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CAPTCHA on GeeksWithBlogs.net comments seems to be working TOO well...

Anybody else noticed this?  I've tried many times to submit comments to fellow GeekswithBlogs' comment sections, but the CAPTCHA seems to keep kicking it back...

I wanted to post a comment to Mickey Goussett's blog, and tried literally 10 times, with 10 different CAPTCHA's, and all 10 bounced me back...  Its either working too well or something's gone awry... ;-)

Try it yourself... post a comment

UPDATE: the CAPTCHA here on my blog seems to work!  However, I cannot post to my fellow blogger's post:

http://geekswithblogs.net/mickey_gousset/archive/2006/01/12/65619.aspx

CAPTCHA maybe doesnt work on some?   I've had trouble postiong comments to Mickey's, Mohammed's, and a few others.

Print | posted on Thursday, January 12, 2006 9:16 AM |

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# re: CAPTCHA on GeeksWithBlogs.net comments seems to be working TOO well...

testing comment submission
1/12/2006 9:17 AM | Eric Newton
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# re: CAPTCHA on GeeksWithBlogs.net comments seems to be working TOO well...

hmmm... that one worked... how about this one...
1/12/2006 9:18 AM | Eric Newton
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# re: CAPTCHA on GeeksWithBlogs.net comments seems to be working TOO well...

is it maybe because I just logged in to write this post?
1/12/2006 9:18 AM | Eric Newton
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# re: CAPTCHA on GeeksWithBlogs.net comments seems to be working TOO well...

Were you posting links in your comments? There are a few anti-blogspam methods in place at GWB that can make it appear as though your CAPTCHA is failing when in fact it is anti-blogspam kicking your comment.

95% of the time when someone on GWB can't post a comment it is because they have put a link into their comment. I typically get around this by taking the http:// off of the link. Sure, it's clickable anymore but at least I can post it.
1/12/2006 10:36 AM | Eric Hammersley
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# re: CAPTCHA on GeeksWithBlogs.net comments seems to be working TOO well...

Exactly like Eric Ham. said, if we remove these blocks, you will get 100 emails a week for comment spam. In one day I had to remove 1500 spam post, even with the CAPTCHA.
1/12/2006 1:17 PM | Jeff Julian
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# re: CAPTCHA on GeeksWithBlogs.net comments seems to be working TOO well...

It's very stupid to leave a private email address on public forums.
2/15/2006 7:18 AM | Max
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