Thursday, February 23, 2012

Simple Steps to Turn OFF Word Verification and Moderate Comments

I participate in several online challenges each week and have for several years.  I'm sure I'm like most of you and my Internet time is limited,  so I want to make the most of what time I have to be able to visit your blogs and leave you a comment or two.  With the changes to blogger, it has become increasingly more difficult to leave comments on quite a few blogs because of the double word verification that blogger has put in place.  I personally find the two words difficult to read sometimes, and if I input it incorrectly, I have to keep trying to get the right letters before my comment will be accepted.  

So, with all of this being said...I have a favor to ask.  It would be so nice if word verification was turned off and we all just used comment moderation.  

What knowledge I have about blogger, I've learned through trial and error, but I have discovered how to turn OFF word verification and set my blog to comment moderation.  So, for those of you who use blogger, I thought I'd share the steps with you, in case you don't know how to do this.

Go to the design area (where you see the layout of your blog), select the settings tab…then comments.  This is the screen you’ll see: 

Then scroll down the page to the comment moderation section and click the always button…this turns on comment moderation.  Under the Show word Verification for comments…. Check the no button.  This turns off word verification but leaves comment moderation ON and makes it SO much easier for people to leave a comment on your blog.

I know I enjoy getting feedback and blog luv from my followers, so I wanted to make it as easy as possible for everyone to leave me a comment.  I know this looks like a lot of stuff, but it’s super simple and I've found that I get more comments now that I have my verification turned off.  

If you have any questions about how to do this, don't hesitate to shoot me an email (just click on the envelope that says contact me) and I'll do the best I can to help out. 

Thanks for stopping by!  Until next time...


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jimlynn said...

Amen! I've just going crazy trying to leave comments on some blogs with the new verification deal! Thanks for posting this!

Sandra said...

It can be a bit of a pain having word Verification coming up an l must admit it's also annoying and it can put you off it the word isn't easy to read on more than once l have had to change the word 3 times it would be a good idea if it was taken up but you have to remember some bloggers might like the idea of word verification!! nice that you have posted the instructions l don't have it on my blog but there are a lot out there:) Sandra H

Jenny said...

Well explained Susan, makes blogging so much easier :0)
Jenny x

Deborah Frings said...

Susan - that's a brilliant explanation - do you mind if I point to this from my blog? I absolutely hate the new double words verification. I have to admit to skipping some blogs because of it!!

Anonymous said...

Great Post! I agree, those new letters can be really difficult to read, and now 'two' words... what were they thinking! Some blogs I can't leave a 'wordpress' ID at all, I'm not sure what's going on there, at least it still works in my Google a/c, but frustrating all the same!

Lisa A. said...

Thanks, Susan...since the format had changed, recently, I didn't think to check on my settings...but thankfully they were ok...verification is tough(had one tonight, and couldn't get the words right:)!!!)

kingstonmama said...

Those new words are so tricky. I like comment moderation so much better. You had asked if I stamp or die cut first. I almost always cut the shape first and then stamp the image. I don't always get it stamped perfectly the first time, but with clear stamps I can usually get it pretty close just by eye-balling it. Ann

Mary said...

thank you, thank you, thank you!
Hopefully I now have disabled this annoying feature.


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