Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Announcement: I'm Sick Of Spam!

I've turned on Blogger's "Word Verification" because I'm spending too much time deleting spam in the comments sections. Sorry for any inconvenience to real commenters here.

22 Comments:

At 11/02/2005 8:29 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

No problemo. I'm still trying to figure out why it rejects about 50% of my attempts to reproduce the correct letters... but I consider that a problem that one day I might actually solve! ;-)

-FJ

 
At 11/02/2005 8:54 AM, Blogger G_in_AL said...

AOW, switch over to haloscan... it is free, and they have an auto-install option on their site. I have not gotten a single bit of spam since.

 
At 11/02/2005 8:59 AM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

G,
I plan to switch to Haloscan, provided I don't lose comments to previous articles. For now, the switch will have to wait until Christmas break, when I hope to have time to tweak my blog.

 
At 11/02/2005 9:00 AM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

FJ,
I, too, have to type in the verification--usually more than once.

 
At 11/02/2005 9:01 AM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

FJ,
And...YOU are one of the commenters I specifically do not want to discourage. Thanks!

 
At 11/02/2005 12:48 PM, Blogger Bassizzzt said...

Actually, I'm glad you're doing the word verification bit. I don't mind at all typing in those letters, makes me all the more flexible with the keyboard.

 
At 11/02/2005 1:22 PM, Blogger samwich said...

Now you get to see who likes you enough to stick around.
See ya around......S

 
At 11/02/2005 2:52 PM, Blogger American Crusader said...

if I did that I would lose all my commentators..lmao

 
At 11/02/2005 3:23 PM, Blogger Esther said...

Can't blame you at all. Spam is hell!

 
At 11/02/2005 4:02 PM, Blogger David Schantz said...

I turned it on too. No problem. The only time I've had to type the word in twicw is at my own site!?.

God Bless America, God Save The Republic.

 
At 11/02/2005 4:57 PM, Anonymous Felis said...

I see no problem with that.
Most of the blogs which I visit have this feature on.
Take care.

 
At 11/02/2005 6:33 PM, Blogger LASunsett said...

I am thinking about haloscan for trackback purposes. Any thoughts, anyone?

 
At 11/02/2005 7:01 PM, Blogger Raven said...

I'm sick of spam too...it's annoying!

 
At 11/02/2005 7:54 PM, Blogger Mustang said...

LA . . . Haloscan be good.

 
At 11/02/2005 11:14 PM, Blogger Mr. Beamish the Instablepundit said...

Haloscan is good, unless your commenters like to use more than 1000 characters per post. Haloscan made me the short tempered to-the-point poster I am today.

hehe.

I too have to type the word verification letter combos twice sometimes. But I blame the combination of blurry vision and the crazy crunching of similar letters together. Like vvijelder could really be wijebler.

Or something. I digress.

 
At 11/03/2005 4:51 AM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Crusader,
I wouldn't leave! What you have to say is too important, and if I have any input, I've simply got to enter it.

 
At 11/03/2005 4:52 AM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Beamish,
But your digressions make me smile.

And sometimes the letter combinations of "Word Verifictation" are synchronistic.

 
At 11/03/2005 4:56 AM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Too all commenters,
"Word Verification" will stay for a while, but I may switch to Haloscan during Christmas break if I find time to tweak my site.

A word of advice here: Copy whatever you've said in case the delay in posting your comment, particularly if a lengthy one, gets "lost" when you try to post. At other sites, I've lost about a dozen lengthy comments to the ozone!

 
At 11/03/2005 6:38 AM, Blogger samwich said...

Hello hello AOW, Like Mr Tooth Decay I came back. It was me who taught him all about persistence.
S....for stubborn

 
At 11/03/2005 6:43 AM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Hey, Stubborn, glad to have you back!

 
At 11/03/2005 10:57 AM, Blogger Gindy said...

Although the verification does prevent a lot of the spam they are still finding ways to leave comments. But, in much less numbers.

 
At 11/03/2005 8:51 PM, Anonymous elmers brother said...

AOW,

I agree with the previous post. What you have to say is important, I got no problem. Keep on keeping on.

 

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