After seeing Blogger's alert on spam detection today, I just thought I would put my two cents' worth in. I love comments as I think many of you do. If you're involved in one
or more weekly "challenges", you know what you're up against when you attempt to leave comments on many blogs. This past week-end I
spent so much time trying to figure out word verifications which now have two (not one) words to decipher, I was ready to give up on leaving comments.
It's doubly annoying because I never know until I've finished my comment that I'm going to have to do the blasted word verification! Think how much more time I would have to leave comments if I didn't have to decipher the verification.
It is possible to prevent spam comments by going to comments settings and checking "always" under comment moderation and unchecking "word verification".
Then you will see "comments awaiting moderation" on your dashboard and you can check them before you okay them for publication. Don't forget to check the "spam" tab on your comments tab too. You want to delete those and help Blogger
do a better job for us. They do try to eliminate what appears to be spam.
This must be an issue with a lot of people because I've seen more than one post today on this subject.
So if you notice you're getting fewer comments, it's might be because we're having to deal with the verification!!