Sunday, August 26, 2012

- please prove to me you are not a robot -

So today didn't go as planned.. I didn't go through and read all the blogs I wanted and I have followed back only half of my new followers, so that will have to happen tomorrow instead. I am trying to go through all the blogs I usually read and comment on all the missed posts, so of course that takes some time.

On the positive side,
  it came to my attention, again, on a subject I thought I needed to share. 

You know how when you comment on someones post and that (ultra annoying) prove your not a robot thing comes up? Well, I absolutely have come to hate it! I think we can all agree, it does get annoying. It's an extra step and sometimes I just cant read those letters. Or I think I got it down, and I don't.

When I learned of how much of an annoyance it is to other people, I removed it from my blog. Since I have removed it, I have yet to have had any robots leave me comments. Although, I think that would be pretty interesting.

So since I was commenting on at least 3 posts at a time per blog, I wish some how I had already proved myself  NOT TO BE A ROBOT. But I guess not.

On an even positive-r side
Here is the super simple way to get rid of it for your followers sake. 

1. Go to your Dashboard. 
2. Click on your Blog Name (right above the stats) 
3. Go to the section where it lists your STATS, LAYOUT, COMMENTS, POSTS, OVERVIEW and click on SETTINGS. 
4. It will drop down the list and click on Posts and Comments, click that!
5. Scroll to "Show Word Verification" 
6. SELECT NO WAY JOSE. 
7. Be on your way to having happier commenter's!

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48 comments:

  1. I hate it too!! I just removed mine bc Daisy mentioned it :)
    Hopefully people will catch on and we can stop proving we're humans :P

    <3
    Http://indefinitestyle.blogspot.com/

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  2. Thanks Sherry for the suggestions! You're awesome :D

    Xoxo
    Oanh

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  3. I just +1'd this on Google plus, I hope others will do the same to get the word out to other bloggers. There's nothing more annoying, blogger should retire the feature completely in my opinion x

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    1. Thanks Stacey!

      Yes, I agree, retire it! Or change it to something easier idk, especially if you are on a phone its annoying!

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  4. Yay! Spread the word! It's definitely a pain...especially when you're doing a lot of commenting! I hope more people change their preference for this! :D

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    1. I think it was actually you that made me change mine, I was wondering how come you didnt have it and found it and changed it! So thanks!

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  5. yay!! thank you! i didnt even know you could remove it!! :) <3

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  6. I discovered that as well! But over some time I got spam comments (maybe they're "robots") that said something that had nothing to do with my post and left a link. I did enable anonymous commenting because I wanted people that didn't have a blogger account to make a comment but some "robots" take advantage of that. -.-

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    1. Darn, well. I guess I will see if I get some spam. It depends on what kind of spam, if its something gross then yeah, I dont want it, but some stuff is just whatever to me.

      Thanks Kassica!

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  7. Oh I hate it too! I hope I don't have that on mine.. I'm going to go check now! Xxx

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  8. I think that if you do have a lot of subbies then it's okay to have that "prove that you're not a robot" but if you have for example under 200-300 subbies, then I think it's pretty unnecessary. Although, everybody is just doing how they want in their blogs so I'm not complaining :)

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    1. Yeah, some people don't even know its removable, Its really up to them, but I like to think of my followers as well.. its not like im going to be commenting on my own stuff, they are, so I wouldn't want it to deter them..

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  9. haha yeah I hate that! It gets so so annoying! Buuuut, I just followed you(: So I hope you can take the time to follow me back! Love your blnog btw(:
    -S

    http://classifiedcloset.blogspot.com/

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  10. Ahh, thank you! I've been trying to figure this out for ages.
    You're a life saver :)

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  11. hallelujah. i hate those things and i hate posting on blogs with them. sometimes if it pops up i just dont even bother. am i lazy? no...im blind and that crap is hard to read. have you ever tried listening to one? its like alien translations.

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    1. haha, no I have got to try that out, I want to hear an alien translation!

      And I agree, not lazy, just hate to have to sit there and waste time for nothing!

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  12. Those are definitely annoying, the worst part is most bloggers don't even realize they have it because it's automatic. (I didn't when I had it)
    Not too long ago I had to type in "your fat".. I sat there for a minute debating whether or not I was going to.
    Screenshot of it: http://prntscr.com/dqigj Haha.

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    1. Omg Chrissy that Is sooo funny. Ha! I have never got something that was well, an actual word or phrase!

      Yes, I didn't know until I saw it on others then realized it can be removed!

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  13. Thanks for the tip! I hate that word verification too. I just disabled it on my blog(:

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    1. Yay! I think honestly, its better for your followers!

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    1. Aw thanks so much for spreading the word!
      Captcha, thats what its called ha thanks

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  15. Absolutely agree, leaving comments on others' blogs should be pleasant experience. I have tried leaving comments and after entering wrong letters for the fifth time, I gave up.

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    1. I wish everyone thought the way you do!

      It just gets frustrating sometimes, so its like Forget it!

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  16. Thank you!
    I agree with everyone.. after the 1000 time trying to get the stupid letters right.. I can now comment with ease! haha

    www.blondeebrittany.blogspot.ca

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  17. I agree, and then I double checked my blog, AND IM ONE OF THOSE EKK!! lol thanks for pointing it out, guess i over looked that when I was setting up my settings - oops :)

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  18. Yeah, I'm surprised people still use word verification, based on how much people in the blog world don't like it! I don't use it on my blog, but honestly I don't mind it that much on other people's blogs. But I think I'm the odd one out!

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    1. They should make something easier! They are such a pain.

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  19. I hate that thing and I didn't know how to remove it until my sister in law told me how. she hated it and said she didn't comment cause of it.
    she now doesn't comment.
    I'm your follower! yay!

    www.roothless-xo.blogspot.ca

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  20. Yeah, those things are not fun. I knew I wasn't the only one. I don't mind if a few robots slip in, I suppose at least one comment is better than none, right? Haha. Came across your blog tonight-looking forward to checking it out more soon!

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  21. Just found your blog and this post! I agree- I love to comment on blogs but this stops me because often I can't make out what the heck letter/number they got going on?! I've mentioned this on twitter too!

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  22. thanks so much for this! just got rid of it on my blog! :) Xx

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