Saturday, November 8, 2008

Here is how it's done...#3 Turn Off Comment Word Verification


I love you all, but...

TURN OFF YOUR DAMN COMMENT WORD VERIFICATION!!!!

I love your blog. I love to comment on your blog.
But I am so damn sick of typing in those characters to prove I am not a Comment Bot/Spammer, I could simply SPIT!!!

Please...for the love of all that is good and holy... TURN IT OFF!!!!! You know how many times I have been spammed? in 80 posts? Zero. Bagel. Bupkus. Nada. So PLEASE do it, already.

Here's how in the New Blogger:

Click Customize
Click the Settings Tab
Click Comments
Where it says "Show word verification for comments?" put the radial button in "No"
Click Save Settings, and you are done.


While you are at it, can you also make it so I can reply to your comment over email? Here's how.
And check out my right sidebar for more Blogger How-to articles.

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21 comments:

Soxy Deb said...

Dude! I did a post about that a couple of weeks ago. What the heck? Most of the time I can't read the damn letters anyway and then I end up doing it twice. Grrr!

And mine has been about 250 posts and I HAVE been spammed - ONCE. *delete* - Easy Breezy.

Remove Your Word Verifications People!!!
Your Killing Me!!
Thanks :) - much love and kisses...

Jay @halftime lessons said...

Great minds, champ!

Wait till you folks get to see what SoxyDeb, Kristina and Joy are up to on Monday...

Kelli @ Gohn Crazy said...

I turned mine off a week or two ago. I turned it on for having two spams but I realize I can delete comments for that reason and I saw another of the bloggers I follow was complaining about them because of dyslexia. I honestly never thought of that. So off it came. :)

Liz said...

Yes people yes!!! TURN IT OFF!!! Thank you again....another great tip!!

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

Word verification drives me nuts, especially the typepad one that loads a new page for i. Sorry but once I have hit 'post' I move on to the next tab & I won't see that word verification until I go to close the tab, when a new one will need to load itself. Assuming I don't just close my browser.

jill jill bo bill said...

The word verication for a guy's site I visited last night was "undie" hw funny is THAT? Just for the record- I HATE WV.

Piece o' Coconut Cake said...

OK. Jay, jsut for you (and everyone else)! so everybody come and comment now!

Kristina P. said...

Jay, I couldn't agree more! I've been spammed twice. In over 200 posts.

This means you should be commenting on all my posts now. :)

Ann said...

Hey look at me!
I've already done these things. How hospitable am I? :->

avtcoach said...

I'm new to your blog and already I have learned a new skills! It was driving me nuts but did not know how to do it! Just turned off that word verification! Came to read about Monday.

Nikowa said...

I agree completely! UGH!

Wendyburd1 said...

Hallelujah...in no offensive way. LOL! I HATE word verification...especially when I FAIL and have to do it AGAIN!! Please turn them OFF people!! It's a waste of time!! Time is PRECIOUS!!

Michelle said...

Thanks for trying to convince the blogger friends that they won't get tons of spam if the turn off the WV.

WV really sucks!

Brenda said...

Thanks for the suggestion. I took a quick poll of my friends and it seems no one likes it. . . I have never thought about it.

Momma Trish said...

I hate word verification. But sadly, I do get spammed if I turn it off. It happens the moment I hit "Publish". At least 10 spam comments will automatically appear. I can't stand that either. I wish I could turn it off, but I just can't stand being harassed like that. (On my little nondescript mommy blog with oh so few readers ... why don't they leave me alone?)

Sorry. Wish I could shut it off. If I could, I surely would.

But thanks for visiting me and posting a comment anyway. :)

...love Maegan said...

i originally did not have it on ...but then I got spammed comments ...so I turned it on. I will remove it ...maybe.... but if I get so much as ONE, I'm turning it back on ...lol

Michelle said...

WOW! Thanks! I have learned so much on your blog just in 5 minutes! LOL!!

Jennifer said...

Thank you for walking me through how to do that! I detest word verification. It usually takes 3 tries and if it is going to take that long, I give up.

Audrey said...

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog! AND I got rid of the WV! ;) Love your blog BTW!

Just A Mom (call me JAM for short) said...

Saving blogger's sanity. One blogger at a time. I had no idea I was driving everyone nuts. Thanks Jay!

Ok.... now stop by, leave a comment, say hi.

Elm said...

The word verification on some people's blogs are not working! When I try to leave a comment the word verification pops up but never loads. Get the word out! Turn the dang thing off!

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