Sunday, 19 February 2012

Word Verification continued

I'm not surprised that so many of you are equally as irritated as I am about this problem. Jabblog left me a link to a wonderful post on the subject, and I suggest that you go and read it too. It says everything I'd like to say.

http://run-a-roundranch.blogspot.com/2012/02/word-verification-woes.html

If everyone started turning the word verification off and using comment moderation perhaps Blogger would get wind of our annoyance and do something about it.

I haven't tried the new interface because I'm too lazy to change something that seems to be working well, and now I don't think I'm going to bother.

Do let me know what you think about that post and pass it on to others who read your blog if you agree.

8 comments:

Lynn said...

I did like the post, but even with comment moderation I got spam, something in one of the spam's left my computer with a virus, that took a long time for my husband to fix. So now my thought is make the best of it. When I type the words in right it's like I solved a word puzzle! It would be nice though if they could make the words legible.

Simone de Klerk said...

A half hour after I turned off word verification last week, I got spam. I've tried it again now, not including anonymous, so I'll see what happens.
I must say, I haven't had much trouble with typing the new words. I like the challenge, but I can understand that it is very frustrating!

Diane-crewe said...

I can feel her frustration joining to mine xx

Amy (lilme2_99) said...

alright Amanda----I'll give the "no capcha" a chance. Already 2 spams in my box over the past 5 hours (probably because I allow for anonymous commenters due to my family); however....I'll see how it goes.

Quilter Kathy said...

Yah...me too. It will change my "commenting behaviour" for sure!

Katie said...

Thank you! I'm glad I could turn it off. Spam is not a problem for me so I'm happy to get rid of it. :-)

Kay said...

Great post! I hate the new word verification too, and I don't have it turned on right now. I turn it on when I start getting too much Spam in my e-mail which just irritates me. It doesn't get into my blog because Blogger does filter it out usually.

This is such a hard thing to decide on. I understand about the comment moderation, but I like instant gratification of seeing comments pop right up.

Here's hoping I can stay Spam free for a while so I don't have to resort to the Word Verification again. Yes, it is a pain in the wazoo.

DJ lil Alex said...

Ello Mother!

I may not be much use in regards to quilt related banter... but with this I can help a little.

Although the words used by the verification system are very often doubles / not real words / dotted with punctuation, you don't actually need to get them perfect every time. I generally take a glance and then whack in something close.

Try it for yourself, change the odd letter, miss out all the punctuation, and if your not sure whether its a 'N' or a scew-whiff 'Z' then just stick either in, it will almost invariably not make a difference. I reckon they're only looking for about 80% accuracy :o)

Hope this helps!

Axxx