Since the beginning of time, or since [nntp], the clients that speak nntp have been called 'newsreaders'.
Apparantly Wired doesn't know this, as they refer to [RSS]-clients as, yes, 'newsreaders'.
To avoid spam many websites make you fill out a CAPTCHA, or log in via an account at a corporation such as Twitter, Facebook, Google or even Microsoft GitHub.
I have chosen to use a more old school method of spam prevention.
To post a comment here, you need to:
1119using nntps (nntp over TLS).
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