Tuesday, September 25, 2012

What is Arma? . . . and Feed the Horses!

Word Verification Woes

So I took word verification off of my blog because of this post: 

I was all like "HALLELUJAH!" because I ABHOR doing word verification junk. So I knew that you did too!

But I keep getting comments like these:

  "I think a hunting method should be applied where you could kill fauna and get food which you will then need? to cook... i have never performed arma thus please tell me if that is already in Also visit my weblog :: More Add-ons"
AND, while I was immensely amused by this one and spent much time pondering how to perform "arma," I was also annoyed.

This was on a post about math games. 

Not hunting fauna.

I checked my inbox thinking someone has left me this insightful comment, and they want to talk about hunting strategies. 

That is NOT my area of expertise. 

AND, then I read that Jen at The Teacher's Cauldron is throwing in the towel and putting it back on. She too is annoyed.

What are your thoughts on word verification? 

I am tired of being spammed. 

But I don't want to stifle your comments. 

Would you still be as likely to comment?

I love comments.

Oh Snap! A Freebie! 

AND . . . to thank you for your time I have uploaded this super easy freebie. Students will practice identifying equations that add up to either 16 or 24. It would be great as an early finisher activity. :) 


Happy Trails Y'all! :)


  1. Hey Casey! I am lucky enough to not have had any spam on my blog, yet! An idea - I know some people have comment approval on rather than the word verification. Perhaps you could do this instead?

    Coffee, Kids and Compulsive Lists

  2. I don't get much spam, but understand how annoying it can be! If I wanna comment I will regardless of the word verification. Also great freebie! We are working on this right now too!

    Apples and Papers

  3. I agree with you. I had word verification on, then I took it off, and then I put it back on. Only because I was seriously getting spam almost every day and It was driving me C-R-A-Z-Y!! I felt bad putting it back on. Also I don't get as many comments now. But It's better than getting those arma spam.
    The Hive

  4. I get a bunch of Spam comments, but they go to spam folder and don't show up on my blog. I also have it set not to send me the spam comments via email - just the regular comments that get posted. Maybe that would help?

    Jennifer @ Herding Kats In Kindergarten

  5. Hi Kasey! I abhor spam! I've been lucky enough that I haven't had any...but I think it's because that while I DON'T have the word verification on....I DO require that anyone who comments be a registered user. I really think this works! Fingers crossed at least! Perhaps you could try that before turning the word verification back on? Just a thought! :o)

    A is for Apple B is for Blog

  6. Why do a couple of dorks have to ruin things for the rest of us? I say do what makes you feel most comfortable - I'd still comment.

  7. You don't hunt fauna...? After school everyday...? No...? I'm lucky to not have it (yet... knock on wood) but everyone else seems to have some great ideas! Hope you are doing great! :-)

    Soaring Through Second

  8. Now I'm wondering about "arma," too! No worries - I'll still comment if I have to do word verification. :)

    Hello Mrs Sykes

  9. haha!! I totally love this!! I took it off for a giveaway, and I need to it back on again - ahhhh!!!


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