Monday, February 20, 2012


reCAPTCHA challenge image

reCAPTCHA challenge image

This was always annoying, but now it is even more than before - you can just not read the words and have to try two or more times to get it right!

Just get rid of it!

Go to your Dashboard

Click on Settings

Click on Comments

Scroll down till you see "Show word verification for comments"

Click "NO"

Save Settings


Misfits Vintage said...

TESTIFY! I hate it too! And have even stopped commenting on blogs that still have it...

You rock, Yael. Sarah xxx

zsazsazsu said...

I did this yesterday and this morning I had my first spam comment in :-(((

Clare said...

agreed - these words are so annoying.

Dawn of LaTouchables said...

I don't think you have to do word-verification on my blog, but I am able to read the comments before publishing them. This lets me get rid of the spam, myself. It's not a problem.

Bob Bushell said...

Thanks Yael, I hope many more will do it, it is monsterous.

rachel awes said...

i'm on it now!!!!!!
thank you so much, yael...
these are terrible!!!!!!!
(+ you are wonderful!!!)

sacramento said...

Thank you my dear friend. i have been campainig against WOR VERIFICATION since I started blogging, but this is crazy.

Magia da Inês said...

Ótima maneira de nos livramos dessa sopa de letrinhas.
Bom semana!° 。
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Annuk said...

I was thinking about that too, Yael... Now they made it even more annoying and I'm afraid this will keep readers away from my blog.

BUT -- I had already taken the verification word away once before, and what happened was I suddenly had my blog full of hideous spam... :( and it's hard to go through all the previous comments in previous blogs. Any suggestions? :)

Annuk said...

I had thought about "comment moderation" (that's what Dawn has), but I don't know... some readers like to see their comment published right away, it's more immediate...
I'm confused :(

Annuk said...

OK -- just got rid of it too :)
Will try it again... hope not to be submerged by spam "comments", but you are right: it was WAY too annoying!!!

Now even Ryanair has this "Captcha word verification" on their website... can you imagine??? You want to check a flight and you get this annoying double unreadable word verification!!!! GRRRRRRR

Yael said...

Sandra, that is interesting!
I never had a spam in three years of blogging! But I think a spam or two once a while is to get rid of quick and it is much less annoying than this word verification!

Greetings to all!

TarracoStyle said...

totalmente de acuerdo!!!!!

Pesky Cat Designs said...

Thank you Yael!! I'm off to get rid of that dreadful verification.

sacramento said...

You would think people would have got rid of it by now, but no, no.