Got rid of the CAPTCHA?

Dear readers, please verify:

I think I found the setting to turn off the horrible CAPTCHA (that code you have to type in from the unreadable image to prove you’re not a spambot).

Please verify that you’re not seeing it.

I swear the next post will actually have something to do with my legacy.


BTW: Thanks for brainstorming with me guys. The newly tweaked story is now percolating in my brain. I think it’ll give me the stuff I want to play with while keeping the story one contiguous legacy.

0 thoughts on “Got rid of the CAPTCHA?

  1. That is awesome! πŸ™‚ Great idea! It will be much less torture to write comments now…
    And thank you sooo much for your previous post, that is really sweet!

  2. OK, so here's the secret so that you guys can return the favor:

    Settings->Posts and Comments->Show World Verification->NO!

    Amhranai, since I am pathetically ignorant of German, I can only assume that your Blogger translation will use something similar.

    I have a long rant on this subject. I have some small background in computer security, and it was actually the topic of my husband's PhD dissertation. There's almost always a tradeoff between security and usability, and it's particularly bad with CAPTCHA. It turns out that image recognition technology has been advancing to the point that the whole technique of posting a picture and assuming that only a human can read it is a failing technique. The only way to make CAPTCHAs work is to make the pictures more and more twisted until humans can't read them either.

    Blogger has made a VERY bad decision here. Sure, the CAPTCHA they're using probably does filter out most spambots. It also filters out a lot of real commentS because it makes people insane and they won't use it!

    I guess we'll see if we get much in the way of spam comments now, but nobody cares about these blogs except other simmers. I bet we won't, and if we do, I'm happy to turn on comment moderation.

  3. Got it, thanks πŸ™‚
    And wow, I actually never have thought that much about CAPTCHA – it has been incredibly annoying, but that was all. We will see what happens now. If something happens.

  4. Well… in studying terms, yes. But you have a child, so… πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰ Still I know what you mean.
    By the way – I had another look at the legacies you suggested. Although I now understood it, I didn't really like that Grim Reaping Legacy and I'm not quite sure about the Simmentary Legacy, either. I keep looking for new ones though, and am not even close to being done with your blogroll. πŸ˜‰

  5. Yay! Happy Dance! CAPTCHA has just been getting worse and worse. And probably just making smarter spambots that can out-human humans. Or, at least, this human.

  6. Yay no more captcha! I just asked my blogger friend how to get rid of that today, lol, but if I had just kept reading over here I would have fount it anyway. Lol! It's exciting to have such a chunk of Samples to catch up on. They're fun to read. πŸ™‚

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