Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Plea To Users of

Please, in the name of all that is good, stop using Blogger's new CAPTCHA. Please.

Switch to moderation. Switch to registered users. Delete spam after the fact. Trust the comment spam filters, they're pretty effective. Really.

I'm about to give up even commenting on blogs that use these nearly unreadable blurs. I spend more time refreshing to try to get something I can remotely guess at than I do writing my comments.

Thank you for your attention. We now return to our regular programming.


  1. I had to take moderation off, because Blogger was overriding my settings. So, let's say if you have it set where Blogger will moderate the comments in a certain amount of days, the commenter will still get the captcha way before then. The spammers have won. ;-(

    1. Lesha, blooger makes it tough to turn off the word verification. Here are a couple if links that explain how to get rid of it:

      Good luck!

  2. I turned it off sometime ago actually, before the captcha's got hard. I've not noticed any real problem with comment spam.

  3. I'm with Andy, I've had mine off for a while now. I'm not at a level where I get much spam at all, so no problems for me. If I had a ton of traffic, I'd probably moderate. The new CAPTCHA is freaking ridiculous.

  4. I shut mine off, and only require moderation for older posts. It's mostly a non-event.

  5. I created a filter that forwards all comments to my cell phone. I know instantly if I have spam to delete. The Blogpress app on the iphone let's you delete comments right from there.


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