Monday, February 27, 2012
For the last month or so I noticed that more and more bloggers were requiring word verification before publishing a comment. I found it a bit frustrating when I attempted to comment, but had to try three or more times to have it published. Call me impatient or the b-word, but if I have to attempt more than twice I'm outta there leaving no evidence that I paid a visit.
Then there are the blogs that not only ask for word verification, but the blogger must read and approve all comments before the comment is published. I sure understand safety and all that, but isn't both word verification and blogger approval a bit much? I'm just askin....
Perhaps I've been fortunate, but I've just never had that big of a problem with spammers/stalkers/or otherwise nasty virtual villains. Or maybe it's that I don't give a damn all that much. While I don't want people stealing my words or pictures, I guess it's not that big of a deal if they do, is it? Sure it's unethical, immoral, and just plain wrong, but let's face it....I'm no Diane Arbus...yet. (ha!)
I figure if I want people to leave a comment I better make it as easy as taking a photo of Toadie the tabby stretched out on the carpet.
I know others have talked about this on their blogs and I'm lending my voice to the fray. Click your Settings tab, go to Comments and scroll down through every question making sure you have the settings checked the way you want them and if you can find it in your heart....where it says show word verification, check NO!