Tuesday, April 27, 2010

You Have Homework

A while back, a commenter pointed out that I had word verification enabled on my comments. Actually, she threatened to punch me if I didn't disable it. I totally see where she was coming from.

At the time, I'd been blogging for a good year and had no idea word verification was enabled. I didn't realize until someone pointed it out that I was forcing people to spend twice as long as they should have been trying to get their comment posted. I'm thinking it must be a setting that Blogger automatically enables and if you don't want it, you have to change it yourself. Word verification is pointless. If you're concerned about spam, enable comment moderation and reject those pesky Viagra links as they come in. It takes ONE second!

Okay Blogger bloggers, here's your homework:

1. Go to your main page and click on "Settings"
2. Click on "Comments"
3. Scroll down until you see the question "Show word verification for comments?" and if "yes" is selected, click on "no"
4. Save changes

Hop to it, bloggers! Don't make me punch you.

14 comments:

Jude@ThisJewels4You said...

Thank you for the quick lesson! I completed my homework; now can I have a cookie!!!! Have a great day. Jude

Meeko Fabulous said...

LoL I took mine off a while ago too. I figured if I'm already moderating comments, there's no need for someone to punch in a code too. :)

Suburban Princess said...

Thank you! I didnt realise I had wv too!

laterg8r said...

hilarious - love that the person was threatening violence over something so trivial LOL :D

Dimple said...

Well, I will think about it...
Thanks for the visit, and taking the time to do the word verification!

GLENDA BROOKS said...

Done and Done! Thanks for the tutorial! I'm a little techie challenged!

Deb Neerman said...

Comment verification is a real drag .. thanks for speakin' out against it!!

In Real Life said...

My homework's all done! I didn't even know that I had word verification turned on, thank you for showing me how to do this.

Janine said...

Word verification be damned along with all those viagra links as well as the ones in Chinese... Wish I could read those!! Wonder what they say!!!

Melanie Jane said...

Okay -- don't threaten Violence -- I will try now!

Melanie Jane said...

Done! :) Excellant prompting, clearly the threat of harm works for me -- can you threaten me so I get my housework done too?

Nezzy said...

I'm with ya sister! If I get a comment that is spam, mean or totally off the wall I just trash it and go on. When I started bloggin' a year ago word verification consisted of only a few letters, now the verification is almost longer than the comment. 'Cept for mine...would ya look at the way I keep goin' on and on??? Heeeheheh!

God bless ya and have a terrific Thursday, sweetie!!!

In Real Life said...

Hi! Just stopping in to let you know, that I tagged you in the first blog post meme over at my blog.

Heather said...

Thank you for the homework. It took me longer than I thought it would, but I found the button and unchecked the word verification on mine too.

I've been tagged and now I'm tagging you to re-post your 1st post. If you are up for it, I would love to see what you got!