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Saturday, February 25, 2012

Grrrrrrrr to W.V.

Just Say No - Word Verification


Word Verification is making me a crazy person.  I know I'm not the only one.  Now that Blogger has added another word to type and has distorted the lettering it makes it increasingly difficult and time consuming to go thru the process.  Sometimes I just give up.

The wonderful Ashley Sisk wrote about this.....and easy to follow directions about how to rid yourself of this scourge in her post you can read here.  Please.


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Take a moment to check and see if your blog has this. I know some individuals (yet can respect them) are uncomfortable not having this check and balance for their comments, but perhaps they will try going without the training wheels for a couple weeks just to see how it goes.  It can always be changed back.

Many thanks in advance for at least considering going verification free.

12 comments:

Ross said...

I have noticed that the words have become increasingly difficult to read!

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

It's popular to add a +1 when you agree with a posting or comment. In this case, I'd add as many zeros as I could.

Word verification started as a good concept but it not has been taken to a level that renders it useless.

I'm rapidly evolving to the point at which I will cease commenting on blogs that require word verification.

Kathy said...

You KNOW I agree with ya here! We just need to bring it to everyone's attention...I don't even think many know they HAVE this happening on their blog.

Kathy

Tezzie said...

Oh, I couldn't agree more! I went WV free about a year ago, and the only spam I've received has been caught and filtered by blogger, and was never published (approx 1-2 comments per week, and all I do is delete them from the spam filter)

shirley said...

I totally agree!! The captcha or whatever they are called are getting more obnoxious.

Jen said...

I agree 110%!! It's hard when I'm clicking around blogs with something like the {in the picture} project and want to comment on everyone's posts in a short amount of time. I'm glad I'm not the only one whose noticed this (and need to go to my own blog to make sure it's turned off!)

Carol Blackburn said...

You are so right Susan, this new captcha system is bugging the you know what out of me and I've even started giving up commenting on blogs that have it. Thank goodness we still have regular email to communicate. Take care and 3 deep breaths......

Brenda said...

Certainly the captcha system in use by Blogger is a difficult one and can lead to a frustrating comment experience.

However, at least in the Wordpress world (which is my blogging platform), I have found it necessary to add a conditional Captcha plug-in. It only kicks in if the software thinks the commenter is a spammer. I have done this because my site was innudated with spam from the first weeks of its existence. This meant that I spent an inordinate amount of time reading and deleting spam comments.

So while I completely understand the frustrations with captcha, I also understand the need for its existence, at least in the Wordpress world.

Linda said...

So glad you found this and wrote about it...I have hated it, but am so new to the blogging world, I hesitated to write about it...I did immediately go to mine and make sure it was turned off! Thanks.

seabluelee said...

All I can say is Yes, Yes, YES!!! I totally agree.

Phyllis said...

Thanks Susan, this was helpful. I removed mine.

Gilly7 said...

I loathe word verification!!! It's an exercise in frustration - I can rarely read the words. I've often wanted to comment somewhere and have given up in disgust.

I needed to do something about the spam I was getting on my blog, but really didn't want to use WF. I use a plug-in called Akismet, which has stopped the spam altogether on my Wordpress blog - but there is a small charge. Worth it, though.