What a field day for the heat
A thousand people in the street
Singing songs and carrying signs
Mostly saying, "hooray for our side"

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Form of Word Verification

Sorry, had to turn it back on. I know it's a pain (especially in the new incarnation), but I don't have the time to deal with all the spam. And I'm pretty sure some has gotten through on the older posts. Again, sorry.


Eric said...

I've gone back and forth, before deciding I had to stick with the awful, unreadable captchas. The alternative was deleting a bunch of spam comments on old posts every day.

I really detest those sons of bitches who are ruining the Internet with their goddamn graffiti. When I heard about that Russian spammer getting murdered, I probably was more pleased by the news than I was when I heard that Obama's SEAL team got Bin Laden. Which reflects a lack of perspective on my part, but it is what it is.

Jeri said...

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Shit boys, your blogs are at least on someone's radar. I think since turning off the captchas I've only gotten one spam. However, two days ago I changed my settings to list my Mrs. B. blog in Blogger. It wasn't before because I was afraid some of the content would get it pulled. I don't care any more. But, it'll be interesting to see if that increases the spam.

Phiala said...


The spam filter I use on Wordpress works very well, and I've been able to avoid having captchas on any of my sites.

It still takes me several tries for most of the new-form Blogger images.

Steve Buchheit said...

Eric, I hear ya. I try not to relish in the death of others, but in the case of Osama and that spammer, I find it hard not to.

Jeri, you forgot the "real fake Rollex watches" and "Chinese fish farms" (although much of what I was deleting was for protein supplements and exercise equipment, which was new for me). Also, I'll encourage you do do what you want on your blog. Link to what you like, be who you want. (although if people from your day job or family read your blog, I understand being cautious, one of the reasons I don't use Facebook that much anymore).

Phiala, I'm sorry. That problem was the reason I wanted to turn them off. The blogger spam filter also was catching most of them (that and I still kept the "comment moderation on posts older than 3 days" turned on, that stopped a lot of them that the spam filter missed). The thing that forced my hand is I discovered one spammer who got past those defenses and the automatic notification I receive when a comment is posted. When I saw that (was on the same post that another spammer was blocked from), I knew I had to go back to word verification.

Jeri said...

Steve, thanks for reminding me why I hadn't listed the blog with Blogger - I was really having a brain fart with that one. I don't particularly want everyone I know on FB or who finds my jewelry blog (or especially when I had the transcription business website) to be easily able to find out what a foul-mouthed, politically opinionated, ranting lunatic I can be. That's shared on a need-to-know basis. Anyway, I'm unlisted again.