Word Verification and a Coupon Code

Saturday, September 15, 2012
Hi Everyone,

About the middle of yesterday I decided to turn off word verification for comments. I had turned it on because I was getting spam and with the 100-200 legitimate emails I get a day I didn't need more with spam from comments. I had complatins that people don't like doing word verification so I took a chance and removed it. Well I have already had about 50 spam comments since I stopped. I am turning it back on. Some of them aren't even ugly spam... but I am still not going to deal with it. If you look at yesterdays post you can see the one I left active there. Trying disabling anonymous comments and seeingouw that goes. Thanks for the tip Katy.

Having a little sale becuase my husband says it is time for us to be able to pass through the hallways again :) the coupon code is PASSTIME15 and it is 15% off.
18 comments on "Word Verification and a Coupon Code"
  1. Hi Jewel, I was one that complained and I apologize for the inconvenience it caused you. I do understand and it is my own old eyes that are causing me grief so I shouldn't pass it on to you, Please forgive me for my complaint. I guess I'm just a big baby. Thyme to put on my big girl pants and get some new glasses I guess. heheh. sorry...

  2. Heheh, it only took me three tries this time.

  3. Ah, well I do hate them because being dyslexic they're extremely hard to read and type in, it often takes about 5 attempts to get it right, but if you disable Anonymous comments then it should work okay. I didn't complain though lol

    Thanks for the code anyway :o)

  4. I can see now why it would be so important to have that turned on. Normally, it's just a pain to do the word thingy, but this past week, it just absolutely, steadfastly refused to accept anything I wrote. I don't know if there was something wrong with they system, blogspot or what... but hopefully it's fixed by now.

  5. Oh thank goodness, I really hate that word verification thingy! I hope everyone gets the hint and will get rid of it as for the visually challenged it is NO FUN!

  6. Thank you husband for us all! Sale code - WOOT!

  7. The word verification has gotten dreadful lately. I often will try once or twice and then just give up.

  8. I did the same thing and got a couple of complaints...I started marking every spam email as spam and they have definitely slowed. Thanks for the code.

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  10. Turning off anonymous comments should help a lot with spam and still allow you to not have to use word verification. I can imagine the headache you probably had after yesterday!

  11. And even now as I am typing this I see that there is a spam comment just above my last one. Really if the spam continues to be an issue, just turn word verification back on. I know lots of folks might not be excited about that, but this is your blog and you need to do what works for you!

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  13. You work hard enough as a small business owner, it's a real shame that spammers have to dilute our enjoyment of your fabric loveliness. Thanks for the code .

  14. I hope not allowing anonymous comments helps. I have not used WV in a couple of years, but then again I don't have a business.

  15. I don't see a spam comment in YESTERDAY's but I do see one from Peter Whiteson today. ARRRGH. I don't know if I complained or not, but I do have trouble with word verification.

  16. Unfortunately even with anonymous comments disabled you'll still get spam; half the comments on my blog are spam, generally on old posts and they're not anonymous. Normally a business of dubious nature, occasionally links to blogs on KFC of all things. As a result I went back to the really annoying word verification.

  17. I certainly can feel your pain about the spam - I don't have word verification on my blog, but I get 20-30 spam comments each day. Fortunately, blogger catches most of them, but it's still annoying to see them show up in my e-mail. Do whatever you have to do for yourself - your time is valuable!

  18. Bonnie Hunter's blog just had something about word verification and stopping spam. I don't have a link but she gets lots of comments and no problems. I think she posted it this week or last week, very information...it may help you :)


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