I know you all have seen the “captcha” box that pops up on some blogs to make you verify that you aren’t a spammer-robot. I have gone back and forth on keeping this on my blog and I’ve got different reasons for the yo-yo’ing.
I hate making my friends do the captcha thing, but without it, I get TONS of spam comments
If I allow anonymous comments then my non-blog friends can comment without creating a profile
Most of you HATE the captcha
Most of you HATE spam
This basically leaves me where we are today and I may change my mind after you all comment but I had to point out a funny comment I got the other day that shows that spammers will get around just about anything to post to your blog.
I recently opened my email to read this, seemingly really nice comment:
“Anonymous has left a new comment on your post “Cystic Fibrosis Cycle for Life”:
I’m really impressed with your writing skills and also with
the layout on your blog. Is this a paid theme or did you modify it
yourself? Either way keep up the excellent quality writing, it’s rare
to see a great blog like this one nowadays.”
Aw. How nice right? So, I scroll down and read:
“My blog post; Penis Enlargement Bible Review (http://Penis-Enlargement-Bible-Reviews.blogspot.com/)”
First of all, DO NOT GO TO THAT SITE. Not that I did, but it’s more than likely spam or a virus or just something that may make you blind yourself on purpose. Second of all, W T F is a “penis enlargement bible review?” I just about died when I read that and of course had to forward it to some friends. I cannot make that crap up.
The other funny blog stuff, is that when I go to see what search topics have brought people to my little blog here. While the term “discombobulated running” is the most searched, it’s followed (not closely, thank God) by “kool aid man,” “pimps and hoes,” and “unicorns and rainbows.”