Disable Word Verification for Blogger Comments
I reckon this is what we all want, free flowing comments on our blogs. I observed some bloggers are having certain problems removing word verifications (CAPTCHA,Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers andHumans Apart"), from their comment box. You don't want to ask your users "Are you a human"!!!!!
The new blogger interface doesn't allow for removing that. So you gotta switch back to the older version. Don't worry you can revert to new interface very easily again after completing the procedure.
- Open blogger.com
- Uncheck the "make blogger in draft default"
- Re-enter url blogger.com
- You see the good old blogger. Click on Settings | Comments
- "Show word verification for comments?" third option from the bottom. Set it to "no".
- Save settings.
You can reach step 5 straight by http://www.blogger.com/blogoptionscomments.g?blogID=XXX
replace xxx by your complete blog id.
hope it works for ya.
have a nice day :)
Thats a great topic Gaurav and thanks for putting it up here. Its going to benefit a lot of bloggers
er.. whether they uncheck blogger in draft as default actually depends on if they have checked it in the first place right? :P
and though captcha is quite strenuous for readers, inc. me, its becomes quite essential to some bloggers. I dont think it can be forced on everyone...
I did not used it earlier when I was on default myblog.blogspot.com but when I took my own domain and and shifted to WP, I started getting a lot of spam and had to install it
I hate that word verification thing!! Leo I think there are very few bloggers who don't have it default!
ya padhta hai aur comment nahi karta you know where I am coming from
That is exactly what I have done. Also Blogger has automatic spam detection feature. That helps the case too.
Even akismate does that. I mean marking genuine comments as spam. Like, P's every comment is marked as spam on my blog
I have had trouble of late on my blog. There was spam comments of more than 10,000 characters which were spammed at the rate of 100 per day, taxing my server big time and I have had issues with my blog availability. After I installed Captcha, it has reduced to 3 per day. I am happy with that, and if that means i may get a comment or two less, i am fine with that than having my site taken down.
Agree @Hemal. This issue is specially felt on self-hosted blogs as far as I am able to understand
Agree @ Hemal . Spam control is more important , somebody who really wish to comment ,will for sure comment .
Disqus providess good spam control . it has that askismet too ... Works ok for me... Filling a captcha isn't difficult nor that sum thing. But I guess we don't like to do it. I hardly get any spam on my blog. So is the case with over half the blogger community. So I guess, they don't really need captchas. May be high traffic and self hosted blogs like urs do.
Thank you very much GAURAV for reminding all bloggers to remover word verification, I get fed up sometimes and stop commenting on some blogs which have word verification despite requesting them to remove it.
Umesh, word verification becomes necessary sometimes. As Hemal pointed out above and I was also facing the same problem, it is not easy (possible) to moderate hundrededs of comments just to find out that 90% of them are spams.