I am a real anti-word-verification nut.
So much so that I have posted about my dislike of verification before here.
You may have noticed (or not noticed, that's okay, too) that I have not been blogging much lately. My day job comes first, and I have been working my butt off since school began in September. When I have any spare time, and the choices are blogging or writing, I pick writing. But-- this is not the point of this post. My POINT (there is one, wait for it...) is that on spring break last week I took the time to FINALLY start reading and commenting on blogs that I've been neglecting.
And I noticed something. (I'm a researcher, I like to think I'm good at noticing things.) I noticed that many, many blogs that I was reading had word verification. Even blogs that I was pretty sure didn't have word verification just a few months or weeks ago.
I know there have been lots of changes on blogger lately and I wondered if in the re-vamping, had blogger been auto-setting people's blogs to word verification status?
So I checked my own settings and was DOWNRIGHT AMAZED to find I had been re-set for word verification!
You may want to "Check yourself before you wreck yourself".*
From your blog page, click Design to enter the blogger editor.
Click on Settings on the left-hand menu
Then select Posts and Comments
Then change the "Word verification?" setting from YES to NO and be sure to hit "Save Settings", the orange box in the top right corner.
Do you verify? Did you know blogger automatically searches for spam and separates it out?
Have you been unwittingly suffering from word verification?
* Please tell me I'm not the only one who remembers this 90s public service campaign --though to be honest, now I can't recall if it was pro-safe sex or anti-drugs... oh, there were too many public service campaigns in the 80s-90s to keep them all straight!