Friday, August 19, 2005

Anonymous comments are back on (for a trial run)

It would appear that I'm not the only Blogspot person who is getting spanked hard with blogspam. I have a funny feeling the Blogger folks have gotten a pile of cranky e-mails from users weary of getting random junk comments.

As of today, Blogger had introduced a "word verification" option on comments to stymie those crafty spam devils, and I've just activated it. I have no idea how well this will work, but I'm willing to give it a try. If I get slammed with spam again, the anonymous comments are gone immediamente.

Let the not-so-great experiment begin!

5 comments:

Carol S. said...

This is a test. This is only a test. If the anti-spam thing works we will return you to your regular comments. If not, the universe as we know it will dissolve. Have a good day!

naiah said...

leaving a comment just to see the word verification feature :P

Merujo said...

Hey, so far, so good! No spamus alabamus yet. :-)

Anonymous said...

This is a real person, leaving a real message for a really hilarious writer.

Did it work?

SJL

*At least the code I had to punch in wasn't all that goofed up - I have been known to "flunk" the authentication letters... now that is embarrassing.

Merujo said...

Reading you 5x5! :-)

Don't worry - I've flunked the code, too. Many times!