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Thursday, April 27, 2006

Enough is enough

I just turned on word verification in the comments. I’m sick and tired of deleting spammer-droppings.

If you’re not familiar with verification, it’s fairly simple. Blogger creates an image consisting of random letters, distorted so spammers can’t use OCR software to figure out the magic word and enter it automatically. You have to type the same nonsense into a text box under the comment box before Blogger adds your comment. Once in a while, it’s a little too distorted to get right — no problem, it will give you a different one and not delete your comment.

Floor’s open. What’s bugging you tonight?


  1. What's bugging me is that someone putting spam on your site, had you do something you probably didn't want to.

    Hope everything works out better this way.

  2. You're right, I didn't want to do it. I don't get enough (desired) comments as it is & I didn't want to make it any harder on potential non-lurkers.

    Ah well, I need to take one last sweep through in case there's any spam in older posts.

  3. What's bugging me is that Miami is a crap hole of a city and getting worse by the day. I just returned from there and it's like being in a totally differnt country. If you get lost forget about asking for directions unless you speak Spanish.

  4. No prob, bro, there's only two Spanish phrases you need to know:

    "Cerveza, por favor."

    "¿Dondé queda los baños?"

    You'll probably use them in that order.


Comments are welcome, and they don't have to be complimentary. I delete spam on sight, but that's pretty much it for moderation. Long off-topic rants or unconstructive flamage are also candidates for deletion but I haven’t seen any of that so far.

I have comment moderation on for posts over a week old, but that’s so I’ll see them.

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