Monday, November 12, 2012

It's Captcha Craptcha Day!

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I had to join this blogfest, too, mainly because it's really easy to just say:

Turn the captcha off on your blog! Blogger has wonderful spam filters that snag all the stupid spammers and ad-bombers in comments and that don't require me to stand on my head while chewing gum and auditioning for Rain Dance. It's annoying for me to compose a brilliant blog comment, click submit, and then have to spend 2 minutes puzzling through 5 rounds of captcha codes just to justify the 30 seconds I spent composing said comment. (Okay, that's an exaggeration. Sometimes my comments only take 5 seconds to compose.)

Go here for instructions to turn the dang captcha code off.

That is all.

Back to NaNo. (Which really needs its own hate day.)

UPDATE: Shelly's post today included a TED talk from one of the guys responsible for the Captcha codes--and some of them are helping to digitalize books. He doesn't mention the stupid blurry pics of numbers, but he's really doing some amazing things with the hours we're all spending puzzling those codes out. Also, check out Duolingo. And watch the video (I've never met a TED talk I didn't like):

12 comments:

  1. I hope the violators pay attention to the blogfest. Those Captcha codes are driving me insane!

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  2. LOL! A NaNo hate day :D That would be funny.

    You did brilliantly Robin! Thanks for festing with us.

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  3. LOL--just got an email that demonstrates the beauty of the spam filters. Someone offering to exchange blog posts because we have similar content. The link purported to be from an engineering internships site (not that I followed it--the actual URL had nothing to do with engineering).

    The comment appeared in my email, but NOT here on the blog.

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  4. I'm thinking of turning captcha back on. I've been getting so many spam comments lately, it's maddening!

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  5. Do they show up in the comments or go to the spam folder?

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  7. I am more reluctant to follow a blog with captcha codes, or if I follow, I may not comment since it usually takes a few tries to get it right. If people really want it on, their choice, but I think for a blog hop or something where you expect higher traffic, turn it off.

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  8. Yes, those things are sooo annoying! Although sometimes people don't know it's on their blog. I've told some how hard it is to leave a comment on their blog and they're all like, "What? You have to type in a code? I didn't know that!" LOL

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  9. Great post! I hate that darn captcha thingy. Oy!

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  10. CAPTCHA is the bane of blogging! I starting using a CAPTCHA bypass broswer extension program just so I would have to read them again. Its awesome, just fills the box in for me with no effort required. I think there are a few around but I use RUMOLA as it seems to be the most reliable. Google it and give it a go! Not gonna post a link because we all know thats what spam bots do :D

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