Monday, 23 April 2012

Turnng off that annoying word verification on blogger blogs

You know that completely annoying thing that makes you type in a word that you cannot read before you leave a comment?  Well it's gone from this blog - thank goodness.

I thought I'd share how I did it in case it helps anyone else.
The captcha tool is intended to make sure that it is a human posting a comment rather than a robot but I seriously suspect that it may only be robots that can decipher the strange hieroglyphs that are presented.

Us bloggers love to receive comments from our readers but this is the ultimate way to put people off from commenting:  I should know because I often don't go through with posting a comment when presented with the captcha unless I really really like the blog, I simply have much better uses of time than learning sandscript or whatever it is.
OK, so the example above isn't too difficult but that's a rarity I assure you!

Here's how to remove it from your Blogger blog (you'll can still choose to approve comments before they are published so you won't get spammed into oblivion).

Go to your normal blogger dashboard (by clicking on the Blogger bar at the top of your homepage on the right hand side and selecting 'design'. 


Why don't you try it out and leave a comment and see how easy it is?:)

6 comments:

  1. Woo hoo! Can't stand captcha - makes me rethink leaving comments sometimes :-)

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    1. It's such a shame isn't it? I'm coming over to see how it went....

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  2. Great idea! You know what trips me up a lot? It's having to sign in. When I'm on my phone I have to sign in to an account and I don't have those passwords committed to memory. I'll have to follow your blogger tutorial some day soon to remove my sandscript function :).

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    1. Gosh, that does sound annoying! I wonder if you have an option to stay signed in? I'm amazed people can even leave comments at all via their phone - I don't even have a mobile phone at the moment!!! x

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  3. Hi! Been following your blog for a couple of weeks now. Giving a try to the non-word verification comment posting, let's see if I get more comments on my blog ;)
    Thanks for pointing that out, didn't think of that because this word verification has never really bothered me to leave comments on other ppl's blogs... but I do understand that some ppl might not like it. Let's see!

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    1. Bienvenue Fred! You must be a lovely patient type of person - without people like you I wouldn't have had any comments at all! Thank you.

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