Sunday, August 26, 2012


Those who've been at this blog business for a while are no doubt familiar with the "anti-bot" concept as illustrated above.

A couple of days ago, over at Buck's place, blog-buddy Buck was up in arms about this eye watering torture that some bloggers subject their commenters to. While reading that post I said to myself, "Oh yeah, I HATE that crap!"

Then what do I see today in a comment to a recent post? On my very own blog. This:

"THREE attempts at word verification. Just sayin'."

My first reaction was, of course, "Say what?"

Oh no, have I been inflicting this on my commenters?

So I go to my blog and attempt to comment as "Anonymous", and sure enough the frickin' eye chart pops up.

Damn! How do I turn that sh!t off?

So I log in, find the offending setting and promptly disable it. A retest revealed no eye chart popping up.


My sincerest apologies, regrets, etc., etc. to those of you who in the past may have wanted to comment but couldn't get past that crap above.

Mea maxima culpa.

I am mortified.

Now the gates have been flung wide to all and sundry.

Hopefully no "bots" wander in off the streets.

I'll take that chance.

Stay thirsty my friends...


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    1. Imagine my chagrin at realizing I had that crap turned on. I thank you Buck for leading me to that discovery.

      (Just glad that I hadn't chimed in over at your place with some snide remark regarding those who have that stuff turned on. Really glad I restrained myself that day!)

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    1. No problem, just wished I'd pulled my head out of my "you know what" a few months ago.

      I still can't believe I inflicted this on y'all.



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