Friday, June 29, 2007

The Hot Dog Days of Blogger


Enigma Here to say thank you. It is very late Thursday Night, and after a Hellish eve Blogger apparently has repaired it's problems.I should have just recognized it was just Blogger Woes, not just a Watergate Summer Problem. I was worried and took the inability to leave and or access Comments personally. Especially when I could go to another home and another computer and leave comments. ( I mostly just wanted to escape to blogland on Thursday Eve and dialogue with others about SCOTUS disgust after the Bad Decisions of the week and Constitutional Concerns regarding the WH). But like a dog on a hot porch I could not see past the Heat of the Moment and the sandfleas on my rump.

Then Something amazing happened, I got great advice and help from others, while I could still access email...and one Nancy Drew Discovered the True Culprit....

(1) "SMENITA "was actually appearing in the comments Word Verification for Some to See....Okay MANY. This is apparently a "code" that appears letting folks KNOW that Blogger is having trouble....

(2) Google the "SMENITA"- and you can see yourself the History of this "word"...it is definently a form of Paranormal Word Verification, and there is is even a blog devoted to it, google SMENITA77. ( and it could sound like a wonderful Greek Island or even an exotic cocktail,but it truly is Hell. Although in Italian it means " Disavowl", it means Nothing to Blogger. So if you write and complain to Blogger it might be a Problem they Know Well.....too well ?

(3) If it happens again I am going to take advice and disable the Word Verification part of the Comments....

See Blogland you are so much wiser than Enigma....thanks for Your Patience....and Advice.

15 comments:

Peacechick Mary said...

Word verification was supposed to be the death of spammers, but our own fix has made us sick. It was maddening, for sure.

Larry said...

Blogger sucks. It is down often since Google took it over.

I guess when you are so big, you don't pay attention to the ones who use your service.

At least you don't if you are blogger.

Anon-Paranoid said...

Soooo glad your able to get back in.

Life really sucks sometimes don't it? At least under our current regimne it does.

God Bless.

D.K. Raed said...

Love those dogs on deck chairs. Sorry you had sandfleas! Here's a weird thing: last night Google returned many links for Smentia, many bloggers complaining about it, some pretty funny conjectures. Today I'm getting directed towards "did you mean dementia"? hmmm ...

And Google could find no match for "Smentia77.blogspot.com" today, even though it was available last night. Maybe it truly is PARANORMAL! Smentia77 is/was a site dedicated to the whole Smentia phenom since it first started with blogger Dec 2005.

Good to see you weathered the smentia storm ~~ D.K.

D.K. Raed said...

oops, my mistake! "Smenita" (spelled properly) is still valid, so is smenita77.blogspot.com/

Such a weird word, I couldn't even enter it right. Sheesh, maybe the dementia hits were appropriate! ~~ D.K.

Dusty said...

Wow..now that you mention it, when I did leave two comments in a row on the post below this one..I too got that strange little spam word!

I didn't think much at the time except that it was unusual to have the same spam word twice in a row.

I am glad your up and running..hang in there m'dear :)

All the Blogger problems are part of the reasons I and Omnipotent Poobah have left Blogger and gotten our own domains.

enigma4ever said...

G'morn folks...

Dusty: thank you for your help and sage advice. Many got THE Word- and googling it- was so interesting...and yes indeedy you and Poobah are wise....

DK: Wise one- I think BOTH words come up and I think it is really odd...and yet kind of interesting..thanks for helping me weather the storm...yikes...dimentia ????

ANonP : sure this must be Dick and Dubya's fault- must just put on the list ;-)

Larry: agreed..Blogger sucks-one does indeed get what one pays for....urgh...

Peacechick: yup...so much for the cure...I would take a few crappy ads over the last 24 hours anyday.....

azgoddess said...

way cool - thanks for the info -- seems i've missed all the blogger fun - NOT!!

and i noticed i still have to word verify -- guess you're not that frustrated yet - smile

enigma4ever said...

I was pretty damn frustated last night- KVATCH, Dusty, and Dk, and the Poobah all will verify my angst....

Granny said...

I remember that from when I first started posting. I even wrote a post about it, I think.

It became an ongoing joke.

Granny said...

Here you go The link is still active.

I wrote 3 separate posts (at least) in December 05 on granny.

We were all going nuts.

Nona said...

You've been tagged. If you'd like to play along, please stop by Fishwars and read all about it.

Frederick said...

I noticed it the other night too. I took care of my blogger issues long ago, however.

enigma4ever said...

hey there ....Sat.morn...ooops afternoon...

Fred: hmmm, well, that sounds mysterious....I would guess you left Blogger...smart man..

Nona: hmm, I have been tagged ? well I will have to go check that out....and folks stop over to Fish Wars- is it is a great site...

Granny: thanks for sharing your bloggerdom wisdom...

enigma4ever said...

Oppps I wasn't finished my sentence.....anyways Granny maybe we should have just one day to share info and stories on Blogger and share tips...I guess as long as we can laugh about it we will survive....