Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Technical details: no more verification!

I had a comment yesterday that the poster would comment more on my blog if I didn't have the word verification step before commenting. I didn't even know I had had it!

I agree wholeheartedly, though. It seems like a generally useless piece of technology for personal blogs (I don't get spammed, though, so maybe that's just my feeling about it!) I often times go to comment on a blog, see that I will have to do the "word captcha" and then decide not to comment. I just want to quick drop a note and move on! I will go through the process if I really want to comment, though.

Anyway, I think I have removed it! I don't want to dissuade anyone from commenting (I really, really love getting those emails that alert me someone has commented... it makes me feel so connected :)).

Have a great day, loves!


  1. Word verification does not bother me and doesn't stop me from commenting. I usually get the code right the first time anyway.

    Funny you post this because I was actually thinking of turning mine on. I've recently started getting a lot of spam. Out of nowhere. And I was gonna post about that today. :)

  2. I was getting spammed something terrible but hate word verification so instead I am blocking anonymous commenters. That seemed to have worked. :)

  3. Thanks Jeanette, Most people DON'T realize they have it turned on because Blogger started activating it automatically when a blog is formed. I've never had a problem with spam and my blog has been around for 2 1/2 years now, so I don't think it will become a problem.

    I really enjoy reading your posts!