Friday, August 19, 2005

Blogger Adds Word Verification

Bless Google's little heart because they keep on finding ways to improve Blogger. We now have the option of adding word verification to our comments. This means that anyone who wishes to comment must copy a random string of letters. It may cut down somewhat on spammers. I am going to give it a try. I have re-enabled Anonymous comments and enabled Word Verification. If I don't like the results, I can always change my mind — again!


Two things:

  1. If you don't know what I'm talking about, just try to comment on this blog, and you'll soon get the idea.

  2. I have also found a freeware program called Wink, which you can obtain at the Wink homepage. Wink enables you to easily construct a movie of what's occurring on your screen. Click here to view the little movie I have made a showing How to Enable Word Verification. Once again, check out this freeware at the Wink homepage.

    The caveat is that you must have space on the Internet to house the movie.

    You should also know that people must have Flash enabled in order to play it, but I don't think that this is a problem for the overwhelming majority of folk.

 

12 comments:

Gina said...

Hmmmm, they just might be on to something there. I'm wondering, though, if it will discourage people from making comments? It seems pretty simple, though...

swamp4me said...

I was having a little trouble with spammers myself. Seems to have slacked off somewhat though.

Dale said...

Brilliant idea! I'm always excited to see new comments on my blog, only to suffer disappointment when the comments are spam. Maybe I'll give it a try.

Dale said...

Wow. That was simple.

PBS said...

Hmmm, this would be great if it would block those annoying spammers.

Wash Lady said...

You mean you don't like those comments that give you ways to increa$e your penis $!ze?

Sue said...

Sounds a good idea. Can this word verification be enabled just for anonymous commenters, I wonder? Those are the ones most likely to include spam.

Keith, RN said...

Funny, but I have yet to receive any spam-like blog comments. Should I knock on wood?

Lora said...

Thanks for mentioning it, I hadn't discovered that option yet.

kathy said...

LOL @ wash Ladys comment! that woman is Funny :-D

I will give this word Verification a turn on. Arr!

Killer said...

Hey thanks for the tip on that wink movie thing. I think I'll give it a shot. Cool!

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