Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Comments Moderation

I switched over to Blogger in 2010 because the hand-made blog I had painstakingly built over the years was becoming obsolete due to the fact the comments system I was using was switching over to something that my brain could no longer comprehend. I figured jumping through flaming red hoops so people could give me feedback was stupid. Blogger equalled easy. Someday I'll put my own domain on this so my URL isn't stupid long and stupid stupid, but in the meantime, it suffices.

I noticed over time that no one was commenting anymore. I would get 50-80 visits a day, from all over the place, and no one said anything. People used to comment. Then... nada, zilcho, nuttin.

Angelalalalalalalalaaaa said that the Captcha on the comments was hard to read, and sometimes impossible to get past. So... I made a couple of changes.

I got rid of the captcha, and turned on comments moderation.

Turns out, a lot of people are commenting on my blog and they're all spammers. Stupid mothereffing spammers. And perhaps 45 of the 50 visitors a day are really just bots finding my blog, and the captcha was stopping their stupid crap from coming on board. Now I see.

So. I don't even know why I should even bother with comments anymore.

I feel like a voice in the wilderness.


  1. Anonymous8:33 PM

    Im still here -- bree

  2. Anonymous11:50 AM

    I agree, I have tried to comment numerous times and couldn't get my words through. Either the captcha or it would just hang up when I submitted them. Lets hope this goes through and I can once again comment!!

  3. allycatt6:47 AM

    I think that the CAPTCHA was brokn before. I stumbled here a while ago and just couldn't get past it. I am using CPATCH bypass software called RUMOLA which reads and fills CAPTCHAs in for me so I think it really should have worked because I haven't had any problems before. Lets see if this one goes through :)

  4. thanks bree and CC, and allycatt -- it worked. thanks for leaving your mark. i'll look up rumola and see what it does. i haven't had problems reading them (i've used the audio option a couple times) but i an understand how people would. ally- are you von Deutschland?