Monday, August 29, 2005

Word Verification Thingee for Comments

Okay. I've been hit with spam bots since I posted about Hurricane Katrina - I think it has something to do with all the Technorati and/or Google searching for the hurricane.

I've turned on that "word verification" thing in Blogger to hopefully kill them off.


Jim (Progressive Right) said...


Jim (Progressive Right) said...

Ok. That works.

Jim (Progressive Right) said...

Now I'm spamming my own blog. :)

Jack's Newswatch said...

I did the same thing a couple of days ago. I got rid of the spammers but somehow, along the way, I got rid of everyone else.


I removed the commenting from my blog. I didn't serve any useful purpose anyway.

Jack's Newswatch said...

"it" din't serve any useful purpose anyway.


Jack's Newswatch said...

"Computer -- it doesn't spell worth a damn!"

Jim (Progressive Right) said...

Well, I know when I go to a blog that doesn't offer comments (not yours in particular), and I read a particularly compelling post and I feel like I need to vent / rant / comment /congratulate directly, as it seems the most likely route to get a comment to the poster, I get all "pouty" when I don't see the comments available.

Similarly, I encourage people to VRCC (tm) directly with me as well - all comments are emailed directly to me.

The alternate, I suppose, is to create a post directly talking about that post and hoping the comment gets noticed.