Sunday, 7 September 2008

Say NO!!! to word verification

I have come across several blogs that are taking up this campaign and I am 100% behind them. Blog hopping can become such a chore when word verification is on. It's so easy to turn it off and any spam comments are easily deleted if you have comment moderation turned on.

Jane has an excellent post about it here - 3 cheers for those campaigning against word verification, so if you have it enabled please consider taking it off and putting comment moderation on instead and save my sanity.

Thanks for looking,

37 comments:

  1. this is a great idea, actually...i have it turned off and i don't even moderate my comments, it's easy enough to delete the offensive ones or the spam if i get any, which i dont' very often

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  2. Hi Bev, thank you for bringing this to my attention. I didn't realise ( being relatively new to blogging) that you could turn it off. I have now done so, and hope others will follow suit.

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  3. Hi Bev, I absolutely agree with you and as a result I have removed it off my blog. x

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  4. heey bev,

    I will try for a while how it goes without the word verification on. See what happens. If I do get to much spam I will turn it back on. but your right some peaple that watch my blog doesn't know how to give a reaction. hopefully they will understand it better without the word verification.

    greetings femke

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  5. Thanks for reminding me! It turns out I didn't have it on. For my original blog - but I had forgotten to turn it off on my English one! Very thankful for the reminder as I don't like it, myself - and am HAPPY to see it gone from my blog! :D

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  6. Well done Bev, I always find this part of blogging a nightmare and sometimes after two or three attempts at entering the letters without success I give up :( Donna x

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  7. Would love everyone to read this, and glad it is not only me who has a job to read the letters....always takes me a couple of attempts!!
    I have comment moderation after getting some spam and it works fine.

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  8. Hello Bev

    I totally agree with that. I think my verification of words was activated so I made the change


    Brocéliane

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  9. I turned mine off ages ago as it drives me nuts on other blogs! some of us don't see so good, and on occasions I've given up leaving a comment because I can't see the blasted letters clearly! annie x

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  10. turned mine off too - aren't I a good girl, lol
    -x-

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  11. I am so with you all on this one Bev especially when you get the word wrong after typing it in and end up having to do it twice!
    kim x

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  12. I've also now turned mine off

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  13. Being new to blogging, it was auto set. I didn't realize that I could unset it. I think I have managed to do so. If it is still on will someone please let me know?

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  14. Thanks for taking up the campaign to get rid of this pain...Chris and I are already seeing a big difference as we fly our way through bloggy land speading our magic fairy bloggy comments.
    Hugs
    kath
    xxxxx

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  15. Wow thanks for the info! I had no idea I could remove this from my Blog!!!I'm sure all my friends will appreciate it!

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  16. Mine is off as well as the comment moderation as it is easy to delete a comment.

    I find it incredibly irritating with these two items turned on.

    From a sunny South Africa.

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  17. Thanks for bringing it to my attention Bev. Checked but thankfully word verification was off anyway, it is so annoying but it's ages since I set up my blog that I couldn't remember what I'd done! x

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  18. Yes for those of us who leave comments on several sites each and every day, this is a chore that takes so much time. I go blog hopping every day since I am disabled and this is important to me. I love the designers and appreciate that they do blogs for us. I think that the readers of this type of materials aren't a problem: do you know of anyone who has left malicious comments about a card? I've not seen any and from what I have read by the folks who use the comment moderation, it hasn't happened to them either. I'm sure this is a chore for them to moderate each comment we send too. It should be viewed from both sides. This is a limited industry, albeit, a growing industry. But most of our "ladies" don't have bad intentions with their comments. Thanks for trying to halt this time consuming problem. I'm with you too. Linda Crowder

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  19. I've just switched mine off. I always had a bit of a moan when I had to do word verification on other bloggs, little did I realise that mine was on all that time.

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  20. ok i joined the campaign and Im off to turn it off on my blogs :0)

    now if we could only start a campaign to get everyone to turn the music off on their blogs ;0)

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  21. I've even added it to my sidebar too ;0)

    http://my5bratzcreations.blogspot.com/

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  22. I dindn`t even ralize that I had it on my blog, but now I checked it out and stopped it immediately! Thank you very much for the hint, this ist a great idea! :-)))
    Hugs, Renate

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  23. Hi Bev - thanks for the post - I finally took mine off too!!! It is so much easier indeed!!!

    Happy New Year!!! Hugs ~S~

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  24. I took mine off after a few days and haven't had a problem. Its so much better without it

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  25. Hi.
    I've "borrowed" this picture and turn off the verification on my blog.

    Thanks, moi

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  26. I hate trying to decipher those #s & letters & having to try multiple times to get it right so I made sure it's off on my blog & thanks to all who have theirs turned off

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  27. Great advice! I've removed mine. Thanks!

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  28. Mine is off also, and I agree with someone else further up the postings I am afraid I turn the sound off when there is music on a blog........ sorry to anyone with music on theirs ;-) I don't mean to be rude.

    Ann x

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  29. fab idea I think I will take you up on thie & advertise it! Helen x

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  30. I've copied your picture and also what you said (you say it so much better than I could - hope that's ok?) I've turned off my verification too. Like many others I didn't realise it was an option :)

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  31. Hi Bev, thanks for this. I absolutely agree with you and I have removed it off.
    xoxox BA

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  32. Great idea Bev!! I've switched off verification in my blog. Thank you!!

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  33. Hallo Bev,
    ich hab auch wieder ausgeschaltet, ich gebe viel keinen Kommentar, weil mir das zu lange dauert mit der Wortbestätigung, und manchmal muss man 3mal drücken ehe der Kommentar da ist, das kostet viel zeit.
    lg gila

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  34. Hi Bev, I absolutely agree with you and as a result I have removed it off my blog.
    hugs
    zuila

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  35. I so agree! I have never used it on my blog, and I have never gotten any spam comments.

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  36. Hallo Bev, ich bin auch dabei !!!!
    Habe es auf Deutscha bei mir publik gemacht...
    hoffentlich hilft es !?!?!?!

    Greets hellerlittle

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  37. Unlike quite a few people, I did get a lot of spam comments - sometimes 3 or 4 a day and some were pretty gross. I had to turn on moderation. It all depends on how much traffic you get and how far up you are on the search engines. I get good traffic and am far up the search, so this is why I was a target. I don't mind taking a couple minutes a day to moderate the comments. I haven't gotten ANY spam since then either.

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