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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

SPAM SHAM? Paranoia Reigns!

OK folks...I am going to show a little bit of my "techie ignorance" here...I'm not sure what you call it but I am posting today on that little box that pops up when you write a comment on a blog or web site and it requires you to decifer some completely UNREADABLE gibberish to protect the site from SPAM.

Now I totally understand that spam is a huge hassle for some sites but I'll be honest...I have ended up not leaving comments because the different choices offered after several attempts to read them are unreadable to me. There are blogs that I love, some of my very favorites that I won't even try to comment because of the difficulty of those pesky devices on their sites. It seems some are much more difficult to do then others so perhaps there are difficulty settings that can be adjusted...Now maybe this is a "ME" problem and I'm just incompetent...and perhaps that it is it but I'm sorry, I hate the things. I wish folks would get rid of them because they are ridiculously difficult and I'm not sure they are even really necessary.

What baffles me the most about the need for these things is this...I've had Shell Shock up for well over 2 years, 1235 posts and I have not received ONE bit of spam on my comments...not a one. So are people really getting bombarded with SPAM causing them to do something about it or is this just a preventive (perhaps totally unnecessary?!) measure and the author thinks they HAVE to have it? I wonder if folks aren't getting too cute and psyching themselves out about this, letting their imaginations carry them away?

Anyhow...I can't stand the bloody devices and now you all know my position on the matter though i suspect you'll hardly care, haha!

(Thanks to Mad Magazine for the Spy vs Spy Characters Pic)


  1. Haha! I am not a fan of those either, but agree they help! Bottom line is, I post comments regardless of the Cachapa (spelling?), because I am always up for the mental challenge of trying to figure out those codes. Scorpio in me, I guess. ;)

    1. Christine, I typically like a challenge so I'm not quite sure why I don't embrace that one...but I think part of it is my eyesight and I need new reading glasses, so perhaps that will help