Monday, August 27, 2012

Comment Verification

When I first began writing this blog I had my security set so tight a beam of light would be able to get through. As time passed and I became more comfortable with what was going on, I changed up most of my settings. The first thing to go was the comment verification. I determined it was a wasted step, many people who wanted to comment on my posts couldn't read the words in that tiny box and it wasted the valuable time of my readers.

I follow a few *Blogger Guide* blogs and this very topic came up last week. Many people who read your blog and want to comment won't do so if they have to fill out one of those word verification bots. So PLEASE reconsider your stance on verification bots. Keep your comments set to monitored, so you can see what a reader has left on your post before it's published to the blog, but if you want to make sure you are receiving the deserved amount of comments, REMOVE THE COMMENT VERIFICATION!

That is all...

18 comments:

  1. I don't use comment verification, but I do have moderation on, so nothing posts from a person until I've approved one comment. I also have an awesome spam filter, so that helps.

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    1. I know! Moderation is good, verification = BAD! LOL!!

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  2. Amen Sister... (let me go see what mine is set at) LOL

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    1. I came across a few of those verification bots when I was doing the awards. They just irritated me more than necessary...

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  3. oh yeah. I hate those things. I have bad eyes and I'm dyslexic, and sometimes when I'd otherwise want to leave a comment I don't because that stuff is terribly annoying!

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    1. I din't know you were dyslexic?? I've done the same thing sometimes, if there is a verification bot I won't leave a comment and sometimes the blog post is more than worthy of at least a way to go...

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  4. I couldn't have put it better. I hate the horrid thing. I'm half-blind and even people with perfect vision have problems seeing the prompts *sigh* I'm glad you removed it, now if only everyone else would, too ;-)

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    1. Maybe we should start a movement to remove the comment verification form all those on our blog roll?? YIKES! That would take quite a few comments and needless verifications... *sigh

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  5. Every time I have to fill it out on another blog I think to myself 'does my blog have that?'. So after reading this I decided to check it out, because I honestly wasn't sure. Guess what? I did. Now I don't. Thanks Vickie!

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    1. You are welcome! And seriously, if you have comment moderation, I don't see any reason to have the verification as well. It's a big waste of time in my book...

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  6. Yes yes they have to go! I try to not let them keep me from commenting but it has happened. I agree about wishing everyone would remove it. I have my cooments open as far as you can get and really I get one spam a month, not really too huge a deal.

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    1. Because I have a couple trolls who frequent my blog I keep the moderation on. It saves my loyal readers an otherwise unpleasant experience when the trolls decide to post their nastiness...

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  7. makes me wonder if I do now. Thanks Vicki. :)

    Stevie

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    1. I can't remember if you do or not... did you check it out? And you are welcome.

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  8. I was not aware mine was set to that But I fixed it LOL

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    1. Thanks Melly! It just gives those who want to comment an easier time of doing so. And anything that's easier on my readers is fine by me.

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  9. I have ours set on only members who've joined could post comments (they can do so without moderation). I've had spammers and trolls before I had it set this way, and I don't even want to bother moderating those.

    So members join, then they can post without moderation, there is none of that bot-verification hassle that eliminates both bots and humans from commenting. I want quality comments anyway, so hopefully people who are interested enough to join will be the only ones commenting.

    And of course if a member happens to be a troll then the member is gone, but that hasn't happened yet, thankfully!

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    1. Yes, I could imagine it wouldn't be pretty if a member decided to post a nasty comment! And BTW, thanks for having me...I'll get my stuff together this week and get a post and bio submitted.

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