Thursday, February 10, 2011

Word Verification Blues

I write and read tons of blogs. I get that spam is a real problem for those of us who tackle a part of our lives in the blog hemisphere. But I have a complaint that there is nothing, absolutely nothing I can do anything about. WORD VERIFICATION when adding a comment!

I think once you are a registered "follower" you shouldn't have to verify your comment...after all, how many porn spammers are named CremeMagnolia? But that's just me. I have my blog set to post immediately, I simply don't have time to moderate. And I know that anyone who posts to my blog has to verify their post...sorry I can't help it.

However, since word verification is the way of the land, why don't the big blog hosts make the words easier to read? It is on rare occasion that I actually get the verification right on the first try. Maybe it's my eyes, glasses or just my fingers but I never seem to get it right! I even had special prescription glasses made just to use at my computer...and the verification continues to slap me in the face on a regular basis.

I know I can't be the only one to have this problem.  There are bloggers of all ages on the internet and I find it hard to believe I am the only one to loath the word verification process! Speaking of ages, here's a couple who probably have my problem:

I'm off to verify some more words! Ciao for now.


  1. I'm with you! I don't have word verification on my blog, and only one of my posts has ever drawn any spam in the 2+ years I've been writing on it.

  2. You can turn it off!!!

    Go to dashboard and click on settings. Underneath settings, click on comments. Scroll down to 'show word verification' and click on no. Scroll to the bottom of the page and save settings.

    I was doing a happy dance when I figured this out a while back. Hope this helps!

  3. I know- impossible to read sometimes!! I agree with Annette, you can turn it off in Blogger!

  4. don't think of the word verification as a "word". I just spell the letters and don't try to pronounce it. You can remove word verification if you like :)

  5. I don't like them either.
    But hey, I usually get them right on the first go;)


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