Sunday, March 16, 2008

Word Verification

I'm sticking my neck out a bit here, but I have a request:

Can we all disable word verification???

I know it's an option to not allow spam comments- but do they really hurt anything anyway?
I just know that when I'm going through my blogroll and trying to comment on everyone's blog- I get frustrated when I encounter word verification because it takes more time and half the time I can't decipher the letters and it takes me 2 times to get it correct.

I hope this doesn't make me sound crabby- I'm just asking- and you can decide from there.

To turn it off- sign into your blogger account and go to comments - then go down to word verification and click on no.

Just my 2 cents!







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21 comments:

Mari said...

I'm with you sister! I just hate that thing. It truly does take at least twice as long to comment that way. I am quite sure there are times that my comments have been lost because I clicked out not realizing that I typed the wrong letters. I don't have it and only once have I had a spam comment. If you do get scammed, you can remove it yourself. There's my rant for the day!

Ginger said...

...and I thought you were such a nice person, hehe. I agree totally with you. I have a hard enough time just typing my comments let alone trying to ge the verification straight after several tries.

I'm with Mari and have lost my comments so many times because I forget to re-enter after my preview.

I just don't get spam. I guess no one really cares about me, hehe.

Have I told you lately that I just love you? We are NOT waiting six months to got out again. I'm game to meet you anytime you can head out for a cup of coffee.

Michelle said...

i have taken it down..I don't like word verification either..I hope that you sis will have you over for a meal when her fancy smancy slow cooker comes?!?!

Terri said...

I'm in agreement with you - although I didn't know about it being on mine until you told me. Good reminder for everyone to check theirs!

Anonymous said...

I hate it too. I just went to make sure mine was turned off.

Nate and Brenda said...

Ugh that Anonymous post was me!

Deborah said...

I'm not sure I have it on mine...do I?? I'm happy to see any comments LOL
BTW, cheri, thanks for stopping by...when you come back, scroll down...there is a sonific music player...you can hear some of my songs on there.

Cherdecor said...

I didn't know that mine was up so I checked and sure enough, so I took it off. Thanks!

Bonnie said...

OK ... I took mine off. I had it on because I got some spam on my recipe blog. Just a word of warning. If you do get some spam ... don't click on it. The two I've had on the recipe blog were viruses. Just like people send in emails ...

So ... just delete it without opening and you should be fine !

Melissa said...

I totally agree! Sometimes I'm really lazy and if people have that thing up, I just don't comment. Pretty bad huh? I have never had it on mine, and I just recently got a few spam messages, but I deleted them - no problem. :)

LeslieW. said...

AMEN!!!!That's all I have to say! ;)

Shelly said...

Hi, I know your sister Mari and was taking a look at your blog and thought yours looked really cool. How did you get the pics of the kids at the top like that? I am new to blogging. Thanks, Shelly

Mississippi Songbird said...

If I can figure it out..lol
I know what you mean. I enjoyed reading your blog. Have a great coming week and Happy Easter!

Jennifer Partin said...

I wholeheartedly agree 100%! I get those darn letters wrong too. (that's a lot of my frustration too)

julie said...

Thanks for posting this, I didn't even realize that I had mine on! It's off now. I think - if it isn't tell me!

Angela @ Refresh My Soul Blog said...

Yeah it frustrates me too-many times I mess it up! :)
I think mine is off-if you find different let me know.

I do have it so I first have to approve comments. That helps so I reject spam comments.
Blessings,
Angela

Nancy said...

Amen to that, I can never get that word verification thing right the first time & sometimes get frustrated & don't comment at all because of it. Thank you thank you

Nancy said...

Amen to that, I can never get that word verification thing right the first time & sometimes get frustrated & don't comment at all because of it. Thank you thank you

Deborah said...

I took mine off, then I read on another site that if someone clicks on those spam messages you can get a virus...so I have it on again, until I decide if it's worth the risk! So, please don't stop commenting on mine because of the crazy letters! LOl

Mel's World said...

Your wish is my command...I knew it was there, but never really thought that it might be "frustrating" to others. Thanks for giving us the heads up!

Melissa

Laura said...

I think it's annoying too - but I know that some people have had problems with it being vulgar or bad spam that they don't want on their blog, so that's probably the reason - I'll take mine off too though and see how it goes.