Word Verification

Due to the proliferation of spam in my comments I installed the Blogger word verification system. It has done an excellent job of cleaning it up so that the automated crap that used to get posted has been eliminated.

In fact its success rate is so strong that virtually every blog I hit these days has it. On the whole I don't have any problems with it, at least conceptually.

From a daily use standpoint I have come to realize that I am word verification challenged. It seems like every time I try to leave a comment somewhere I have to repeat the ^#%#^#%^#% word verification prompt because I have somehow screwed it up.

I tried to be very careful in how I entered the letters so that this would not be a common problem but apparently I have failed at that.

So now I have come to admit that I am word verification challenged.

12 comments:

Regina said...

Ditto on that, Jack. Sometimes I have to put it in three different times! I swear I type in the right letters, to0... it's a conspiracy, I tell ya...

stc said...

It happens to me about 50% of the time, too. It seems so straightforward, but it's not!

StepIma said...

I get that too - but sometimes I am convinced that I typed it in right, and the machine got it wrong.

I'm with regina on the conspiracy the0ry...

Unknown said...

Actually, by me it's my dumb computer (and why I took off the verification on my blog). On blogs where it's a new page, like this, I don't have a problem usually - but on the popups, it will ALWAYS say it's wrong the first try. And yes, I'm putting it in right. ARGH.

SnoopyTheGoon said...

I would recommend to move to Haloscan. No spam since we switched and no annoying shit with the word verification.

Michael Suddard said...

There must be a illness name for that. Like wordvericationidis or something like that.

Shifra said...

I'm mildly dyslexic and the word Verification KILLS me.
Depending on the shape of the letters I sometimes can get it at all and I have just give up.

Anonymous said...

First it's random character verification - i might have more luck with word verification. Do it in Hebrew - let's see how many can tell a vav from a final nun in some strange font outside the context of a word.

Jack Steiner said...

RCJ,

Conspiracy works for me.

Q,

For a pocketful of toonies I'd be glad to help you out.

SI,

You might be right.

Ezzie,

It is a cleveland thing.

Snoopy,

I had it and nuked it. After three months or so the comments on old posts disappear.

Michael,

I like that.

Shifra,

That sounds like it could be frustrating.

Hi Rod,

No, it is word verification. Try here
http://help.blogger.com/bin/answer.py?answer=1203&topic=23

Jameel @ The Muqata said...

Whats the best word jumble that word verification created for you?

We knows that Mirty's must have been: "aroogah"

Jack Steiner said...

Jameel,

It was urtoocool.

... Is the Window to Our Soul said...

Glad to see I am not alone. I thought it was because I need glasses.

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