A sign of the times I'm afraid, we are all bombarded with spam these days and the old CAPCHA was probably too easy: sophisticated bots could do it automatically by OCR.I'm very familiar with that new one and I almost always get it right first time now, but occasionally it can be difficult - fortunately it does give you a 'Refresh' button to obtain a new pair. You can also ask for an Audio version instead.
I have you thought of integrating disqus comments in here instead of the standard google one?http://disqus.com
Thanks GeoffC, But is there any need to make some of them so hard to read. I had 3 goes at one comment today.
Tookie. No, i had never heard of it until now. I will have a look when i get a chance. Thanks.
Oh God. I blooming well HATE that style of word recognition thing: I hardly EVER get it right.Blogger seem too be doing everything possible to p*ss us off: All my comment time stamps are completely wrong and have been for a few weeks now and it is still not resolved.Thanks for the heads up AlanAlan
I am not kidding - It just took me seven or eight goes to publish that comment. This is STUPID!
The issue I have with Blogger is the photo uploading which today seemed to take FOREVER and EVER.......surely it shouldn't be that difficult?The word recognition things? I never get it right first time and then seem to go round and round in circles before it 'takes' my comment.Let's hope this one is ok - I'm not sure I'll remember what I wrote........right, here goes.....
The only way to make it hard for OCR-equipped bots is to make it fairly hard for humans too. A pain to be sure.As I say it does get a lot easier with practice, I've done hundreds of this particular CAPCHA and very rarely fail on the first attempt now.
GeoffC,They can have 6 passwords for all i care as long as i can read them, which i don't seem to be able to do.I suppose it also depends on what screen size you use as well sometimes.I am now purposely getting it wrong so that the next group i am given i might find it easier to read.There has to be a better way.
Al, Was that STUPID you put! I couldn't quite read it.
Hi Laura,I doubt that upload speed will have anything to do with blogger but the frustrating bl--dy word thing is doing my head in.
Indeed there are easier ways. Some now ask a trivial question that any human can answer but bots can't (for English-speaking readers that is).Incidentally you don't have to get it wrong deliberately to get a new pair of words, just click the 'Refresh' icon next to the box.
Thanks Geoffc, I will use that in future instead of banging the table, and see how it goes.
I have had to book an appointment with the optician to sort this one out. Are Google sponsored by Boots in their 'Blogger' department, I wonder?
Hi Martin,The trouble is that the developers are probably all in the 20’s and havn’t yet had a need for glasses.No pun intended but, they need to have another LooK at it.
I need about 4 attempts to get these correct! I'm just about to try again on this one too!!
Hi Gibson,I have found one way of increasing the odds on getting it right.When i have completed my comment i make the page bigger so that i can read the 2 words better.It doesn't work every time but it has worked most times.
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