Blog Candy challenge!

Not mine this time – Chris’s!! And here’s part of her anti-word verification campaign post:

The problem with word verification is that it takes too long. The characters are very often hard to decipher, and it’s frustrating when you get them wrong and have to re-enter the little suckers!

So this campaign is on behalf of busy bloggers. Please spare a thought for the poor bloggers who work so hard at getting round as many blogs as possible to leave sprinkles of blessing and good vibes wherever they go. The terrible proliferation of this awful plague of word verification is a blight on their efforts to make the Land of Blog a cheerier place.

I’m in total agreement with Chris. I put up with WV because so many lovely Bloggers leave me comments. It’s so annoying late in the evening when I have posted, to go look at other blogs and see the artwork. I get all enthused and click to post a comment, only to find my tired eyes and brain have to deal with the gobbledygooky WV letters that are often touching. I put up with it because I have something to tell you, but I hate it!

I hope this little post will earn me some entries to Chris’s blog candy – looks brilliant! I have been working this morning, but I may get time later for a little creating too – we shall see! If not, I’ll catch y’all tomorrow! xoxoxo

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    I just barely put up with WV, and do so only because I remember my own ignorance in using it on my own blog for a while, before I realized that it’s a complete annoyance and waste of time since I verify comments one by one anyway.

    WV was designed for very heavy (read:”Thousands”) commenting on commercial sites where spam containing HTML could be an issue. It is NOT meant for personal blogs where comments are in the mere hundreds (we should be so lucky).

    It’s always a good idea to verify comments personally. If people have to wait a bit to see their comment appear, then they can develop some patience (sorry, but sometimes the truth hurts!).

    I think most people who use WV are innocently unaware that it does them no good. But some people use it in place of personally verifying comments because they are lazy, and/or are afraid of losing commenters because of comments that don’t post immediately. But what people need to see is that they lose commenters anyway. How many commenters go away because of WV? I know of LOTS of bloggers who have made it a practice to abstain from commenting on blogs that use WV. I’m still wasting time plugging in those numbers and letters, but I must admit…the resentment is building!

  2. Hi, Rosie! :o)

    This is perfect! Thank you for joining in with my ‘blog candy against word verification’ campaign. You have FIVE entries in the draw. Best wishes with that! :o)

    Thanks also to Barbara for her response above.. Really well put, ladies!

    Another very powerful argument I saw yesterday in a response comment was that blind people who use screen scanners are unable to participate in the blogging community where WV is used, as their readers can’t ‘see’ the letters. That is a good enough reason all by itself to stop using WV!!

    Take care, both, and God bless..

    Chris xx

  3. this cat is fantastic !


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