Saturday, 2 January 2010

Blog Comments.....

Hello all,

I follow Curt's blog here. He chose to submit his last post about an issue I feel quite strongly about. You'll all be aware that when you leave comments on some blogs you get taken to a word verification area. If you're lucky this comes up on the screen quite quickly, you type it in and your comment goes through. More and more however this isn't what happens, there can be a delay, then the word is hard to read and you copy it back wrongly only to have to start again.
Other blogs have you typing in all kinds of information including your blog address. All this is so time consuming when you're blog hopping and I believe there are people out there put off leaving comments for this reason.

For months now I have been blogging without the word verification on my blog and can I say I have never had any trouble with people leaving strange or nasty messages and if they did I would just put them where they deserved to be........ in the trash!!

On his blog Curt left the following information which you might like to consider if you are nervous about removing 'word verification' from your blog.

1. Click on "customize" at the top of your blog (in Blogger).

2. Click on the "settings" tab.

3. In settings, click on the "comment" tab.

4. Look for "Show Word Verification" make sure "no" is checked.

5. Look for "Comment Form Placement" and click "pop-up window".

6. Look for "Comment Moderation" and click "always". Then make sure you enter your email address in the box provided so that you are notified when there are new comments waiting to be approved.

7. Click save settings.

Think about this ...... when we blog hop, and more of us are joining quite large blog hops it will save so much time, time that could be better spent doing the thing we love.... Papercraft.

I thought I might change my settings to give this a go see how it works for me too.

Leave me a comment let me know what you think!

Till next time.


8 comments:

craftieodamae said...

Think I'll do mine too, TFS!

Patti said...

I agree with you and Curt completely! I have gotten so frustrated sometimes I just don't leave the comment! LOL! Have a Happy New Year my friend!

Kerrie said...

I've seen this on lots of blogs, I will give it a go, and see. Kez

CraftinGranny said...

Thanks so much Sue!!! I'm trying to customize my blog, and boy, do I have a lot to learn.... Thanks for sharing!
"Hugs" Granny

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Andrea said...

Thanks Sue! Fantastic info, and something you don't think to change!

Curt in Carmel said...

Great post my friend! I think that we are really making great strides in changing people's minds on this subject! I appreciate your help! Best, Curt