Thursday, 4 September 2008

Candy...... and word verification.

Firstly.....Glenda has some stamps to give away..but with a little twist. Click here to find out more.

Secondly....Kristin ..check out the blog candy here.

Last but not least....Chris... this is some awesome candy!!

ARGUMENTS AGAINST WORD VERIFICATION
Everyone will have their own view, but in my case, I regard the removal of word verification as a basic courtesy to my visitors who are kind enough to take the time to leave comments. Being aware of their comments through comment moderation, but not hindering them with word verification is the very least I can do to reciprocate their courtesy to me.The problem with word verification is that it takes too long. The characters are very often hard to decipher, and it’s frustrating when you get them wrong and have to re-enter the little suckers!So this campaign is on behalf of busy bloggers. Please spare a thought for the poor bloggers who work so hard at getting round as many blogs as possible to leave sprinkles of blessing and good vibes wherever they go. The terrible proliferation of this awful plague of word verification is a blight on their efforts to make the Land of Blog a cheerier place.
I think most people don't realise that they have word verification on their blogs by default, or how easy it is to switch it off, and perhaps not realising how annoying it is for other bloggers. Either that, or they’re under the misapprehension that they will be bombarded with spam messages. This is not the case. I’ve had mine switched off now for three of the four months that I’ve been blogging, and have had two spam comments. The responses I’ve had from other bloggers to my earlier posts on this topic back this up. (You can see the comments in response to my previous post on this subject, HERE.)For safety’s sake, have comment moderation on for sure, but please consider canceling word verification on your blog. Maybe for a trial period, and see how you get on.Unless there are thousands of comments being left, comment moderation shouldn’t be too much of an issue for the blog owner, and other bloggers will also be more inclined to leave comments if they can see that you don’t use word verification.


3 comments:

ANGELO said...

Thanks for joining my blog candy. Good luck in the draw!
Kristin :)

Christine (Craftling) said...

Hi, Sue! :o)

This is perfect! Thank you for joining in with my 'blog candy against word verification' campaign! You have FIVE entries in the draw. Best wishes with that! :o)

I would encourage you to protect your blog, though, by switching ON Comment Moderation. This will stop the occasional spam comment from getting through, without causing any problems for visitors to your blog.

Your choice, of course! ;o)

Take care and God bless..

Chris xx

Christine (Craftling) said...

Ah! Sorry.. it's late, and my brain is clearly shutting down for the night! You already DO have comment moderation! lol ;o)

Chris xx