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Going reCAPTCHA-less

I’m conducting an experiment. I’ve noticed that I don’t get very many comments here on ye old blog lately, even though my number of readers hasn’t dropped off and a fair number of people comment on the links to my blog postings that show up on my Facebook page. I also know that the reCAPTCHA plugin that I use to prevent spam, which requires the commenter type in some words (or at least some combination of letters & numbers) has been giving more and more ridiculously difficult to decipher items1:

word verification wtf

So I’ve disabled my reCAPTCHA to see if (a) it encourages you to comment and (b) if I become completely overrun with spam.

I’ll keep you posted as to how it goes!

  1. Just ask Cath! []

9 Responses to Going reCAPTCHA-less

  1. Yay, I avoid captcha like Lindsey Lohan avoids sobriety

  2. Rick says:

    I can post again!!!!!!

  3. Lynn Griffin says:

    HA – figured it was age catching up on me as I had a hard time seeing them.

  4. Dan says:

    Every time I tried to comment before, I’d enter the reCAPTCHA and my post would disappear. Why reCAPTCHA? WHY?

  5. heather says:

    So much easier!!

  6. Well, this is ironic.

    I’ve tried twice now to leave a comment consisting only of the kind of nonsensical things your Captcha system used to ask me to type, and neither comment has gone through – I think they must have triggered your spam filter!

  7. Beth says:

    Hilarious! They were in my spam box – further proof that my blog hates you.

    I like you, though, so I un-spammed them!

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