Monday, November 12, 2012

Craptcha Captcha

I couldn't resist this "Captcha Awareness" Day, so if you'll oblige me with a quick post that could very well pertain to you if you use Blogger ....


Around the blogosphere, bloggers are posting in effort to reduce the amount of captcha requirements that many still use on their blogs. If you do, no biggie. We still love you. We just wanna remind you that you can disable the feature and your followers will love you all the more for it.

Let's face it, the captcha phrases are blurry and hard to read and half the time I get them wrong when I enter them. This slows my blog visits down in a big way and reduces the amount of blogs I'm able to visit. Those blogs without the captcha feature are user friendly, and that's what we want when we blog, right?

If you're not sure whether this feature is enabled on your blog, take a moment to check and be a friend to your fellow blogger by disabling. If later you find bogus comments, you can always enable again. I've had mine disabled for two years now and never had a problem.

Here's what you do:

From your Blogger Dashboard go to Settings on the bottom left

There will be a sub menu. Select Post and Comments

From there you can select NO on Show Word Verification

Then just make sure to Save.

That's it! Plain and simple and your followers will thank you! Feel free to spread the word with your own post on how to remove the captcha craptcha. You can click on the pic above to find others posting about today.

What are your thoughts on captcha? Is there a reason why you've chosen to keep it? Will you help spread the word? Any news to share? Happy Monday!


30 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Turn it off!
I think most bloggers who have it on don't realize it, since the blog owner can't see it.

Suzi said...

Spreading the word.

I've got a WordPress blog, so when you create your blog, it doesn't default to on. At least it didn't on mine.

Hate it too because I've got fumble fingers and get it wrong half the time.

SA Larsenッ said...

'K, PK. I LUV you so much, right now! I can't stand WORD VERIFICATION, especially this new kind that totally screws with our eyes.

Karen Walker said...

Hate hate hate captcha - thanks for this awareness post.
Karen

Old Kitty said...

It honestly doesn't bother me but I know it's more disliked than liked! LOL!!

Take care
x

Carla White said...

I use it because it has drastically reduced the amount of spam I get on my blog and blogs that I ghost write for. I also don't find it that annoying because I've noticed that, even when you type the wrong thing, it still allows you through. It just wants to verify that you're human and not a robot, which I am okay with wanting verification on. There's enough spam in the world, if I can help reduce some of it and it only takes readers a few seconds, then I'm all for it. It also helps me reduce the amount of spam I have to go through and tag, which gives me more time for far more productive things.

Small Town Shelly Brown said...

Beautifully said!
I wholeheartedly support this post for all of its unadulterated truth.

J. A. Bennett said...

Awesomeness indeed! Down with Captcha!

Carrie-Anne said...

I freaking hate captchas, and how much harder they're getting to decipher. It's so frustrating to see that screen coming up, and even worse when the blogger doesn't post comments till after they've been personally approved as well.

Barbara Watson said...

Those codes are getting all the more impossible to read, so yes, PLEASE rid your blog of them. Blogger's spam catcher is superb. I can't speak to other sites, however.

Hart Johnson said...

I'm always surprised at the blogs that have it. It isn't just newbies... some people you'd think would have all the ropes down... But I don't think it helped at all in avoiding spam.

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LTM said...

LOL! OK, you win. I didn't think people would need a primer on how to turn off the word verify, but I bet you're right. Much of this is just plain ignorance. Maybe they don't even know it's on! Here's hoping we'll stop bumping into so many of these soon~ :D <3

Donna Yates said...

I absolutely hate them, but when I don't have them on I get all this spam that takes time to approve. However, based on this post, I'm disabling the captchas.

Roger Lawrence said...

I never knew mine was turned on by default. I've now turned it off. Thanks for spreading the word. It's not that I hate them so much as I always have to try about five times before getting it right. I can almost feel the computer about to spontaneously combust from sheer spite.

Norma Beishir said...

I've started avoiding most blogs that have them. They're too time consuming, especially if they have to be repeated multiple times. I'll just post a comment on the bloggers' Facebook pages if that's possible.

Lexa Cain said...

Oh, thank goodness you're getting the word out. I didn't realize it was so annoying until one of my commenters suggested I turn mine off. Now all other really bug me.

(Now, if I could only find a way to make my blog's comment box and font bigger. They seem weirdly small...)

Great post! :-)

Jay Noel said...

I've never been a fan of captcha on Blogger. But the darn thing has gotten more illegible in the last couple years.

And it doesn't really prevent spam.

Barbara said...

I've not looked at the setting's page for ages. My captcha was turned off so I must have done it at some point. However, my 'thank you for your comment' post was just terrible - so thanks to you, I've changed it.

Lindsay N. Currie said...

I hate Captcha and really hope that everyone using it ditches it finally. It makes posting on multiple blogs so time consuming.

Lindsay N. Currie said...

I hate Captcha and really hope that everyone using it ditches it finally. It makes posting on multiple blogs so time consuming.

James Garcia Jr. said...

Ok, P.K., but only for you. :) Now, if I could only figure out how to set it so I can reply to comments... *sigh*
I hope you're having a great week.

-Jimmy

fOIS In The City said...

PK ... I don't know if I have this and hope someone looks and tells me. I hate those little fuzzy letters and numbers !!

michelle said...

Those blurry, crooked letters.... aaarrgh!
Down with Captcha!

alexia said...

I'm sooo with you. Amen to Captcha Awareness!

William Kendall said...

I disabled mine early on, and rarely have issues with spammers.

Alicia Price said...

What an excellent idea! Spread the word and stop CAPTCHAs ruining the blog experience! Does anyone else use CAPTCHA bypass browser software? I am using RUMOLA to enter all of the nasty little blighters for me and it is excellent! Would recommend to all you fellow CAPTCHA haters! You can give it a go at www.skipinput.com. Hope this helps :)

The Desert Rocks said...

I disabled mine about a year ago and now I get spam, but blogger is good enough to catch most of them for me.

Alicia Price said...

I'm so glad there are so many bloggers out there bringing this issue to the surface! As you have said, CAPTCHAs are incredibly difficult to read and they really do slow down your blog visit schedule and annihilate your desire to leave comments!

I hate them so much and find them so hard to read I have started usng CAPTCHA bypass browser extension software called RUMOLA to fill them in for me! It is designed for the blind but works just fine for rabid CAPTCHA haters too! If you wanna give it a go go to skipinput.com. Hope this helps!

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