Friday, 24 August 2012

Word and Number Verifiation

Is Blogger's word and number verification getting you down? Well now's the time to join Chookyblue and I and turn it off on your blogs. You might be surprised how many more comments you might get. Just the other day I had 5 attempts to leave a comment on someones blog and after the 5th I gave up, so it makes me wonder how many others have wanted to leave a comment but given up. Could this be the reason why blogland seems to be very quiet lately. So please think about turning it off, most spam gets picked up and put in the spam folder and if someone leaves a not very nice comment you can delete it.
If you're not happy you can always switch back.

22 comments:

Roseanne said...

I think mine is turned off I do not like it eather some time it take me 3 to 4 dose as well.

Quilt Kitty said...

I turned mine off ater having the same problems trying to comment. It was about 4 months ago & so farI have had only 2 advertising comments & they were inoffensive so all good. Hope you got some shopping in today! Tracee xx

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

This new verification is very frustrating! I turned my off a couple of years ago, when blogger upgraded their spam control. Also if you do not allow anonymous comments you probably won't get much if any spam. I know I have left fewer comments when I have to wrestle with the W&NV monster.

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

I'm finding the same Jo...I think I have turned mine off!

Vickie said...

yep I turnede min eof awhile ago, so dang frustrating..I know I'm not a robot but gee I am not einstien either trying to work some of thewm out,thanks for turning it off it sure makes commenting pleasurable again,cheers Vickie

shez said...

thankyou Jo as i am sick of it i tried 6 times on one site the other day i swear those words are getting harder to read.xx

Gill said...

I hate word verification! I'm sure it's getting worse! Yesterday it took me 9 attempts! often I just give up!

Anonymous said...

I would turn mine off if I had a blog, but I don't!

Cyndi loves to stitch said...

I turned mine off, but then due to being part a huge blog hop and fear of getting a lot of spam turned it back on. Thanks for reminding me. I need to go turn it back off. Thanks for the hint about anonymous comments too!! I keep getting those spammers on one post in particular.... setting the anonymous thing out to take care of that.

Chookyblue...... said...

lets hope a few more turn there's off.......

Lib said...

I turned mine off ages ago but was moderating until recently, I haven't had any problems at all- except when commenting on others that have it still on lol!

Sweet Cinnamon Stitches said...

I've had mine turned off for some time now, as I was having difficulty I thought others would too.

Cubby House Crafts said...

Blogging and commenting shouldn't be so stressful!!
I have had lots more comments since switching mine off.

Lisa

Lizzie said...

mine's been off since the day they put this new one on! I turned off anonymous comments over a year ago and I can count on one hand the number of nasties I've had. it is really frustrating trying to read the letters...you can ignore the numbers though as they don't register..
Lizzie
xxx

Sarah said...

It is very off-putting with the WV, so dont bother! Good that some of you girls are taking it off.... its going to be so much easier! I have had mine off for quite a while now and have not had much spam

Kris said...

Yep, turned mine off ages ago now and have had no probs at all. If I did get any spam I would just delete it, but have had nothing. The lack of problems I have had makes me wonder why all the increasingly difficult to read word verification is needed? The current blogger filters seem to work quite well on my blog!

Chriss said...

Yay, I do have trouble with this and so pleased that someone has recognized it. Love your blog.

Chriss said...

Yay, I do have trouble with this and so pleased that someone has recognized it. Love your blog.

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

I am feeling your pain and now know what tomorrows post is! thank you hugs

Jenny of Elefantz said...

Mine is off too...I had to put moderation on though as I was getting heaps of spam still coming through.
Hugs
Jen

Anonymous said...

thanks for sharing.

The Altered Paper said...

Mine is off! I usually give up leaving a comment after 2 attempts. It is so annoying not to be able to read the letters! Tee