Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Sorry

I'm going to have to put in that annoying letter thingy when you comment. I've been good and deleting all the crap, but to be honest I'm a bit sick of it.

I apologise, I know it is a nuisance, and I don't want to deter anyone from commenting.

So go on. Make a comment.

13 comments:

Jessie said...

I wondered how you survived without it for so long! Don't worry, I for one would much rather enter some arbitrary letters than accidentally read evil spam.

Although have you noticed that sometimes the 'words' are really long?

Mike said...

Yeah, don't stress about people being put off - most people have it on their own blogger blogs now-a-days anyway.

I've not noticed a decline from my average 2 or 3 comments :-)

ben.run said...

Oh, I hate that word thing.
I wish Blogger had a feature where you could authorise posters, so once someone has made a comment you can say "allow this user in the future"

WordPress can do that :-)

Ben.

Make Tea Not War said...

Undeterred I comment even though I have nothing at all to say...

Mr Reasonable said...

A necessary hassle as the spam, it keeps a coming....and I have an 8 letter code this time just to rub salt in the wounds!

Martha said...

8! Half the time I can't even read what the letters are.

And it seems wrong to have to do word verification on your own blog.

Ben, you're onto it. Hopefully blogger will remember legit posters soon.

David said...

It's also a handy way of ensuring that drunken people don't post comments. Like, no one wants a lot of comments telling you that you're their bestest bestest friend ever. Or challenging you to a fight 'cos they think you spilled their beer.

Kate said...

lol - wouldn't that cut out half of Martha's posts? hehe

You're right about them being hard to read. I feel blinder than usual. Although it is amusing when they come up with semi dodgy letters - like arsemen.

stephen said...

The last one I had to enter was "minge". Surely they would have some sort of a scheme that knew not to use dodgy words.

Mike said...

Ha ha ha ha ... nice one Stephen.
And for this one I have a comment on the record (vinyl) industry, "epbye"

Martha said...

David, I do want drunk people posting how much they love me. That is the whole point of this blig, although everyone seems to have missed it.

They're supposed to have got rid of dodgy words with the 3 letter number plates, but I've seen plenty of "AAS", which is nice.

Ours is CFQ - for some reason when I read it I think of "see, fuck you".

Martha said...

I've moved beyond having a blog. I write a blig now.

Lippy said...

I enjoy the challenge of figuring out the letters. I also enjoy filling out forms. It's terribly sad...