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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Testing...

Okay, I've gotten enough complaints - and I hate it myself - so I've turned off the stupid word verification requirement for comments. Google took it upon themselves to make it largely unreadable, and I know myself that after the second time of squinting at incomprehensible squiggles I've just given up on commenting...

So, as long as the spambots remain at bay, word verification is no more...
That is all.

19 comments:

Dave H said...

Moved comments to a popup too, I see. Works for me.

I didn't have as much trouble with the WV as many, it seems. But in my line of work (software development) I get to deal with illegible writing and nonsensical words anyway. And that's just in my notebooks.

North said...

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North said...

Oops!

GreyLocke said...

Thank you, it took 5 attempts to leave a comment before as I couldn't read the $%^*&$#$^$# word verification

RobertM said...

I've gotten a lot of spam comments, but so far they've all gone into the spam box since I turned it off. It's not so bad on PC or laptop, but trying to comment from a smartphone is damn near impossible.

PISSED said...

I gave it up awhile ago. Not much spam at all for me :)

TheAxe said...

Yay I can comment again :D

Anonymous said...

Yea...now I can comment from my iphone. The verification code was a real bummer man.

Riley

Joel said...

I turned my WV off and spam went through the roof. So far it's all ended up in the spam locker though, so no bad.

Jennifer said...

Hooray!

ASM826 said...

Good. I tried three or four times to leave you comment earlier in the week and finally just quit.

Bob said...

I chose to turn on comment moderation for all posts older than a week. It's amazing how many spam comments try to affix themselves to posts that are years old.

Fred said...

I turned it off at my place a while ago, and so far the spam filter has been working admirably.

Ross said...

Oh, thank you, Jay.

Julie said...

THANKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jay G said...

Wow. Spam levels have skyrocketed - BUT... all but one was caught automatically (i.e. not e-mailed to me).

I can live with that.

Bubblehead Les. said...

"Do not be alarmed. We have assumed Control. We Control the Horizontol. We Control the Vertical...."- Google Privacy Policy, Paragraph 42.

Anonymous said...

Bless you!

HankH

GreyLocke said...

BH Les when I first started to read your comment I immediately thought of the end of Rush's 2112. Now I think I'll see if I can find the whole thing to post.