Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Word Verification


Not that I have loads of extra time on my hands, but I read my share of blogs every day. I like to leave comments if it makes sense because as a writer of two blogs, reading comments makes me feel that people are in fact reading, not just mistakenly landing here.

I just counted: 52 regular blogs I visit daily. (Impossible!) I spend about an hour reading and commenting and about 30-60 minutes constructing posts. I don't do this all at once. mind you, but my interest lies in many places and it's nice to feel connected with people.

The one thing I hate, though is word verification when I'm leaving a comment on somebody's blog. First of all, The swirly words aren't always easy for me to read. Makes me feel dizzy and like I should be wearing a helmet to figure out the code so in case I tip over. See the picture of the handicapped person? That's me. All challenged.

It just makes everything take LONGER. I have a job, people! I understand the word verification "system" eliminates auto commenters (why would anyone have that job? Point being to annoy??)
So, I took my word verification off both my blogs months ago and I get one spammer a month which is easy to discard. So fellow bloggers: please help out an easily disoriented, have no extra time for extra energy spent gal living in Florida. The heat already is a challenge.

See? I can't even speak English anymore!

11 comments:

egassner said...

LOL! I am TOTALLY with you on this! I never set it up to begin with...I hate them! Let alone when you get it wrong....you have a whole new puzzle to figure out.
Here's to hoping everyone will remove them!

Marr Williams said...

I totally agree. It's a pain. I use Wordpress and it has a spam filter add-on that works great for me.

Eat Well (was Teresa R) said...

For you, Jo, I'll take mine out (I think I have one anyway...I'm not even sure...). xo

koinonia community said...

I hate'm too, but I think I have one set up. I can't tell the p's from the q's and t's from r's. I just have all sorts of issues. Hadn't even thought of not using it. Duh! Thanks for the nudge. I will JUST SAY NO to word verification.

Suds to Love said...

I fixed for you! I hate them too.

Anne-Marie said...

Ditto! The word verification drives me a bit bonkers.

That said, I am so not up to your standards of 52 blogs. I am lucky if I hit 10-20 a day but on the weekends, I do blog binge a bit =)

Thanks for saying what I think every time I have to type the word in. =)

Heidi said...

I get so annoyed by them, but I haven't done anything about my own. DUH! = ) I'll try to remember to get those off today!

Leslie said...

I hate them too! I took mine off a few weeks ago!!

dcyrill said...

For you Joanna the ban is lifted. LOL
So please comment on my blog to your heart's content. :)

pennie said...

I agree, that feature can be so annoying, I think I'll disable mine too!

Anonymous said...

where is everyone ???