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Thursday, 1 March 2012

A few words from our sponsor...

Hello Campers,

About to post a mega-length blog, so just a short one todays!

Please, those of you who have the word verification torture on your blogs, please (for the sake of my sanity) remove them!

I cannot be arsed with any more faffing about with your comment boxes and the practically unreadable script it wants me to retype, and then my computer throws a hissy fit and chucks me out, while it apparently attempts to download all 97 volumes of the Encyclopedia Britannica!

I live in the wiles of the country - Oop North, where the dragons and bears be...

My BT webmaster thingie goes about as fast as a knackered antique spinning wheel would.  

Yes, that fast!   It's not the Infinity warp factor speed gizmo.   No.   Some days it'd be quicker if I could comment on blogs longhand.   Seriously.

Just letting you know.   If you have that nonsense, that's it from me comments-wise.   For.   Ever.  

(And that includes my beloved Moannie, from whose blog I have just returned with much gnashing of teeth and a complete re-boot of my system.   Or two!)

So there!

I don't get the trolls on my blog really, and I've been here over two years now.  

I don't allow anonymouse comments, that is all I need - The Chinese spammers will spam whatever we do - They're Chinese.  They're allowed to be inscrutable.

Don't make me release the flying monkeys.

They always make such a mess!


Misfits Vintage said...

A-MEN! I am at the same point... if there's frickin Word Verification, I'm not bothering to comment any more. I have ten million other blogs to get to - don't waste my time with that shite!

I love you more every day.

Sarah xxx

A Woman Of No Importance said...

A-Men sister Sarah! Mwah, baby! x

Chairman Bill said...

Pain in the bloody arse, ain't it. I woujldn't mind if the damned things were legible, but 9 times out of 10 they're not.

A Woman Of No Importance said...

My thoughts exactly, Chairman - Life is too bleeding short to deal with the blasted things - I'm still ranting, as you can see!

Vix said...

They do my head in, my eyesight's not the best & sometimes I just think bugger it after three failed attempts.
Those Word Press things are even worse, a stupid code, email address, bra size, tick if your a spammer...I only want to admire someone's charity shop finds not work for M15.

A Woman Of No Importance said...

It's the eyesight thing, isn't it, Vix, and the fact that the typescript is getting worse!

I can't even see on some people's Wordpress blogs how to subscribe/follow and I don't want my e-mail blotted up with loads of daily carpilola!

You are quite right re the MI5 thing, but I would if Matthew McFadyen or Rupert Penry-Jones was my boss - Prrrrrrrooowwwllllll! ;)

Expat mum said...

The blogger WV is driving me batty at the moment as one of the two words seems to always be in fancy italics. I can never tell where one letter stops and the next one starts so I end up having to enter about three non-sensical phrases until I get in. Like you, I give up pretty quickly these days.
If there's a WV going on on my blog, unbeknownst to me, someone please let me know and I'll bin it.

A Woman Of No Importance said...

No, you are one of the sensible ones, Expatrice! Bless your little cotton socks!

daisymay aka Chantele said...

I total hate it too! I am with you on this! Mine went within the first 6 months and I rearly get any spam, just the odd company which i just delete and email with a strong email saying i will not accept comment store links!

A Woman Of No Importance said...

Way to go, Daisymay!

Scriptor Senex said...

Hear, hear. Or is it Here, here? I get some really nasty personal comments left - and I mean really nasty. -That's why I moderate to save you having to read them but I suspect those folk have good eyesight and wouldn't be put off if I had the silly Weird Defacation on.

Where can I get some flying monkeys to send to some folk I visit? I'm only a hundred miles away and have a cat carrier so I could collect!

Gigi said...

Bless you for posting this! (I was going to have a rant about but then I got lazy)

Blogger/Google has gone and messed it up. Apparently, that is their attempt to "beef up" security.

I could tell you how to follow those WordPress blogs but with the Google Friend Connect thing supposedly going away (as of today - but I'm still seeing it) it wouldn't be worth your while.

A Woman Of No Importance said...

Oh dear, Scriptor, I am so sorry to hear that you get some nasty trolls! I must have been pretty lucky - Or too boring to bother with!

I am currently breeding from a manic pair of my flying monkeys - Shall I let you know when the monklets hatch?! I can get some to you by First Class post, safe as houses - Well, flying monkeys' houses, if that makes sense!

A Woman Of No Importance said...

Gigi, I was (and am still) fuming - And not in the Gallic shrug sense - Fumer au Patio!

I hate Word Bastardization, but it seems to be on the increase and I don't understand why?!

I found with Google Images today, I couldn't easily blag a picture's URL - I can just tell the changes to Goog are going to dae me heid in! (i.e. drive me bonkers!)

Love And Enterprise said...

Oh alright then, I'll take it off. If you promise to come over and leave me a word verification-free comment! I used to get a lot of Chinese and viagra nonsense on my old blog, but as hardly anybody reads my new blog one, I guess I don't need to worry. It's true: life is too short to be constantly typing in dumb random non-words just to prove you're not a robot.

Jarmara Falconer said...

Do I have words veritication on mine... Oh so I better check. I would hate to stop you dropping by and missing out on a cuppa.

Clippy Mat said...

too bliddy funny Fhina. I snorted. and the flying monkeys? hahahaha
I hate the word bastardization and have just turned mine off again. I feel sorry for you and your web server which goes as fast as a knackered antique spinning wheel. My computer would also do stupid stuff after trying to log on to some people's blogs; I think it's the wordpress ones that someone mentioned. I also loved Vix's comment which made me roar.
Great post your ladyship

BadPenny said...

Do I have it when you comment at mine? I never put it there - I'll check now !
I don't have comment moderation cos I want to see comments straight away & not check them first. Did have the Chinese invasion - simply deleted & complained to Blogger about naked Chinese girls invading my blog. They never came back ( quite miss them really )
Have never had a nasty comment. Had one sarcastic one & I gave back as good as I got & never heard from them again.

Can't STAND the bloody word verification - I can't read the sodding things ( nearly packed in Blogging ! )

Something I wrote earlier...

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