Thursday, November 05, 2015

Robot Verification on Comments on Blogger and a New Translator

Hello everyone!  A very warm welcome to you all! 

Firstly, I have added a new translator which you will find on the upper right hand column of my blog.
I am not sure if any of you are experiencing this yet, but Blogger seems to have changed their settings for comments.  For example, when you comment on a Blogger blog you may have to click on a box to prove you are not a robot.  This in itself is not too bad, but if you are also seeing an extra window pop up asking you to click on images that depict a certain category, this may be annoying or confusing to some of you. For example, I was asked to click on images with mountains in them, another time, pancakes, and yet another time salad.  For myself it is a little annoying, but I understand what I have to do and do it.  I visited a Blogger blog that I usually visit that is in another language and I was unfortunately unable to comment because this window asking to click the pictures only appeared in the language of that blog, and since I am not fluent in the language I was unable to comment.  

I know why Blogger is doing this...many Blogger users have been complaining of getting a lot of spam in the form of comments on their blogs.  I moderate all my comments before they appear so any spam gets deleted and never even appears.  I just wanted to let you all know about this and sincerely hope that this doesn't deter you from commenting on my posts. Your kind comments are very important to me, I read and appreciate every single one!  Thank you so much for your patience and understanding.  :)

The videos I have selected for this post are:

A Just for Laughs Gag/Juste pour Rire

Live in a Cave Home

Hello Montreal - Waring's Pennsylvanians (1928)

Veterans and Birds Work through Trauma at Parrot Sanctuary

Pack Lunch Boxes Fast with EasyLunchBoxes

For the following, I am providing the link sources beneath each photo.  You just need to click on the images to see a larger view.

Don't despise the little steps you know you can take every day.  There are tiny miracles in each and every one of them. - Israelmore Ayivor


The state of your life is nothing more than a reflection of your state of mind.


I don't chase people anymore.  I learned that I am here, and I am important.  I am not going to run after people to prove I matter.


If you cannot be a pencil to write someone's happiness...then try to be a nice eraser to remove their sadness.


Instant happy tool:  get doodle happy!  Grab some magic markers and doodle heart icons and images of love.  The silliness of doodling merged with the repeated visual stimuli of seeing icons representing love will cheer you up!  Bonus idea:  turn your finished artwork into a card you send to a friend with a note of appreciation!


What's meant to be will always find a way.


Your mission:  feel good about who you are, what you do, how you think and how you look - without needing anybody's approval!


Bad things happen to us to teach us how to look at good things in a whole new light.


Don't sweat the small stuff; live the big stuff.


May you be blessed today with wisdom, patience and strength.


Wishing you a green light day where everything flows and goes your way!




Bungee gourd




Thank you all so much for visiting me here!  I always appreciate and enjoy reading your kind thoughts, which you are always welcome to share!

54 comments:

  1. Good morning, dear Linda! I hope that you and I will always be able to leave comments for each other. You are one friend I never want to lose. :) The gag video was another great one. That stunt nun really knew how to take a convincing tumble into the water and the expressions on the faces of the Good Samaritans who pulled her to shore were priceless. That cave home has to be the most unique and beautiful dwelling I have ever seen! I forwarded that video to Mrs. Shady. I would love to live in a place like that. So cozy! I read that Waring's Pennsylvanians originated at my alma mater, Penn State. It was a wonderful idea to bring war vets and injured parrots together for therapy. I would still prefer to handle a puppy or a dog, though.

    Thank you very much, dear friend Linda!

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  2. Bonjour Linda

    Oui, ce n'est pas simple quand certains blogs demandent de montrer que nous ne sommes pas un robot et que dans une langue que l'on ne comprend pas, ils nous demandent de cliquer sur certaines images. C'est difficile et parfois je clique au hasard.

    MERCI beaucoup pour le beau partage sur ton blog. J'aime venir te visiter.

    BISES et bonne continuation

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  3. Some blogs, if you right click, and then can translate with Bing, I haven't done this for a while, so am not sure if it is still going.I, too, have comment moderation after getting lots of spam remarks.

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  4. I have noticed the same thing in the blogger. I have disabled the verification system from my own blog, but it still appears. It is the blogger itself, which makes it. Hopefully things get normal soon.

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  5. Thank you Linda for this wonderful post. This is what I like: Your mission: feel good about who you are, what you do, how you think and how you look - without needing anybody's approval! - Have a nice weekend.

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  6. I have been doing that picture identification for a long long time now but not in your blog but I would have to wait for my comment to be approved.

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  7. cave homes really are intriguing ... i'm not sure i'd ever want to live for a long time in one, but it could be really fun and memorable for a week or so! :)

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  8. superbe la vidéo avec le perroquet
    gros bisous et douce journée

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  9. I could enjoy living in a cave home. The one you've featured is beautiful. I also love those parrots. They are such fun.

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  10. Yes..i noticed that on Monday. It kept asking me to identify the image. So troublesome

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  11. I also moderate all my posts before they go on the blog and this is I am sure the easiest for people following. As you say clicking the box is not a problem but the pictures put me right off ever returning to someone's blog, sometimes they are hard to differentiate as well.

    As always love your post today. Have a good weekend Diane

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  12. >For example, I was asked to click on images with mountains in them, another time, pancakes, and yet another time salad.

    Ha ha... Linda, I hate when they ask me to choose street signs with names. ;)
    Maybe you should switch to Wordpress? You only need to approve first comments once, really easy.

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  13. Good gag today. I just hope the water wasn't cold!
    Hope you are having a nice week. The weekend's almost here. :)

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  14. Live in a Cave Home, is especially Linda, I wish you a very nice Thursday.

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  15. enjoyed these shares.

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  16. Lovely post, as always!
    Have a great day!

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  17. Those lunch boxes are good.
    Haven't come across any photos I have to click on after making comment....not yet!

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  18. C'est vraiment spécial de découvrir cette maison dans une cave, je ne pourrais y vivre très longtemps car la luminosité du jour me manquerait..

    Bisous

    Manon

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  19. A very good gag, Linda ! Super !
    A wonderful home !
    'May you be blessed today'... and a lot more days, dear friend.

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  20. I hope I don't have that picture notification on my Comments on my Blog. Please let me know if it is there. I believe about the quote on not chasing people and whatever is meant to be will find its way. Believe,

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  21. These are the best gags in a long time. I laughed out loud! But I wouldn't live in a cave home...I want light and air and an easy way out! :)

    Love all the other quotes and comments. And Raphael's cat!

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  22. Coucou Linda,
    Tout est beau et est un plaisir de découvrir. Merci beaucoup pour le bon choix de tes posts.
    Une notification tout de m^me pour la traduction. Je préfère te lire en Anglais. J'ai essayé hier de mettre ton article en Français mais la traduction est une HORREUR. On ne comprend rien.
    Puis au moins te lire en Anglais me permet de faire un petit exercice qui est bien agréable car ici je parle très rarement Anglais. Juste aux touristes quelque fois en été.
    Bonne journée à toi. Bises

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  23. Good morning Linda. We've had 3 beautiful warm and sunny days in November but after that it's going to be cold from here on end. " Don't sweat the small stuff; live the big stuff." makes sense to me.
    Have a beautiful Thursday my friend. See ya.

    Cruisin Paul

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  24. Gostei muito de seu post. Tudo muito lindo. Um abraço.

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  25. Love starting the day with a good belly laugh- great gags! I would jump through any hoop to comment on your heartwarming blog. Thank you, Linda!

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  26. Loved the gag. The reactions make me laugh out loud.

    I want that cave house. It's beautiful.

    I don't have any problems commenting on your blog, but I do know what you're talking about with the annoying do this or do that before you can comment on some blogs.

    Have a fabulous day Linda. ☺

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  27. Happy Thursday Linda, thank you for letting us know about the confirmation on comments, I am going to have to check mine out...

    I try to remember this quote: Bad things happen to us to teach us how to look at good things in a whole new light. ... especially when I am going through tough times xox

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  28. I've put in a complaint with blogger. Yes, I get a lot of spam comments, but the simple fact is the spam filters catch almost all of them without my ever having to deal with them, so this nonsense is just slowing me down.

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  29. I haven't yet experienced this type of comment box on the blogger bogs I visit, including yours. I always moderate my comments and also only allow registered users to comment. That seems to keep the spam at a minimum. Have a great day!

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  30. It is possible to get around the foreign language captchas- since the photo of what you're supposed to click on is at the upper right anyway, and it's just a matter of matching up other images, even if you don't speak a word of the language in question.

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    1. Hi William, thanks for sending a complaint to Blogger. Unfortunately, the blog that I visited yesterday did not have any image on the upper right, it just showed the words. I was too tired to bother to translate it, and since translators don't deal with pop-up windows or text on images, only the text directly on the blog itself, I didn't feel like translating the text so I gave up. :)

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  31. Hello Linda,
    Very nice movies. Funny the two nuns.

    Many greetings,
    Marco

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  32. Oh, my, that cave home. I have always wanted one, so long as it is high up on the rock face! :D

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  33. Sobre el traductor en ocasiones, eso me ocurre a mi, las traducciones me las da que no encuentro muy bien el sentido. Del mio quizás no de buenas traducciones ya que en ocasiones pongo palabras de la región de donde es el reportaje ya que en España aparte del español alguna región tiene idioma propio.
    Los comentarios si que vi lo de ser un robot pero yo les suelo publicar normalmente. Alguna vez me suele salir como comentario como eliminado sin el texto aunque el autor los eliminase al darse cuenta de algún error. Como ejemplo dos tuyos no hace mucho. Esos los suelo eliminar no aquellos que salen por duplicado.

    Saludos.

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  34. My mom said: You may look 15 minutes on Linda's blog. So I look to the funny videos. So cool.

    On my blog you can see a video about squarrels. Hope you love mine video also. High 5. Ralph.

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  35. Really enjoyed the three gag video. Nice music and veterans with birds video. The cave house was very interesting. Great quotes. Have a blessed day. Madeline

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  36. I haven't noticed blogger comment change, but guess I will encounter sooner or later. Blogger sometimes makes things more difficult to us...I guess we just have to figure thigs out. Your translator must be very helpful for your non-English speaking audiences!

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  37. do not worry I will continue to comment your blog. I will not use the translator because when visiting your blog it's an opportunity for me to practice my english. Enjoy you Thursday Linda

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  38. This was a timely post! I loved the video about the parrots and the meme about "chasing people". How true! How perfect for my day. How did you know?

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  39. je suis tout à fait d'accord avec "'The state of your life is nothing more than a reflection of your state of mind."..

    greetings

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  40. Oh no! Google's annoying us again? I enjoyed not having the captchas while it lasted.

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  41. I know I can certainly behave like a robot sometimes! :-)

    On a serious note, I know what you mean. It's happened to me as well as I am with Blogger.

    Greetings from London.

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  42. Living in a cave is fascinating! Thanks again for sharing the bunch of interesting things!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
    www.dressedwithsoul.com

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  43. Would be scared with such a parrot at my ears.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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  44. Oh spammers are so annoying! But what's worse are Internet trolls. I've had a couple who I assume are competition to some of the restaurants I've written about who've written horrendous things. There were many more when I allowed anonymous comments. Now that you have to leave a name has reduced them - shows what cowards they are.

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  45. Tout est tellement beau Linda! Bise et bonne soirée tout en douceur!

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  46. Hey Linda. When those windows pop up and asking me if I am robot or an image. I ignore it all entirely and just hit publish. It goes through fine for me. Not sure about everyone else.

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  47. I'm having the same experience that The Happy Whisk above is, Linda. Someone told me a while back just to ignore the robot button, and so I have. Sometimes I've used Google translator to figure out what the foreign directions on a blog are. The gag was hysterical ~ bad enough to pull anyone into the water, but a nun!!!! Too funny. The parrot sanctuary video was awesome. I know of a special blogging friend I want to share it with. I've been under the weather these past few days, but there is always something to inspire me in your daily posts. Take care, my Montreal friend!

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  48. Speaking of things on the side of your blog, I don't see a blog archive where one can go back and see old posts of your from previous years. Perhaps that's how you designed your blog, and that's okay. but, I for one, would enjoy seeing your earlier posts.

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    1. Thank you, Linda! I've just used your new archive button to go back and read your first posts in February, 2012. Look how far you've come in such a short time. Your posts are inspiring from the get-go.

      I laughed at how your mother stopped you from ever smoking. My father used a similar technique when he sat me down for my first alcoholic drink with him. He wanted to take the mystery and forbidden out of it before I headed off university. He wisely chose scotch! I can't say I never drank, but I didn't get into trouble with alcohol at university.

      Your story about the autistic child in Sunday school was wonderful and heartwarming. You managed him just right, and I suspect that you would find the right approach for most children.

      My classroom grandmother for twenty-five years had her favorite word that she always shared with the children: kindness. Our world could do with a lot more of it, and it's so easy to give.

      As for distressing, there is nothing like a purry cat! I have a massage every two weeks with an amazing healing touch masseuse. Her kitty Angel is her assistant. Angel is always there to great me, and she hops up on the massage table, rubs, my face, and purrs, while Kathi is warming rice bags. That little kitty and I are simpatico!

      Now I've been an amazing comment hog on your blog today, but your posts inspire me and give me hope every day. Thank you dear friend!

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  49. Bonne soirée Linda et GROS BISOUS

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  50. Thank you Linda, for featuring my EasyLunchboxes video in your post today! - Kelly

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  51. Bungee gourd! Ha! Love the veteran's and exotic bird refuge, so great.

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  52. I've seen that "Prove you're not a robot" thing on some blogs; but, if I don't click it, I still seem to be able to leave a comment. If I do click it, that's when that other window comes up wanting me to click on certain categories of items. That can be tedious and discouraging.

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Please do not be shy! I appreciate your kind comments, they are sweet treasures and really make my day! Spammers, do not waste your time, I delete your comments and they do not even show on my blog. Comment moderation is enabled. I do hope that Blogger's changes in the way of proving that you are not a robot do not deter you from commenting! Thank you so much! If you have Google+ and are only allowing Google+ users to comment on your blog, I do not have, nor do I want it. And if you use DISQUS for accepting comments on your blog I don't have that, either, nor do I want it. Thanks!