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Purpose of “CAPTCHA” — 15 Comments

  1. Wow, I had no idea, but now I know. I got a compliment on my coffee cup from a co-worker today and I pointed her to your blog and store…Such a pretty cup too.

  2. I hate it. I am to the point where if someone has their word verification activated, I don’t leave a comment. It slows me down tremondously. I do not turn mine on. In over 32,000 blog hits, I have received 2 spam comments. That’s all. Not worth harassing my readers..

  3. “Completely Automated Public Turing test to Tell Computers and Humans Apart”
    I can tell computers from Humans, mine NEVER nags me!

  4. I have had only one spam so far, in fact the only unpleasantness I’ve ever had was from people emailing me – which seems more likely – but I think some people have had some vindictive flaming, to be fair.

  5. Hi Bobbie, I am thrilled you like your cup!! SO thrilled! And thank you for sending your friend in my direction. And – how would any of each know these things if we don’t tell each other – that is what friends are for!

    Hi Julie, wow – 32,000 comments! I am very impressed! I do comment if I care passionately or if someone is important to me … but I understand the frustration. I share it.

    Hi Naragulah, my computer talks back at me!! So how is yours so compliant? I will go ask Irene that you are asking for her!

    Hi Sue, you are very welcome! Nice to see you!

    Hi Frances, thank you for coming by, Frances. Spam of any kind is obnoxious in my opinion! I guess the thing is … if someone is flaming, then they can do the captcha just fine … it only stops the automated spam – not vindictive flaming … but you have a good and valid point – thank you!!

    Thank you all!!
    ~ Diane Clancy

  6. True Diane, I hadn’t thought of that, I guess I was giving paranoia the benefit of the doubt! I think some people have it on so that you have to be signed in to comment? maybe they think it gives them more control. Your explanation may help them to understand it won’t make a difference. I know some people do even vet the messages before they are published.

  7. Hi Frances, I think your idea of people wanting more control is probably right on the mark! Even some big name blogs do have your comment sequestered until they get a chance to check it out. It is more fun to see my comment right away, but I prefer that to captcha myself – at least it doesn’t add a layer I have to do.

    I think we all deserve the benefit of the doubt. Actually, here you do need to put a name and address … most blogs seem to need something. Like Blogger you have to be signed in to some google account – I think. At least it accepts my google account as a sign-in.

    I like that though – paranoia the benefit of the doubt – almost poetic! Thank you for continuing this topic … I think it is tricky when talking about people’s preferences … and then how they interface with others.

    Thank you!
    ~ Diane Clancy

  8. Do you remember one of the first advices you gave me? It was about the captcha and I removed it…I hate it when I get human spam, if this is what’s called. I click on the sender and I get a website. The strange thing is that the website is actually about a subject/theme I posted…Weird.

    The other thing I wanted to ask you was how come I have to fill in the captcha 2 or 3 times on the same blog?? It drives me crazy!!

    Thanks again for being our master tech guru!

  9. Hi Neda, you better believe I remember! I think that you have to fill in the CAPTCHA 2 or 3 times because you didn’t “read” it perfectly. I know I make lost of mistakes … an “i” for a “j” and such.

    And these links are so weird. I keep getting offers to link back and forth from a pet stain removal place. I am delighted you consider me your master tech guru!!

    ~ Diane Clancy

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