Thursday, March 29, 2012

Blogger Likes to Unnecessarily Annoy Me

A few weeks ago, I discovered the very wonderful and hilarious blog called Clay Baboons. Its blogger, the lovely Stephanie (who is decidedly NOT a robot), has made it a mission to rid blogs of comment word verification.

Being a mindful blogger myself, I delved into ridding comment word verification once and for all in my corner of the internet. The removal process itself is simple enough.

I scroll down to the "Settings" menu and I read the question:



To which I say:






So I click "no"...



...and then confirm a change in settings on the top right-hand corner.



This inevitably leaves me feeling triumphant and certain that instant commentfication (I am so coining that) will soon be available for all!



I couldn't be more incorrect.

Being the paranoid person I am, I refresh the page to see if it worked. I scroll down the "Settings" menu and see this:




That's right. The word verification changes weren't made. It still says "yes" when I clearly asked it to say "no."




Undeterred, I repeat the whole process, hoping that once and for all, comment word verification will be eliminated and become a mere memory.




I then re-refresh the page.

And see this.



So the process is repeated.






And repeated.







And repeated, with some considerably angrier clicking.










After I have re-re-re-re-re-refreshed the page, the result is the same.




There you have it. A real behind-the-scenes look at the ordeal I have been dealing with for weeks.

Let me say, dear readers, that if Two Beans or Not Two Beans still has word verification, it isn't because I hate you and couldn't care less about rectifying the problem so you could all have instant commentfication. It is because Blogger likes to unnecessarily annoy me. 

I apologize in advance if our blog still has comment word verification. Please believe me when I say that I am as equally frustrated about this as you are, if not even more so.

Barb the (highly disgruntled) French Bean

37 comments:

  1. It took me about a month to figure it out before I finally got it! Great post!

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    1. Thank you! And I'm glad to hear that it worked! :D

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  2. Oh man... I get so irate at technology, mostly blogger. I cried, real tears the other day when I was trying to upload pictures! Love Elle xo

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    1. Oh, I feel your pain. --.-- Keep strong, my dear!

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  3. Capcha is something that I find beyond annoying at times, and there are some people I follow who used to have it that now don't. Yay for them. As such, I hope it did work for you guys, even if it's pretending it didn't.

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    1. Huzzah it did in fact work. So yes, Blogger is just messing with you.

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    2. You know, it's moments like those that make me want to yank the hairs out of my scalp.

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  4. haha I HATE word verification. I love the Clay Baboons post - good for you for fixing it (kinda?) on your blog. Woohoo!

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    1. Yeah! At least...I *hope* I did. o_O

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  5. Blogger is always retarded... that's all :)
    xx

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  6. Blogger doesn't like anybody so you're not alone :)

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  7. I have been meaning to do this for awhile and your post just reminded me. I didn't even want to hit refresh to check because I was afraid. Hopefully it worked.

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    1. Just checked yours. Seems Blogger likes to annoy your, too. :P

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  9. Oh I hate captcha, and I'm glad people are spreading the word to stop this thing. It does absolutely nothing to stop spammers, and even on big blogs, there's still only a few spam comments here and there... and Blogger puts it into the spam column automatically. So really, what the hell is the point???

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    1. I know. Even my little blog has had its fair share of spammers, and that was barely a handful. :P

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  10. I fixed mine a long time ago

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  11. I have been having this same thing happen to me. I LOATHE word verification. I save settings, and every time I go back, it's on again. It's a conspiracy. A real life god damn conspiracy.

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    1. I was beginning to think that I may have had a fluke on my hands with this, but jeez! I feel like making a Keanu conspiracy meme based on this.

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  12. A fellow blogger pointed out the evils of WV to me recently, but when I went to change my settings, the same thing happened to me! It's so frustrating. And Annoying. But I won't stop, until it does. I thought I was losing my mind. So happy to see your post this morning and know, it's not just me.

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    1. We all need to carry through with this. In the meantime, I'm here to lend a helping hand!

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  13. Wow. That's INCREDIBLY irritating! Blogger deserves a kick to the crotch.

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  14. I encountered a similar problem but finally got it sorted.

    Thank you for making my (similar) experience now seem funny, in hindsight.

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  15. I actually like spammers. When I see that I have new comments, it makes me feel special, even if they only want to sell me viagra.

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    1. It *does* make you feel wanted when spammers vye for your attention, doesn't it? :P

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  16. I salute you for trying to remove it. did it work in the end? I guess I'll find out when I click publish on this comment.

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    1. I have the impression that, despite my setting insisting that the word verification is still set to "yes," it did work!

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  17. I'm about to comment. I have a very good feeling that it worked. (Thanks for the shout-out, by the way!)

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    1. Awesomeness! :D I'm glad to hear that (because my settings still suggest otherwise!)

      (And you're welcome!)

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Apparently, leaving comments on this blog is a hit-or-miss game of Russian roulette: you are either lucky and can comment away, or you are required to log in when the settings are CLEARLY set to allow trouble-free commenting (sorry 'bout that, folks). If anything, the Facebook page is always a viable option. :) -Barb