Saturday, February 18, 2012

Got Rid of Captcha

It got to be too much of a pain in the ass... the word verification used to be legible, even though posting involved a modicum of effort. Recently, though, the goddamn captcha became illegible and confusing (is it case sensitive? What about that half-assed punctuation?). I love your comments, hell, I even love anonymous "well-after-the-fact" comments! Just this week, I found a comment from an anonymous reader which taught me what a nyckelharpa is! GIVE ME YOUR COMMENTS!!!

There's a downside, I had to delete three spam comments, but that's a small price to pay to make commenting easier for my dear, dear readers. Captcha says, "Please prove you're not a robot", but I say, "Fuck that! Bring on the robots, especially if they're sexy."

Yeah, I know I link to that video a lot, but it never gets old. Until this week, I wasn't aware that there was a performance video of the group, with the added bonus of some theremin noodling:





When I was a kid, the robots weren't nearly as sexy:





For the record, I prefer the later version of The Robots from "The Mix" compilation.

10 comments:

wiley said...

I'm gonna try it out.

wiley said...

BOOM! Much better. Sure is quiet around the intertubes. Do people really "go out" on Saturday nights?

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Captcha is fascist, anyways.
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zombie rotten mcdonald said...

You don't find Kraftwerk to be sexy?

Huh. Maybe I'm hanging out in the wrong places.

zencomix said...

Yeah, I'm not sure why they changed it. The old way worked fine for me. I wasn't getting swamped with spam, and now I'm wondering how much I'll get if I turn of the WV.

Substance McGravitas said...

I've had twelve in the spam-trap, none in regular comments.

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Sure is quiet around the intertubes. Do people really "go out" on Saturday nights?

I typically work on Saturday nights, but that doesn't preclude grabbing a beer after work (last call is 4AM here in New York State).

Captcha is fascist, anyways.

Didn't Doughbob write a book about that?

You don't find Kraftwerk to be sexy?

Florian does have an enticingly large forehead... I meant that the robots back in the 70's were merely robots, they weren't sexy robots, like those newfangled ones are.

Yeah, I'm not sure why they changed it. The old way worked fine for me. I wasn't getting swamped with spam, and now I'm wondering how much I'll get if I turn of the WV.

Yeah, "upgrades" are supposed to be improvements!

I've had twelve in the spam-trap, none in regular comments.

I think I need to build a Spam trap- think of all that free delicious pork product just waiting to be snared!

wiley said...

So, it looks like captcha may be going extinct. Electronic lives are short, indeed.

Von said...

Awesome awesome awesome.
I'm going to turn mine off tooooooo

Aunt Snow said...

someone - it might have been Thunder - gave me some great advise about this. Allow unrestricted comments except go into your Settings and under comments, scroll down and find comment moderation - there's a choice to apply moderation only to comments X number of days old.

It prompts you to moderate anything than comes in to old posts - most will be spam - which you can delete as you please. I don't get much spam in brand new posts.