Friday, February 17, 2012

Bring on the Spambots!

I have turned "verification for comments" off, as the title suggests; bring on the Spambots! To the left you can see that Blogger has decided to go to a new, two-word format to verify comments. Nice,usually unintelligible words.

I was leaving a comment over at my favorite Flames of War blog, What Would Patton Do?, or I should say "trying" to leave a comment. After the third attempt I finally got a simple three-digit number as my first word but I think it was sheer luck that I deciphered the second 'word'. It could be worse, like the "genital robberies" code Fran blogged about just earlier today.

WWPD isn't the only place I've tried to leave a comment the last day or so and had to enter the verification at least twice...aargh, frustrating! So, I've turned this feature off at Mik's Minis, please comment away without impediment! Sure I may get occasional spam comments, but some of those Spambots have a sense of humor!

Note: I had the new 2012 HUD queued up for today, but pushed it to Saturday to make room for this important service announcement. Of course that meant I had to move tomorrow's queued post of a mutant pig to the following day, but I digress...

12 comments:

  1. A comment is a comment as well, spreading the love:D

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    1. Spreading the love indeed!

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  2. Yup, taking down all the verification nonsense. Just gonna moderate my comments from now on instead to keep the spambots away.

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    1. Yeah, I didn't even think about the moderation feature, good point.

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  3. Nice one!
    Since I started my blog in 2010, I've never had the catchpa active and have only had two spam comments. I would prefer to hand-delete 1.3 spams per year than make people do catchpas.

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    1. Excellent point. I've had a handful of spammage comments, but not too many. Enough to start image captcha in the first place I guess, but still less than ten maybe?

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  4. Yeah, I haven't had very much spam, either. Like... 2-3 comments since 2009 total.

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    1. I enjoy Sanskrit adds for male enhancement as much as the next, but like I really don't get too many.

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  5. I've been thinking of taking it off for a long time but for some reason haven't gotten around to it. But now the time has certainly come because I couldn't agree with you more, the system blogger is using is horrible.

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  6. captchas suck! Speaking of suck Mik. THOUSANDS OF RUSSIAN BRIDES ARE AVAILABLE ONLINE! CAN'T ENJOY THEM? VIGARA AT LOW PRICES! REFINANCE YOUR HOUSE AT LOW RATES!

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  7. Aye, that new Captcha has taken one too many pages from the Aulde Skripts. Though I'll admit, they're very humorous sometimes! (even used a few for sci-fi alien/BBEG names too!)

    I've never had the Captcha on, and like Space Jacker, only suffered 2 spam comments ever so far.

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