Thursday, January 22, 2009

I'm sorry to have to do this but...

I do not like word verification on blog posts.

It slows me down when I'm leaving a comment. Half the time I don't type in the correct set of letters. And the other half of the time I can't even figure out what the letters are supposed to be because they are so distorted.

But today I'm going to have to turn it on because in the span of 6 minutes I got 15 spam comments on old posts.

Imagine my excitement when I opened my email and realized I had 15 comments on my posts.

Imagine my disappointment when I realized they were spam.

So word verification will be turned on for now. I'll turn it off as soon as I can.

In the meantime, I'm off to dream of the day when I will get 15 real comments in 6 minutes.

post signature

26 comments:

Oh Boy...Oh Boy...Oh Boy said...

Sorry about the spam!

Oh Boy...Oh Boy...Oh Boy said...

but i'm so used to the pita word verification i don't mind

Oh Boy...Oh Boy...Oh Boy said...

just think of this way, you must be important somewhere to be popping up to be spam worthy...i don't get spam comments :)

Oh Boy...Oh Boy...Oh Boy said...

have you figured out that I'm trying to get you 6 comments in a matter of minutes?

Annikke said...

Not a problem. I understand!! But I wanna know how you even get spam comments... I don't get those. You are SO IMPORTANT!!! :o)

Oh Boy...Oh Boy...Oh Boy said...

ok, so it's probably not at all the same as getting 6 legit comments from 6 readers, but hey I try!

Oh Boy...Oh Boy...Oh Boy said...

hope I at least brought a little smile to your day!

Debbie said...

I hate word verification too. Mostly because I am too stupid to ever get it right. Let's see how I do today.

Jill (Sneaky Momma) said...

That stinks. That's why mine's set to word verification, too.

Jaina said...

Spam sucks. I hope it goes away quickly!

eetomost said...

i would do anything for like 1 a day on mine:) sometimes it's so lonely over at my blog:(

but thanks for your comments, I appreciate them very much!

Leigh-nC

He And Me + 3 said...

Lisa was cracking me up with all her comments. I got some spam comments too...they must be out in full force this month. LOL
Not a problem.

Alicia, The Snowflake said...

That is frustrating! I don't like the word verification, either. But I have had to do that in the past. I hope it doesn't happen again!

Andrea said...

You get more comments than anyone I know of!!! : )

Chris said...

Oh cool! I get to be #15!! :)

Have a great day! :)

Denise said...

Sorry sweetie.

rhemashope said...

"Oh boy oh boy" is cracking me up. I don't mind the word verification. I'm always looking for a cool one or some subliminal message... or I try to pretend like it's a word scramble game. =)
My word verification today: ersess. Not too exciting.

Lee and Beth said...

Ugh. Yeah. I hate the word verification,too. But we had the same problem. Every time we would post a new blog, we would get a "comment" from someone leaving a link to a site that would put a virus on our computer (or any of our friend's computers) if they were to click on the link. So had to do the verification. But, no more "bad" comments ever since.

MamaGeek @ Works For Us said...

I feel ya Beth. I toggle between turning captcha on and off too. Besides getting comment spammed I get e-mail spammed with my blog e-mail address and it drives me NUTS! okay, MORE NUTS. :)

Mari said...

I hate verification too, for the same reasons you do, but I understand. Bummer!

jaime said...

maybe i should turn mine off so i can actually get some comments! LOL!

Aimee said...

Oh man! That's like salt in the comment lover's wound. I don't like the word ver. either, but I know it's for a good cause.

Besides, I usually get letters that spell weird words. Today I got "splega" -- doesn't that sound like a tropical disease?

"I'm sorry, Mr. Smith, but I'm afraid it's a bad case of Splega."

Maybe I'm just weird . . .

Angie @ KEEP BELIEVING said...

Oh Boy has me giggling.

Necessary evils. I wonder what happens to start spamments. I have only had 2 ever. knock on wood.

Rebekah said...

Spam stinks.

Mommy Cracked said...

It''s a necessary evil sometimes.

Brittany said...

Spam stinks.