Style-Delights: How To Turn Off Verification Codes For Comments On Your Blog!

April 8, 2012

How To Turn Off Verification Codes For Comments On Your Blog!

If you are like me who wants to read and comment on interesting blog posts, you may be getting really annoyed about the really hard to read verification codes or CAPTCHA codes for comments on blogger.com
Here are some examples of word verification codes I encountered recently!
This is after the first unsuccessful attempt of typing the verification code. I got work to do people, I ain't got no personal assistant!

And here is another - as if a shorter word couldn't have done the job!!
I'd die of old age by the time I am able to successfully type this nonsense! No need to say I'd not even try!  

According to blogger, this is done to make sure your blog does not get spam comments, but that's why you have spam control blogger! (duh!) I actually try and take pain to put those meaningless words in the box, but my patience is running very low these days, and if you still have the word verification code on your blog, I really urge you to remove them. I'd rather do something more fun with my time when I am on your blog! Not only it will be easy for your readers, you will increase the number of comments on your blog and get the conversation going!
Please check the settings on your blogger dashboard, may be you don't really know that you have comment verification 'ON'. Here is an easy way to turn off that pesky word verification codes on blogger.

Log in blogger.com and go to dashboard, do you see Settings? Click on it. (circled in red below)


Now click on Comments tab (circled in red below)

When you click on comments you will see the question 'Show word verification for comments?' Set it to 'NO' as shown below
Please share/tweet/mail this so that my (and yours) overworked, underpaid blogger eyes don't have to see another annoying verification word  again!

39 comments :

  1. thanks for this post ive been wondering for ages if mine was turned on or not but didnt want to ask lol xx

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  2. You beat me to it. This post has been in my drafts for over a month, but since I stopped comments I lost the motivation to complete it.

    ∞ © tanvii.com ∞

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  3. Jyoti, I am happy that I have done that already -in fact from the first day of starting my blog :-)

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  4. absolutely agree with this. hope more people read it :)

    http://excurlythoughts.blogspot.com/

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  5. This post was very much required to be rolled out...Thanx for taking the onus Jyoti :)

    ♡ StylishByNature.com

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  6. thank god for this!!
    i think there isn't anything more annoying then vw!

    xx

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  7. Thanks for this post please check out my blog www.starryeyed-1.blogspot.co.uk

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  8. perfect post!!!!

    it seems you were reading my mind - i hate these word verifications sooo much - simply a waste of time and a great way to make you think you're going blind with all those crazy letters!

    thanks for this post!

    http://kellinasthoughts.blogspot.com/

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  9. thanks for this! just turned mine off, i was getting annoyed!

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  10. Thank you! We didn't even realize we had it on! Switched it off just now! :D

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  11. Thanks for spreading the word!

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  12. This will be super helpful for a lot of people! used to use Blogger and when I had started i did not know how to turn the verification code on and off... i eventually stumbled upon where it was hidden ha ha

    have a great week!

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  13. YESSSSSSS. This is so stupid. I don't really think it's effective and it's incredibly annoying when you get a word with a special character in it, that's not on standard keyboards, etc.
    xx
    The Fashionable ESQ
    http://www.thefashionableesq.blogspot.com/

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  14. ha ha nice post. I set the verification thing off on my blog because I hate doing the verification thing. but since so many bloggers have them, i have gotten better at reading them. one good thing that i have gotten from blogging.

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  15. You know, I just turned mine back on because I was getting sooo much spam emails and I just turned it off again, because I get sooo annoyed having to try to figure out the hard ones! I hate it too! Seriously, I don't have time with a toddler to be trying to visit blogs and try to deal with it on top of trying to keep interracting with my favorite bloggers! Love that you posted this! You crack me up! xx

    Pip
    http://chicstayathome.blogspot.com

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  16. Yes!!!! I get so annoyed by word verification. Just take some time to monitor the comments and be done. Also with word verification, I give up after the second try.

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  17. This is hilarious. I get the craziest words sometimes! Thanks for posting.

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  18. Jyoti--you have done a public service with this post. I'm tweeting it!

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  19. Hey Jyoti
    That was a good one ...even i didnt know i had the word verification "ON" .I have taken it out from my blog .Because it annoys me :))
    thank you gal ,you rock

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  20. I agree I agree I agree. This drives me crazy. Thanks for putting out the good word.

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  21. I stopped commenting on few blogs coz of this. Hope my fav blogs remove it soon!

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  22. Thanks for the comment on my blog! Following on twitter! :)

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  23. Thank you so much for sharing this! I didn't know how to turn it off and get less and less comments every day. Hopefully now things will start to improve xx

    http://confessionsofasecretshopper.blogspot.com

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  24. absolutely agree with this:D thank you so much for visit me:D

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  25. I like this post!
    There was this one time where for the word verification of a blog, I kid you not - I had to type in some math formula involving Pi ! That was by far, my worst experience !

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  26. I really dislike these things..I wish everyone would turn them off, they don't stop spam really. And if people approve their comments anyway, they don't really need this on!! xx

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  27. Super!! You echoed the thoughts of so many bloggers! :)

    xoxoxo
    Ritcha
    http://ritchastyle.blogspot.com

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  28. yeah i also don't like verification code
    and also disable it in my blog
    it's lovely post
    thanks for sharing

    do check my recent post
    http://glamorousgirlblog.blogspot.com/

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  29. totally agree! i gets ridiculously tedious :(

    wishuponasmile.blogspot.com

    x

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  30. Yes, please, turn it OFF!!! I turned mine off ages ago... wait, now I'm second guessing myself. lol It is off on mine, right? I guess I better go double check. =)

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  31. Thanks so much for your sweet comment! It put a huge smile on my face.
    And I know sooo many people that need this article! Those codes drive me nuts!!!

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  32. more blogs need to learn how to do this! so annoyinggg

    http://underthefluorescents.blogspot.com/

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  33. i agree! bloggers with this should totally turn it off. It turns me off from commenting when it takes so much more work...

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  34. Hey dudette! Thanks for this. Those word thingys are so annoying. Love your blog. Very professional and informative.

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