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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Word Verification Back On

I put word verification back on because I read the blog comments on Google Reader and I am tired of scrolling through hundreds of spam posts selling Tramadol online to find the few real posts.

Hope this works.

16 comments:

Unknown said...

Weird. I never have this problem. We'll see.

hschinske said...

I think it may have worked. I don't see any spam on Google Reader since the time you posted this. If so, HALLELUJAH. Bye-bye Uggs, tramadol, and Louis Vuitton!

Helen Schinske

mirmac1 said...

I need a eyewear prescription. Sheesh!

Someone said...

wow that's tough to read - the picture thingie is really really difficult to desipher - is there a choice of verifactions

mirmac1 said...

AAAaah! My eyes!!

WV: 2 ghubers (I think)

Jan said...

Charlie -- of all the word verifications I have encountered, the one here is THE hardest to decipher! The "typed word" half is usually not too hard -- but the other half, the "picture" half -- is a total crap shoot. On the other hand I read the comments directly from the blog (and not through Google Reader) so I have never had the problem. Sounds very annoying for those of you who go that route. It would be great though if there were a way to choose a less cryptic, illegible word verification that still works!

seattle citizen said...

hellisho question mark? I'll give that a try...

nope...

24 overn?

nderuti...(is that a clock?)...

seattle citizen said...

That last one worked?! I actually wrote "clock," thinking that was what the picture was...really?!

How about this one:
duritteo....10?

Anonymous said...

Since most people appear to come to the site directly and don't use Google reader and word verifier is extremely challenging on this setting, would you reconsider that choice?

-SWWS

Charlie Mas said...

Is there another way to read the feed?

By the way, if you have a Google account and log in with it, then you don't have to do the word verification thing.

Unknown said...

I use gmail and I get the spam. I'd rather get the span than have to deal with this hellish captcha. And by the way, I still got spam last night on Tuesday's open thread from "Alice" with the first line "lunettes de soleil Adidas." That is weird!

Jet City mom said...

My naturopath prescribes my Tramadol, but perhaps the online versions are stronger?

My spell checker doesn't like word verification.
Lets see if I can get it to work this time.

JS said...

I just read things here at the website. No spam here.

If you're bored, do the audio version. It's hilarious.

OK, let's see if I can do this...

Patrick said...

I am signed on to my Google account and it's not letting me post without doing the captcha. Is there something I should be doing differently?

I don't understand why you're getting spam if you see the feed but not if you read the site. Sounds like a serious problem with blogger.com. Blogger.com's captchas are way too hard, it's taking me 5 or 6 tries even when I look hard at it.

Anonymous said...

One more reason to prefer Wordpress over Blogger. I was really hoping to see a change to Wordpress during the last makeover, but unfortunately it didn't happen.

The nice thing with Wordpress is that there are so many options available; if something doesn't work the way you like there are usually other options available to achieve your goal. Added bonus: it's not google.

- also struggling with captcha (this is the 5th try)

Anonymous said...

Spamming is bad but i swear Captcha is worse! I have defeated them by downloading a captch bypass browser extenison called rumola to type them in for me (you can get it in the chrome store!) but, if i have to enter them manually i really struggle.
I agree with the last poster about wordpress. It really works very well with its spam filter. I switched a while ago and it was definitely worth it.