Monday, February 09, 2015

I'm Not A Robot


Sometimes Blogger gets the message. Sometimes it doesn't recognise me and I have to type in words to prove my humanity. Who knew that one day we'd all be proving we're not AIs by copy typing nonsense letters that appear on a screen? I always thought a Turing test would be more interesting than that.

Every time it happens on this blog I want to scream.
  1. Blogger is supposed to recognise me so as to not count my page hits, and
  2. It shouldn't be asking anyone to verify they're not a robot, because I've turned word verification off.
Has anyone got any ideas as to how to get rid of it?

13 COMMENTS:

Lexi said...

No, but if you ignore it and don't tick the box your comment posts anyway :o)

fairyhedgehog said...

Thanks Lexi! That's useful to know.

Stupid Blogger

MorningAJ said...

I THINK I don't have the 'not a robot' thing on my blog. If I do - ignore all of this.

Go to your blog dashboard and go into Settings - Posts and comments.

My settings are:
Comment location - embedded

Who can comment - Registered user

Comment moderation - never

Show word verification - no

Show backlinks - hide


See if that works.

fairyhedgehog said...

Thanks, MAJ. Changing the comment location to embedded did the trick. (It doesn't make sense, but that doesn't matter if it works!)

Let's hope it works for everyone and not just me.

Lexi said...

Ooh, thanks, MAJ. I've just done this on my blog too.

MorningAJ said...

The impossible we do at once - miracles take a little longer...... :)

crafty cat corner said...

After owning a computer for years, I am still as baffled as I was in the beginning so am no help whatsoever. thanks for visiting my blog by the way....
Briony
x

Simon Kewin said...

Yep, what MAJ said. Turned mine off years ago I must admit and never had a problem.

fairyhedgehog said...

Simon, turning it off wasn't enough, I had to embed comments too! Blogger moves in mysterious ways.

Briony, thank you for popping over to say hi!

Jenny Woolf said...

I've given up trying to avoid this stuff. I suppose I'm just glad they're not doing iris recognition and staring out of my computer at me!

fairyhedgehog said...

Iris recognition? Don't give them ideas!

klahanie said...

I'm dreadfully late as feverishly attempt to sort of catch up with my new computer which is one that actually works.

As you will now know, one can totally ignore that word verification crap. Of course, I'm not a robot but I might just be an android or an alleged human....

Gary :)

fairyhedgehog said...

Hi Gary! I'm amazed that you manage to get round everyone, seeing that your blog is so popular! (It's not just Penny who's an internet superstar!)

I'm so glad you now have a computer that works. It's desperate to be without one.

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