Monday, March 04, 2013

Captcha off

From emails I get, I suspect I'm losing many comments from readers, because Blogger's Word Verification ("CAPTCHA") system is so damn unreadable.
So I've tried again now to turn it off, see how things go, how many spam comments I'll get this time.

Now you can comment without this problem.

Why hasn't Google fixed this yet?? There are other systems which are not unreadable, and everybody complains about these.

Any ideas for how to get around it?

Thanks to TCG for giving a link to Google forums (the closest thing to actual contact. I'm always amazed that big companies get away with not having *any* customer support or contact. They should be required to have it, legally.)


Eolake Stobblehouse said...

Oh gawd, the very first "comment" on this one was a colossal spam post.
Admittedly 90% of them are caught by the site and not shown, but I still get them in the email and have to sort through them. And I want to check to see *if* they are on the blog, cuz I don't want them there.

Bronislaus Janulis / Framewright said...

Do you moderate your comments; makes it easy to dump a lot of spam.

TC [Girl] said...

:-( Sorry... Try writing Google about it? Thanks for trying to make the blog more "visitor-friendly."

Eolake Stobblehouse said...

Google has a contact page???

I could, but 1: it makes the dialogue much slower. 2: Last time I did, the page exploded with protests, it was like I had instigated Macarthyism!

Dang, about *twelve* spam comments since yesterday! (None of them stuck to the web page though.)

TC [Girl] said...

This or here?