Sunday, May 12, 2013

Sorry Captcha Haters

Saturday and Sunday alone I received 43 comments that turned out to be someone telling me what a great blog I have and providing a link to their blog. Such as:

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I can't see enduring 43 minor annoyances in two days just to save the few people who make actual comments from two or three minor annoyances every two days. Of course I could stop moderating comments, in which case I assume all these spam comments will appear among the real ones, but then someone will probably click on one of the links and instead of being someone's website it'll let a virus into their computer and who will they blame? Evil Editor.

To ease the pain, anytime you get a captcha you can't decipher, take a screen shot. Then, if your guess fails, email me the screen shot and I'll compile them in a blog post and we can all share each other's misery. (Obviously if you get it right, it wasn't as difficult as you thought it was.)


Trisha said...

Haha, no worries - I would probably put it back on as well if I was getting that much spam. It seems weird, though, because I never get ANY spam on my blog, except maybe once or twice a year with one or two comments. I do see spam go into my 'spam' tab though. Wonder why it doesn't work on your blog??

Anonymous said...

Don't blame you at all! I use a combination of captchas and moderation on my blogs as well. I may get fewer legit comments, but I also never have to worry about people coming to my blog and thinking it's "abandoned" because of comments full of spam (my usual thought when I see one anyway)

AlaskaRavenclaw said...

Hey, who said it was a minor annoyance?


I don't have the technological capabilities to send a screen shot (dial-up) so you'll just have to imagine my suffering...