Sunday, 7 September 2008

A little blog candy!!

Christine is offering an awesome batch of blog candy over on her blog. Check it out!! There is one little catch though (if you can call it that)! She is trying to draw attention to her campaign against word verification on blog comments. Check out her post here to read all about it!

I'll be honest, I could go either way on this. I visit and comment on many blogs where the word verification is enabled and it doesn't stop me from commenting. I do, however, recognize that it is nicer and faster to be able to comment without that step. I prefer to avoid the spammers on my blog but instead I choose to moderate all of my comments - so that I can control and be aware of anything on here.

Here is in part what Christine has to say about the issue (Please read her blog for her thoughts in full):


Everyone will have their own view, but in my case, I regard the removal of word verification as a basic courtesy to my visitors who are kind enough to take the time to leave comments. Being aware of their comments through comment moderation, but not hindering them with word verification is the very least I can do to reciprocate their courtesy to me.

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.

1 comment :

  1. Hi, Tracey! :o)

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

    Chris xx