July 10, 2010

Word Verification is Going "On" - Sorry!


That's it. I'm too tired to deal with it anymore. I've reached the end of my limit with Chinese spammers.  I moderate comments and limit them to registered bloggers. I report the offenders to Blogger. However, the naughty spam still gets through. As much as I hate the dreaded word verification step for posting comments, I have now put the setting on this blog.  I am sorry, my dear readers.

14 comments:

  1. Oh goodness - well, I hate that you've been getting spammers! But, I don't mind at all word verification.

    Now, if I say THIS - I'll probably get them too, but I've never had even one! Don't know what the difference is. Have a wonderful day, Donna. ((hugs))

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  2. I'm so sorry that you are being plagued by these people, if one can call them that. There's nothing I despise much more than a spammer so I understand that you must take steps to stop it. Actually, I've been having trouble everywhere trying to comment these days. I think I've commented, but it flies off and is never seen again.

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  3. I had to do the same thing, but it did stop them!

    Don't worry I won't let word verification stop me from commenting! LOL!

    Have a great weekend.
    Kim

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  4. you hate me don't you? it's bad enough that i can never even proof read what i write here -- i know there are ways that i could - but i always 'forget ' or i'm in too much of a hurry -- i hit post , before i think. ugh.
    but now this? you do realize that i'm blind as a bat don't you?
    but, hey, i shall try. i do have a few folks that i suffer through the word verification for. but i only try twice. if i am too blind to get it right after two attempts i am forced to move on without a comment. i get too frustrated.

    anyhow-- ya gotta do what ya gotta do. i get those stupid chinese things all the time too. i have no idea why - or what they're about. most of the time i just delete em. sometimes i leave em, for entertainments sake :))

    anyways -- i hope you have a good weekend - :))

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  5. haha i got to proofread it -- but still couldn't add or change it :)) good enough for me though -

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  6. So sorry you seem to be being targeted. And you're probably too tired of this, to wonder why. But... Have you Net-done anything recently, which coincided with the beginning of this spam-ing? Seems something triggered it. But what??????

    Also, I have read that Word Ver. does NOT stop a lot of these. Don't remember the 'why' of this but... Some lady who was being thus spammed, said so. -sigh-

    It's so not fair! We are just nice people, having some blogging joy. It's not fair, that these creeps can invade, like this!!!!!! Courage!

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  7. I've gotten a few of those myself...what the heck??? Crazy Chinese. Don't blame you a bit! And I don't really mind. You gotta do what you gotta do!

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  8. Absolutely forgiven, I too get those weird Chinese comments.

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  9. No worries, luv. You're worth it.

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  10. totaly understand and it won't keep me from putting my two cents worth in!!

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  11. Don't worry about it. Most blogs I visit have word verification now. I've never had any Chinese comments... is there a translator for them so you can tell what their comment is? Anyway, I'll still keep commenting! :)

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  12. Don't feel bad. As much as I always hated word verification I realized the need for it when I was getting the chinese spam. At least it did put an end to it.

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  13. sounds like a good idea Donna...Most sites are using it now..so you aren't alone. I don't mind a bit.

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  14. Thank you so much for your sweet comment on my post of today.

    And what you said about the [big] number of "Followers," vs. the [much fewer] number of faithful Commenters... I agree and don't "Do Followers Button," any more.

    I know I have "Followed" blogs, to be nice, and then did not continue to follow some. And so, I just don't have that Button on my sidebar any more. Nor do I click that Button, on other's blogs, any more. To me, it means nothing.

    I have the comments, which I get. And have Site Meter, to see how many people actually Visit daily. If I want to check it, that is.

    If I get "down" sometimes, at the few number of Comments I get... I can go check Site Meter, and be *reassured.* ,-) That even though few Comment, many more do Visit.

    I do not understand them... the Lurkers. Most of the time, at least. I admit I do Lurk on some blogs, but for what I feel, are my own valid reasons. I suppose this will make me re-think theses so-called-valid-reasons for it, which I have. And if they are invalid, I will rectify the situation.

    Thank you for joining in this discussion!

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Marty, here! Donna loves comments, and I faithfully pass them on to her. Thank you so much for visiting!