Wednesday, April 26, 2006

My Apologies

I just wanted you all to know that I have resisted as long as possible. I gave it a valiant effort. I fought the good fight. I waged a battle, but lost the war. That's right, dear internet, I'm giving up the ghost. Kicking the cat. (All other analogies have just fled my mind, presumably in order to protect your sensitive eyes.)

I am turning on shudder, word verification. I tried my best to resist, but in the end, it was just too much. Those anonymous bastards are just too insidious. So far I have been offered scholarships, loans, mortgages and degrees on line. My personal favorite though, was from a dear guy named Yurity who offered to tell me the location of free porn on line. How thoughtful. And let's face it, it's been a lonely week; if I thought I could blog and personally massage myself without somehow harming myself or my precious computer, I probably would. However, seeing how I forgot to stand in line when they were passing out the coordination and ambidextrous talents when I was little, I had to pass on his charitable offer.

So don't hate me because I am asking you all to type and then retype the freaky little letters Blogger puts forth to protect us bloggy folk from unwanted spammers like Yurity. I'm doing it for you too. Because if any more of those dastardly porn offers float my way, there is no telling who is going to get hurt. Me - or my husband. Who will want to know why his wife suddenly finds blogging so stimulating.


Blogger Fidget said...

if you find that verification cuts into your comments count you can switch to moderating comments, you'll still get the spam, but you can delete it before it ever hits your blog. I'll still love you even when I am cursing at blogger for not accepting my word verification that i've typed in 30 times

9:40 a.m.  
Blogger craziequeen said...

I'll happily type in 'gndgqwj' to save you from being over stimulated, sweetheart! :-)

I don't like CM - because I like to see my comments 'land' in your comments box with a bump!



10:39 a.m.  
Anonymous Kristen said...

oh dmaoiudfodjfoadnfsdd


11:18 a.m.  
Blogger It's okay, Sweetie said...

I don't quite know how this thing works. I just let my 3 yr old type the letters. She's the only one who can decipher it anyway.

11:23 a.m.  
Blogger MrsFortune said...

Meh, I don't thik it's a big deal. I'll still read and comment as much as I always have! I find it amusing (the word verification). I turned mine on after I got one spam comment, so you're a better woman than I.

5:36 p.m.  
Anonymous jess said...

no! please means i can't comment and drink beer at the same time!

10:20 p.m.  
Blogger Abandoned in Pasadena said...

I had to turn my word verification back on too because of those spammers trying to sell me pet products. I wasn't lucky enough to hear from nerd or yerd.

I'll just be here longer now, trying to figure out what those crooked letters are.

9:23 p.m.  
Anonymous Izzy said...

As much as I loathe word verification, I totally understand. The porn and scholarhips guys used to stalk me when I was on Blogger, too. Bastards...

11:39 p.m.  
Blogger Carmi said...

Fidget speaks wisely: moderation without word verification allows you to cut out the spammers without inconveniencing visitors.

I used to have verification activated on my site. But I killed it after Blogger introduced moderation. It's a bit more work for me - since I have to manually kill the comment spam - but it keeps visitors happier.

6:31 p.m.  
Blogger Carmi said...

Of course, that having been said, allow me to clarify: I'll read and comment here no matter what features you turn on or off. Your words compel. No spammer can ever change that.

A pox on those doofii for their annoyances.

6:32 p.m.  

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