Friday, December 11, 2009

An Appeal - PLEASE TURN OFF WORD VERIFICATION!!!

I read this on Lorraine's blog today and have to say I totally agree so am passing the message on:-

I appeal to everyone to please turn off word verification !! If you like, use the owner approval option, then you can weed out undesirables ! I have never used word verification and I have NEVER had any problems. When you have to leave so many comments on cards it takes twice as long and in my opinion completely unnecessary! With everyone being so busy at the moment this little gesture will make all the difference to many of us.

Another thing to consider is also having your comment box pop up in a separate window - it then allows the viewer/commentor of your post to continue viewing your card and leave a comment at the same time!

These are all time-saving tips which especially help during this particularly hectic time! Thanks for taking the time to read this and take it into your consideration!

Hugs,
Danielle x



PS. Lorraine is having some blog candy - these gorgeous snowflake spellbinder dies. Open until December 16th - head on over there and sign yourself up!!

8 comments:

Kellie Winnell said...

Ugh I understand the pain Danielle, sometimes you want to comment on everyone's but the time it takes can be 1-3 hours just to get trhough them. I do have the verification on because when I did I would get between 5-10 spam comments a day i would have to delete off the blog. I might look into a better way and see what I can come up with :)
Hugs, Kel x

dolcreations said...

Now those are the kind of snowflakes that I love to see coming down on your blog!!!LOL I am not much of a winter person can you tell!!!!

Danielle thanks for the heads up on this matter.
Christine

Patti said...

I totally agree! I try to spread the love and it gets really, really long with verification!

KanataNewf said...

thanks for the reminder, Danielle. I went through a spat of spam on my own blog and turned EVERYTHING on. Just switched back to just the owner approval. Will see how that goes...

Carolyn said...

I don't know how to take it off, can you advise? I'm taking your advice and writing Magnolia, they didn't come again today. Do you have tons of snow up there?
Hugs xx
Carolyn

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

As you say, you haven't had a problem. I have. Very nasty, explicit comments left. And when I stopped for a short while, it was back again within days. So now this is how I handle it. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

I agree. Word verification is very time consuming! I have never had a problem with inappropriate comments but have had some spam. I do know, however, a lot have.

Have a great weekend!

hugs,
Chris

Doris said...

Love your blog, and I'm adding it to my bookmarks list. I totally agree with your remarks about the verifications--takes way too long! Sometimes down-right annoying. I've never had a problem on my blog with unwanted comments, so it really is unnecessary.

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