Saturday, August 28, 2010

Desire disabling 'word verification' on your blog?

I detest required 'word verification' on comments. I ♥ leaving comments on blogs. But the majority of the time, I type my comment, then type in the word required, click "post comment", have to wait, scroll down to find my comment again, make sure it's accurate & then click "post comment" again. Depending on the number of comments already posted by others, this can be time consuming. Word verification for commenters is just flat out a pain in the arse. That said, every time I disabled mine, I got spammed ridiculously! In order to prevent spamming, I assumed I had to have word verification enabled.

So you remember Melissa. You know, I just adore her & her blog. And her very sweet personality. She gave me the solution to disabling word verification & not getting spammed! Yippee! Immediately I followed her instructions & let me tell you - I no longer have word verification enabled (yippee again!) & I get spammed none. Not one time since I implemented the changes. Woot! Ü

Here's what you do:

1.) On your dashboard, click on 'Settings'.
2.) Choose 'Comments'.
3.) Under 'Who Can Comment?', choose option: 'Registered Users - includes OpenID'.
4.) Under 'Show word verification for comments?', choose option: 'No'.
5.) Click 'Save Settings'.

Tada! Disabling Word Verification might just get you some more comments! Then again, maybe not. But those who do comment, will very much appreciate you removing this one extra step. Happy quicker commenting! :)


caffeinatedblessings said...

I removed word verification from my blog too. I've read several places that people won't take the time to post if they have to do it. It's hard enough to get people to post! LOL

I do have moderate on though. Only because I have one person that lives to write snarky comments on my posts and I want to catch them before she does it.

GraceesMommy said...

I hate it as well. It is incredibly stupid.

Launa said...

Might have to add this to my blog. To be quite honest I've never realized what a pain it is but I think that's because I didn't know it could be removed!!
As far as the "delayed autolock" we have a GM truck too so maybe that's a feature they have on all their cars. My hubby says he disenabled it (at the dashboard with the keys on the steering wheel) but I don't trust it... gonna have to be extra careful not to put the keys down in the car!
Don't know what to tell you about the attack of the winshield wiper fluid! hehe!
Hope you guys are having a great week!

Carla Marie said...

Hi Melissa, thanks for your advice! I removed the word verification, I guess I didn't even know it was there, haha! I'm still a little new to blogging :)