Monday, December 8, 2014

That Blogger (Bugger) Mess

I'm sure by now everyone has seen the mess on Blogger with the word verification!  I saw mine early this morning and went over to Blogger Help to find out what to do.  They did leave a reply to my question on why it was being so screwy but I swear I'd have to have a degree in computer technology to figure out what they were even saying!  If I could figure that out I would NOT have a blog - I'd be teaching a computer class instead!  They were talking about cookies and filters!  Now come on......cookies are to eat and the only filters I'm familiar with are coffee filters!!!

Thanks to some ladies in one my design team groups, here's the latest!  You can change the setting to "embedded" - however, you may get some spam comments.  (Spam comes in a can and you're suppose to eat it - however, I'm not a fan)  I personally don't want to have to deal with the spam either on my blog or in the can.   BUT, there's a way around all this.........when the word verification comes up, don't even attempt to try to read what it says for you to type (who can see that anyway)!  All you have to do is leave your comment and then hit "Publish"!  It will publish just fine...........at least until they change something else up. 

Lynn

16 comments:

*Vicki* said...

Don't you just LOVE blogger and how they just do whatever they want?!! LOL!

Deepti said...

You are hilarious hahaha Cookies!! I totally get ur point on that :D

Carol L said...

Cookies, fliters and spam! Who knew computer geek talk came straight from the kitchen? LOL Thanks for the heads up about not typing in the word verification and the comments go through anyway!

Leslie Hanna said...

It seems to be broken for blogs with pop-up comment forms. I don't get the prompt with embedded comments.

http://thecrookedstamper.blogspot.com/2014/12/dear-blogger-stoppit.html

KT Fit Kitty said...

You are too funny, Lynn! Thank you for the update! Now I won't bother typing in those foolish words or numbers and I'll see what happens.

Davi said...

I didnt realize all this about the commenting till today!!

Maxine D said...

Nah - spam sounds foul - have never tried to eat it - but all seems to be ok now
Blessings
Maxine

Bonnie said...

Thanks, Lynn. I tried to turn it off and it's already turned off. But it's still in there. I find it on everyone's blog. Thanks for the tip. I'll try that. By the way, I don't see word verification here. Maybe you fixed it?

Donna Ellis said...

seems blogger is making up a big excuse - if it was really cookies and filters, why has it suddenly gone world-wide, and overnight? LOL too stupid!

NanaConnie said...

Lynn, I love that you have maintained your sense of humor in the face of Blogger dictating how our blogs are to be designed. lol I'm going to follow your example.

Brenda said...

You have a great sense of humor Lynn, not sure I would have had any. lol I have seen that others are having the same problem although I'm still not quite sure I know what that problem is. I went to check to make sure word verification is still off for me and it was. I guess I'd better take your example to heart and act the same way! Hugs, Brenda

MaryH said...

Fix seems to be working. I've still got the Embed on, but no spam as yet. I'll watch out for it though. Not seeing the WV on any of the blogs I've checked tonight, so hopefully everyone got the word as to how to avoid aggravation. TFS

Jacee said...

It can be so frustrating at times, but at least we get it for free, problems included!!
hugs Jacee
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Lynn McAuley said...

Thanks for this information, Lynn! I have been running into those crazy numbers on many of the blogs I visit and I have had to track down my glasses to make them out. Good to know I can just ignore them.

I use embedded commenting and never have any spam.

Anne Temple said...

Thanks for the tip.

Lesley said...

Glad you got it sorted - I'm a bit of a techno phob so I'm glad Joe knows lots about it and can usually sort things for me - as for Spam (the eating variety Joe loves it :) ) - Lesley x