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Friday, 14 March 2008

Comment verification ....... Jeez !

After becoming so frustrated trying to leave comments on fellow bloggers .. blogs .. I decided to try and run my comments without that trap for a while .. I don't know how long my sanity will last if I get spammed ? But .. I want to make it easier for people to let me know what they think !
Let the games begin ? Yikes !

12 comments:

Aunt Debbi/kurts mom said...

I took the word verification off of mine too. I have only had about three spam type comments. It is easy to tell who they are. I just throw them in that little trash can at the bottom of the comment.

Melanie said...

Joy, I took mine off earlier this week. I'm knocking on my wooden desk and afraid to say this but.......no spam yet.

Hey girl, it's past your bedtime!

Crafty Gardener said...

I took the verification code off my comments, but still left it so that comments have to be approved by me. So if any spam does come in I can delete it before it reaches the blog.

Gail said...

Joy,
I love not having to use the verifications, sometimes the letters all run together and I couldn't tell the js from ts!

Laughing at myself...
Gail

The Cheap Vegetable Gardener said...

Don't miss out on the best mortgage rates at....just kidding. I have tried the same thing on mine and so far so good.

Robin's Nesting Place said...

Joy, I've never had it on my blog and there have only been a few times that I've been bothered by spammers. Hopefully you won't be bothered either.

VP said...

Joy - sorry if the verification's putting you off leaving Comments. It'll be interesting to see how your experiment progresses. It's a tough call - great to get comments, but Spam? Ugh!

GardenJoy4Me said...

Hi VP
I still have the authorization check point .. so I don't have a problem dumping crap .. and I was disappointed more than a few times trying to leave a comment on some blogs .. sometimes the letters weren't even visable ! JEEZ !

Hi Robin
I think it might just be easier all round .. fingers crossed !

CVG !!! you naughty gardener ! haha
Now wouldn't you be the first to tease ? JEEZ ! LOL

Gail .. I have to admit .. I must run in "dummy" mode way too much .. or dyslexic .. I can't back my car up .. truly ! my brain is fried ! LOL

Crafty .. so far that is what I have running here .. I have some control over it so I think it will work too ! (any birthday cake left ?) haha

melanie .. Sophie has kept me up late and UP this morning before 5 AM .. my sleep is in the trash this week and that is NOT good .. I have "hound dog eyes" YIKES !!

Debbie .. I love throwing naughty things in the trash .. so game on girl ! LOL

ourfriendben said...

I'm with you, Joy! I've left comments on blotanists' blogs, only to discover *after* I had written my immortal (naturally) thoughts that they had the word ID thing enabled but the scrambled word wasn't coming up on my screen. @#$%*&!!! Now I look first, write second. I also can't tell their Qs from their Gs, but at least then they usually give you a second chance. My blog's on WordPress and as far as I know, they don't put commenters through that nonsense--they just use Akismet to catch the spam so you don't have to deal with it. Good deal!

GardenJoy4Me said...

Hi there "ben" .. I have to shorten you some how ! Your site is fine to comment on .. it is a breeze compared to some .. so I appreciate that a lot .. I have a wicked time when the letters don't even appear for some blogs .. makes me crazy .. and I'm practically there as it is ! LOL

Matt and Jen said...

Hey Joy,
I'm thinking this might be a Blotanical issue. I've been frustrated by the same thing. It works if you visit their page directly. -Jen :)

GardenJoy4Me said...

jen .. I was thinking the same thing actually .. so many programs running at once there may be glitches created from the high traffic.
Thanks !