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Wasn’t expecting a Spanish Inquisition

This will be my last comment in your blog, since you are TypeKey enabled. Goodbye.

Okaaaay. I knew Typekey was controversial but I really wasn’t expecting that kind of response. To underline the point I made yesterday, You don’t have to use Typekey. If you don’t have a Typekey identity, your comment will receive the same treatment as a Typekey comment. Typekey support is only provided for the convinience of those who use it.

Besides, not only was that the last comment that person made, it was also their first 🙂 . I only found one comment from that entire IP range on here.


  1. Haha, sorry I know this is completely off topic, but I remembered what you said about the notice on your site in IE – and being a Firefox user myself I didn’t see it – I have just come to Neil’s world in IE for the first time. I love it! Well done!

  2. Hehe, yes that was a bit extreme.
    I tried out your site in IE as well! Good work.

  3. It’s actually faintly amusing to think of people surfing the net, looking for Typekey-enabled blogs to comment on, saying they won’t comment.
    Amusing, and a little sad.

  4. well noone suspects the spanish inquisition

  5. Am I missing something here? What’s the big problem with creating a TypeKey? If it saves having to put in all the info that a weblog asks for, I’m all for it.
    I wonder if I can get it to work with phpBB? Not that I am having problems with comment spam in phpBB, it just a convenience!

  6. Couldn’t agree more Dave. I can’t understand what all the fuss is about.

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  8. I was about to get all over excited about a spam comment using Typekey then I noticed that he wasn’t.

  9. Also. Replica of Tiny URl? Ahem.

  10. I like the idea of TypeKey. Since MT 3.0 came out lots of the weblogs I read now support it, I think I’ll go register myself a profile…
    It is kind of ironic that this is the first post that I’ve seen with comment spam at Neil’s World, though.

  11. Well, since the spam is part of the conversation, I’ll leave it but doctor it :). Besides, he didn’t make the URLs linkable so he wouldn’t have got any PR-juice anyway.
    I don’t normally get much spam because of MT-Blacklist, but I had to get rid of it when I upgraded (it’s not MT3-compatible) so you may see more of it 🙁 . Hopefully it’ll be a temporary situation.

  12. Since some one brought it up above…I don’t usually come to your home page since I use Feeddemon, but I saw the Upgrade Your Browser today.
    Blocking annoying pop-up ads
    Tabbed browsing
    Protection from adware and spyware
    Support for the latest web standards
    I get that with MyIE2, but I still get the notice.

  13. Chuck: You may get the first two, and possibly the third, but definitely not the fourth, since you’re still using IE’s dodgy rendering engine.
    And you will still get the notice since it will display on any IE-based browser.