Saturday, December 13, 2014

A little Google indignity



Blogger now requires me to prove that I’m not a robot when I’m signed into my account and replying to a comment to my own blog. Sheesh.

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December 14: I just discovered that if you’re signed in, you can ignore the CAPTCHA.

[Blogger, as you may already know, is a Google service. Google purchased Pyra Labs, developers of Blogger, in 2003.]

comments: 7

Zhoen said...

Yeah, I realized that this week as well. My husband, who is rather good at this, found some information -that it is a known problem, and there is a lot of call for them to fix it. Whether or not they actually are working on it is another question.

Michael Leddy said...

Yes, it’s in the Blogger Help Forum (a self-help forum, at least most of the time).

It’s telling that Google’s new “No CAPTCHA reCAPTCHA” is not yet available in Blogger. Google, where’s the love?

Diane Schirf said...

I'm surprised that Blogger is still around, given Google's propensity for dumping stuff that someone believes is no longer sexy (e.g., Reader). I wonder about the future of Google+ since it's not exactly taking the world by storm.

Diane Schirf said...

Should also mention that the Picasa photo site, whose interface is much easier to grasp than Google+ for photos, has a copyright date of 2011.

Michael Leddy said...

The last post on Google’s Blogger Buzz blog is from February 2014. There were six posts in all of 2013. I don’t know about 2011.

Wait — Google+ has a future?

Michael Leddy said...

Just discovered: if you’re signed in, you don’t need to type the CAPTCHA to prove you’re not a robot.

Diane Schirf said...

It's been a big gamble, and since Picasa redirects there (and has that 2011 copyright date), even more eggs have been put into that basket.