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June 2012



Ah, TY Doug, for the reply. I don't know enough (anything) about feeds and trkacback and such. But looking up trkacback', I agree that would be nice. I am notified when my blog receives comments, but replies to my comments on other blogs is for me to find out later by checking the site. But maybe this is not what a trkacback is. When referring to someone else's blog, I put a link anyway, but granted, they don't know I did so. Oh, and for good measure I looked up Captcha, too Blogger has various options for Comments so no prob there.Re the Blogger editor (Compose, HTML, Preview), I have to fight with it to format fonts and for image placement. Then the layout will appear differently in HTML, in Compose, in Preview, and in the published post. sigh But it's a lot of fun, too. I just learned how to put a heart in the text, lol.


Alexandra I have to confess I did have cptcaha when I first started, using Typepad, as it was set up that way and I feared the world would come to some kind of spammy end if I switched it off. Of course when I did nothing bad happened at all.Myles you definitely need something, and you probably need to moderate by hand too, but we should be making it as easy as possible. I wonder if some Blogger bloggers just don't try commenting from a logged out profile, so they don't know how hard it is? Glad I don't use Moodle if it's worse!Simon I'm not sure the busy-ness really makes much difference if you have things set up right then 95% of the things you want will get through, a few will get stuck and need to be liberated, a few will get published and need to be deleted after the event. But it's not really that much work. (Answering is another matter!)


I do think that this method of avsdrtieing might be unethical because it forces consumers to interact with an advertisement without providing a way to exit. I did not, however, think it is that big a deal until I learned that some of these Captcha pages required consumers to actually watch a video rather than simply typing in a phrase or word group.Originally while learning about this method, I actually though it might be more convenient to type in a slogan rather than try to decipher the squiggle letters in traditional Captcha. The issue I saw arise was with the video streaming that consumers would have to watch then interact with. People expect to have to prove they are human with all the spam on the internet; however, the video seems to cross the line.


There's a few on the list I haven't seen, I wish there were a better spam cemnomt manager plugin to make going through spam cemnomts much easier.

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I think this is very awesome. Complicated captcha's are frustrating. The advantage of getting a record of terms to evaluate straight from the consumer is very useful.

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I think this is very cool. Confusing captcha's are annoying. The benefit of getting a list of words to analyze directly from the client is very useful.

I do think there could be a problem with bots figuring out that they just have to type a word that is on the site. I'm guessing there is a way around that?

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Can someone explain to me how this actually provides security? The point of a CAPTCHA is to prevent robots from using the site. If a hacker knows that the security question is just asking for a word about a brand, he can simply program his robot to pick a word at random that could apply to any brand. How does responding to this prove you're human?

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I think the brand tags are a great idea. Captcha can get annoying but I understand the need for it.

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Love it! It's a twofer. A bit of market research and a bit of fraud detection. But wait.... what if consumers do NOT want to participate in research? What if they give neutral words like "Decline to participate". No tickets? :(

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Brand Tags will be a kinda advertising captcha? Or is just a captcha alternative?

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