Question: why prove we're not robots when a comment goes on a blog anyway?
Yes, those pain-in-the-neck CAPTCHAs are back, some more half-hearted than others. Now we either have to copy the text or tick a box (I gather robots can’t click buttons to insert a tick) or both, none of which I wish to do.... nor do I have to in most cases. My choice, then, so why bother?
The latest has to be seen to be believed... about nine fairly large pictures of cakes appeared. I guess I was supposed to select one but I ignored it and sent my comment without doing anything. I’m still trying to work out the point of it. It’s amazing we’re not asked for fingerprints or some form of ID. Why can’t we just put a notice on our blogs saying ROBOTS NOT ALLOWED!!
Hmm I might just do that!
There are some blogs that don’t require this silly check on people because bloggers have taken the time to change their settings to avoid causing irritation to their visitors. Now I am wondering if bloggers don’t know that their blogs have been subjected to the new style CAPTCHA ... or that their settings can be changed. For their benefit here’s the instruction that can be found in Settings – Posts and Comments:
Clicking NEVER in the COMMENT MODERATION section works wonders.
In case you didn't know, selecting REGISTERED USER prevents anonymous visitors from commenting.
I’d love to have your thoughts on this subject.