. They don't have spammers.
The spammers come here because Motley Fool is an easy target. If TMF would institute Captcha, the spammers would move on to an easier site.
David in Qatar