Dagnabbit-- a phrase coined by the cartoon character, Elmer Fudd, when referring to Bugs Bunny (Dang rabbit) is the word I use to identify my online nemesis, namely Captcha.
Captcha or word verification is something websites use to cull out the spam from the real comments. I guess it serves a purpose but lately I am beginning to think that it also leaves some of my comments out in the cold.
For some odd reason I just can’t seem to get a captcha phrase that I can actually decipher. When I try to comment, the made up word is a mangled mess and I have to guess. I’ve never been good at guessing games, so I get a message that basically tells me…”if at first you don’t succeed, try, try again”, with emphasis on the try, try.
Sometimes I give up. Sometimes the tenacious side of me takes over and I keep trying or hitting the little squiggle that tosses out another mixed up word.
Just to clarify I don’t want to put anyone through this, so I have disabled captcha on my blogs.
Downside: I get a ton of anonymous comments. And lately these spammers have really picked up the tempo and I’ve seriously contemplated re-instating captcha. Don’t fret, it was just a passing thought, I’m having too much fun deleting these comments en masse. It’s simple. Blogger captures, I delete.
For the benefit of these robotic spammers:
You are wasting your time I don’t buy drugs online or otherwise
Your ridiculous attempts at flattery fall on deaf ears
Your poor grammar in these fake comments just make me laugh…I thought robots were smart!
Don’t make up a name to get past the spam filter, I still catch you and delightfully – DELETE!
Now, lets just see how smart these robots really are. I’ll let you all know if I get any spam comments on this post!!!
Update: As of December 19th, I have had three anonymous comments on this post. To the robots responsible, I really don't care if your brother directed you to this blog, or that my information is just what you are looking for. To everyone else, welcome and stick around for a while. Pull up a chair and set a spell :-)