Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Is Werd Verification Werth It?

Perfektly Parker asks ...

"Is there really an advantage to having word verification on your comments section of the blog? I don't have it on my blog, but I notice some kitties do. I don't get spam or anything else without it, and sometimes Mommy has a hard time commenting on kitties blogs for me that do have it 'cause v's and u's look a lot alike and slow her time she has to help me comment. Your wise opinions would be appreciated."

Parker, I've tride it both ways and have not fownd an inkreese in spam comments with werd varryfikayshun off. Frum an end-user's standpoint, I HATE werd varryfikayshun and git really frustraytid win I can't deesifer the letters. Sumtimes it deeters me frum leeving comments. It duzn't reely deeter spammers.

I have all of my blog comments forwerded to my emale adress so I can tell imeediyutly if sumwun has left a spam comment... and then I go rite in and deeleete it. I get spam comments VARY INFREEQWINTLY --- like once evry three or for munths --- so it's definitly not a problim. I wood rekummend that evrywun hoo uses werd varryfikayshun tern it off for a wile and see if yoo encownter any problims. I'm gessing yoo won't. And then we'll all be much happier.

Jeter Harris may wish to way in on this, tho, cuz he has vary fermly-held convikshuns win it comes to werd varryfikayshun!

7 comments:

Parker said...

Thank you Skeezix, I feel the same way and I have not left comments at times just because Mommy gets so frustrated.

Daisy said...

I turned mine off several weeks ago and have not had any problems! I don't know why, but sometimes I have trouble figuring out the letters, too.

Kaze, Latte, or Chase said...

Yes I can never read those words and I never turned it on and neither did Latte or Chase. We've never had a problem. I do hope others try it without.

Kaze

Cyclone Cats said...

we turned ours off too. we agree sometimes it slows us down trying to figure it out. we haven't had no spammers.

Cheysuli said...

I don't mind word verification but as I don't blog on blogger, I hate when you turn off annonymous comments because I can't comment!

Fi Fi said...

This is why I prefer using wordpress.org (not .com). Yes I have to pay for hosting (or rather the servants do) but with the Akismet SPAM plug-in, I get nada, zip, zilch.

Caesar and Princess said...

we HATE werd verificayshin.
It takes too much time to figure out the letters... and if you goof up you have to keep trying.
Bleh!