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Friday, September 7, 2012

Come on blogger, enough already!

I don't know about you guys out there, but I am over this blogger word verification thing. This morning I tried to leave a comment on someone's blog and it took me seven tries!
I can't read the numbers half the time and the letters are so squished together I can't tell what the hell they are. It's especially frustrating if I am using my ipad since I can't half type on that thing anyway. I am about ready to stop leaving comments. Thankfully some people have turned theirs off or have moderation. I turned mine off. Since I have had a blog I have only had one spam comment and it was even sort of a funny one so I'm willing to deal with that rather than have people suffer through these stupid puzzles. Come on blogger! Find a better way!!!!
(and I know, someone is going to say I wouldn't have this problem on facebook, haha!)

20 comments:

Dennis Allen said...

I turned off my word verification and I am getting more spam. The up side is I now know where to buy ritalin, viagra, valium and vicodin without a prescription!

Kings Creek Pottery said...

I still have mine on because of the spam issue...UGH~ spam or blindness? why make us choose?!

JUDI TAVILL said...

Dennis, I will email you for that information... :D

Laura Farrow said...

you wouldn't have that problem on FB... (ha). xo

Michèle Hastings said...

Starting about a week ago I can't get past the word verification on anyones blogs... and some were simple words so I knew I typed them correctly. The more you try the tinier and more obscure the words have gotten.
I turned mine off awhile back and have only gotten a handful of spam. It's not a big deal for me, I just delete it.
I can't figure out how to contact blogger to let them know that I can't comment on any blogs with word captcha... anyone know how to solve this?

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Melissa Rohrer said...

It took me a couple of tries to leave a comment yesterday. I really had no idea what I was looking at.

Scott Garrett said...

Thanks for bringing this up Tracey, i really hadn't thought about it before, but mine is off now. I'll see how it goes. I tweaked a few other bits while i was at it, have to see if it makes any noticeable difference.

Susan Wells said...

I have not left comments because of the word verification hurdle many times or I struggle with it get past it and my comment is still not received.
Word press filters my spam. I just delete it once a week or so. Also, I have to approve comments before they are published. But once I approve an author they can comment without approval.

beaquilter said...

i turned minally te off too, especially these picture ones are hard

cookingwithgas said...

If one number why not two sets of numbers- might make it better.
I think they are cahoots with the eye doctors.
Or they are out there just laughing and laughing while we are doing this hkaskfk hisayhoe ugieghcyolr 28649 78 hsihrbudgjrkugckdguikjfgisgufgvye 67

Tracey Broome said...

I know, I know.....
Haha, very funny Laura:)

Lori Buff said...

I just do moderation myself, it's nice to my readers and very little extra work for me. I guess if I got hundreds of comments it would be worth it. The other day I was leaving a comment on someone's blog and the image was not of a number or a letter!? How is anyone supposed to type that?

Thank you for turning it off.

cindy shake said...

Thank goodness it's not just me -I thought it was because I just turned 50 and can't see anymore!! Oh, BTW you wouldn't have this problem on Facebook...

:)

Lori Watts said...

I have a hard time with them also, and I never get them on the first try. Maybe I'll try turning them off and see how much spam I get.

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angela walford said...

oi vey...i'm with you trace and yes I have brought it up in blogger forums they really are killing the spontaneity!! blogger will automatically pick up most spam and send it to the spam bin!! :))

Brenda said...

I swear they are making them more and more difficult to read! More than once, I've finally given up! Frustrating!

Amy said...

tracey- how do you turn the word verification off? I'm clueless about these things- ugh!

Tracey Broome said...

I agree with you guys, and I do think they are getting more difficult. Amy, click on design, upper right hand of your page, go to settings, then post and comments, then to moderation, click never.