I've been informed by a regular reader that the "CAPTCHA" code for commenting is a pain in the tookus. I know this to be true of other sites I regularly read, because even though it's cute that "I am not a robot" keeps the spammers away, it is sometimes difficult to actually read those "words" they use. I have not been able to see it for myself on MY blog, because I'm always logged in, dontcha know?
So here's the "test:"
- For the next few (however many) posts I create, I have turned OFF the "are you a real person?" block.
- I have also kept "moderation" disabled, to see whether my traffic is all real people, and not spambots.
- YOUR JOB is to comment HERE. Make it a "real" comment, please (not "test test test" or some gobbledygook). You should not be required to jump through ANY hoops! Your comment should appear IMMEDIATELY! I shouldn't get any additional emails that I wasn't already getting, asking me to "approve" your comments!
PLEASE participate, this one time. Even if you'd much rather comment only on Facebook, please comment here (as well as on Facebook, if necessary). I don't have a huge audience yet, as I only started this six months ago, and I do get to see where my audience is. I'd like to find out if the bot-killer is even necessary. As a favor, you know, for the people.