Sunday, March 18, 2012

Facebook Security Sucks

I am so frustrated and angry with Facebook. Yesterday and today, FB in their infinite wisdom has decided to verify my identity. I make no qualms that I use FB for giveaways, do you know how many things are run on Facebook now? Can't wait till I'm done entering giveaways, got to do it early on.

One of the most stupid forms of account verification I've seen to date is to identify tagged photos. Now, let's see photo that has a dress tagged, another dress tagged an I can't remember what else at the moment is who? Three photos of makeup, the tagged photos are who? A picture of a kid, a group of kids and a sign is who? Whoever thought that tagged photos would make a good form of verification should be fired.

FB, you have my email. If you want to make sure I am who I say I am, send me a damn email that I can click a link to verify that I am indeed using my account, don't give me some unreadable security code or crappy tagged photos to identify. Don't require a text via mobile, which cost me .10 yesterday and for what, you locked me out again today. Use my email.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Giveaway Tools Improving

Just had another chance to use Giveaway Tools here and have to admit they have improved quite a bit. A lot cleaner user interface. The only two things I really don't like it that I have to click to confirm that I follow on Twitter, before I can check the box, code is available to confirm this as long as you're logged in on Twitter. I also don't like that I have to go through the stages of subscribing to email and having to enter the stupid Feedburner verification code, before being allowed to check off the box, when I already subscribe.

It does do a great job of confirming Picket Fence vote and tweet. Press the link, and can check off the entry. Easy, no link to copy and paste for your tweet.

Needs the Facebook code to show if you already like on Facebook, if you're logged into FB, again, many blogs use this code, so it's available. Might want to do this for Networked Blogs as well, if that is used as an entry.

I realize the programmer is trying to make this a verification type program, but it also has to stay user friendly.

The way it's coming along, it would be good for single blog giveaways, but not appropriate for group giveaways.

Anyways, my kudos for the improvements that have been made, I'm glad to see such an improvement and I hope to see even more in the next version.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Word Press Spam Filters Eating My Comments

I want to thank the many blog owners who use WP for working with me to help solve the recent problem of my comments being sent to spam. Thank You.

Seems the programmers of the new WP spam filters, in their infinite wisdom, have decided I'm spam. Since I've successfully commented on some of their blogs before, I assume it has to do with my email address... vlbsweeps. Makes you wonder how many others are having problems. Puts quite a damper on entering giveaways.

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