i see the new captcha now but filling it in doesn't help at all...sorry i won't be able to comment on anyone's blogs now

i'll be back when this gets sorted out by the READER

well i got it done once

but READER please take the curvy line out of the one word for the eye challenged peeps like me

pretty please with sugar on top ;-D

yikes some of these captcha r in calligraphy (where's my Farsi translator)

some r in Spanish with those little curlicues over the a's...i'm gonna have to get a different keyboard


OK homeys...listen to Jay Allen Sanford...he'll walk u thru it

thx so much Jay

it's still hard for me to see some of it but i can do it some of the time now

maybe i'll try the audio prompt

the audio prompt is even worse...OMG...can u say garbled

i'll get stronger glasses tomorrow

uh oh...now the captcha is gone and i can't comment at all Quill

9/2/2011...still unable to comment today...the captcha isn't available so commenting isn't available

oh well...so it goes


Jay Allen Sanford Aug. 31, 2011 @ 8:50 p.m.

Took me a dozen tried to post a comment, using the new captcha field (necessary due to hackers and bobot spammers abusing the site) - the captchas are hard as heck to read, and are apparently case-sensitive --


Jay Allen Sanford Sept. 1, 2011 @ 2:17 a.m.

Indeed, but should have been instituted awhile ago - without the captchas, sites are very vulnerable.


Jay Allen Sanford Sept. 1, 2011 @ 2:20 a.m.

Nan, it took me awhile to get a captcha to work - BUT, once I did, my comments have been working every time. Please try it a few more times - I think once you're recognized by site 'bots, you won't have any more problems (other than making out the hard-to-read captcha text!)


nan shartel Sept. 1, 2011 @ 5:36 a.m.

gotcha Jay...but i have really poor vision...yikes don't tell anyone....and with that silly line running thru one of the words i'm a gonna every time

and ya got to type those captchas in twice...once in the original comment and once in the preview...so i feel like i'm jumping alphabetic hurtles

it's so sad to have old eyes...dang it!!!


Jay Allen Sanford Sept. 1, 2011 @ 6:05 a.m.

You can skip the "preview comment" step now by scrolling a bit further down the page after you type in your comment -- a "post comment" button has been added BELOW the captcha!


nan shartel Sept. 1, 2011 @ 6:09 a.m.


it works!!!



nan shartel Sept. 1, 2011 @ 6:11 a.m.

i could hug u til u squeak Jay ((;-D))

and bring u middle of the nite beers!!!

oh wait ...it's morning...hahahahaha


nan shartel Sept. 1, 2011 @ 6:54 a.m.

does the web site administrator have to run around removing lots of spam comments Jay??

i rarely see any in the blogs

if the bloggers change their passwords frequently i don't think they could be hacked...what would be the point anyway??

i find it impossible to reply individually to each poster now

i guess i'll have to resort to @quill or @ jay and they can see comments i make to them at the bottom of the page

and quill...ur right

"What a royal pain".


Jay Allen Sanford Sept. 1, 2011 @ 7:37 a.m.

Most every aspect of the website has been under attack for awhile now, 24 hours a day, including bogus neighborhood blog posts filled with spam, some of it with racist, obscene, or nonsense language - even the "contact" buttons were being flooded with hundreds of spam messages. The captchas filter out the evil auto-pilot spambots that perpetrate such chicanery --


nan shartel Sept. 1, 2011 @ 7:44 a.m.

thx for the explanation JAS...of course the READER can't let that kind of abuse go on

i'm sure given time and stronger glasses i'll acclimate to the captchas

it's too bad they have to be implemented but that the internet isn't it

someone has to always make it tougher for the nice people who cause no harm to enjoy it

thx JAS


nan shartel Sept. 1, 2011 @ 8:02 a.m.

good morning puppy...i can imagine how hard it will be for u to comment on Bauder's blogs now


i still can't get a reply to work


nan shartel Sept. 1, 2011 @ 8:10 a.m.

just practicing...this one had an upside down word...let's see if by writing it right side up it will post

since the other way around it's letters aren't real

yippee...it worked...these captcha peeps r very crafty characters!!!


Reader Staff Sept. 2, 2011 @ 12:52 p.m.

Struggling to fix things.... Please bear with us!


nan shartel Sept. 2, 2011 @ 3:10 p.m.

of course we will READER...growing pains r always acceptable here

but now i'll have to change my title to

Yippee..Captcha's Back and We Can Comment Again


Duhbya Sept. 3, 2011 @ 10:05 p.m.

Perhaps "captcha" should be renamed "gotcha"?


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