Monday, November 5, 2012

I am not a robot

Dear bloggers,

Please stop it with the stupid "type these words to show you're not a robot" thing if you already have comment approval set for your blog.  If you have to give approval for it to be published anyway, you are going to be able to see if it is a robot or spammer or whatever.  (And a friend of mine says they can be encouraging or hilarious sometimes.)  Rather than keeping robots from posting pointless spam in your comments section, what you are doing is making sure no one but the most persistent people out there ever comment on your blog.  All you do by adding the extra hoop is make sure most people who want to comment give up because they can't read the stupid words with their weak, human eyes.

A commenter who isn't always willing to try five times to get a comment to publish


  1. I could start telling you I found your blog very informative and "five stars" and post links to shady sites selling boots, pharmaceuticals, and mortgage refinancing...

    Would that help?