Trust but verify

Well, I have finally installed a word verification plugin.

"But Father! But Father!", some of you will say, "What about a ministry of welcome?"

Respondeo dicendum, "Tough."

I know, I know… I dislike them too, but the bottom feeders are sending lots of pretty vile referral spam. My filters are catching it, but it is a pain.

As a compromise, I found a verification plugin which allows me to modify the words used in the images.

Perhaps we’ll have a little fun with that.

Finally, I have found that if you register for the blog, you don’t have to go through the word verification.  I suppose you won’t see what words I have in the verification queue that way, but you will not have that extra step.

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13 Responses to Trust but verify

  1. Argent says:

    Love it! I won’t say what mine was, but it’s what we’re all waiting for. Now you’ll have me checking in a lot just to see your line-up. *not that I don’t already do that*

  2. Jeffrey Stuart says:

    But Father! But Father!

    Actually, I have nothing really to add. I just wanted to say “But Father! But Father!” :) (I did it again!)

    I do in fact like the new word verification.

    Regards,
    Stu

  3. dcs says:

    Some of your words seem to be too long — “Missale Romanum” looks like “Missale Romanun” — part of the ‘m’ is cut off. Unless you really did mean “Romanun”? ;-)

  4. If only you could find a way requiring a poster to type a word like “consubstantialis” without your telling them in advance how to spell it. That might insure that only Real Catholics post here. (Please, don’t anybody get twisted around about this. I don’t mean to imply there are any non-Real Catholics posting here now.)

  5. UPDATE:

    So far…

    SPAM: 0

  6. Sue Sims says:

    Can we have a prize for providing the next few words to whichever prayer you’ve extracted the verification from?

  7. Sue Sims says:

    Oh – whoops – not always a prayer.

  8. Guy Power says:

    Father,

    I saw one blog that showed an Anti-spam security word — but the letters were Greek! There was a small note saying it was just a joke.

    Just thought I’d share!

  9. If only you could find a way requiring a poster to type a word like “consubstantialis” without your telling them in advance how to spell it. That might insure that only Real Catholics post here.

    The anti-spam word shown was “Introibo ad altare De”. Being a Real Catholic, I naturally adjoined the final “i” that had been cut off by narrowness of the window. But I was bounced back, and in order to post had to type it wrong (as though I don’t know how to spell Dei). Hmm … reverse effect?

  10. If only you could find a way requiring a poster to type a word like “consubstantialis” without your telling them in advance how to spell it. That might insure that only Real Catholics post here.

    Re-checking. Bingo! You do have to act like a Real Catholic and adjoin that final “i” that’s not shown in the anti-spam window. Excellent.

  11. Henry: While I appreciate the idea that maybe I was that clever, the real reason was that I simply made that pass key too long for the window. Still…. that is a good idea. Sort of like a shibboleth.

  12. Al says:

    thing is, it’s emcouraging me to spam you…. ‘anaphora’ this time … what next …?