Oct 2, 2012
Just a quick post to apologize for the comment confusion this morning. Here's a bit of background:
About a year ago, I started getting spam here at the blog. I added the world verification feature to the comments section to weed out the bots and spammers and happily continued on my way, until one day when several blog-kin contacted me to say that there was a rather insulting comment on a post.
Now I don't mind if people disagree with my views at all, but this comment was something like "all American women are satan," or some such bullshit. The person who posted it, happily moved through the word verification process with no problem and so I added the comment moderation feature to prevent these types of comments appearing on the blog.
This is truly a pain for several reasons, but mostly because if I am too busy to check my blog for any length of time, comments can pile up or get lost. Also, people have reported having a hard time getting their comment to 'stick.' I've had the same issues while trying to post on other blogs - mostly with the word verification process, as Blogger has changed up the images to be almost completely unreadable.
To ease the commenting process this month while the giveaways are on, I will be removing word verification and comment moderation from the blog.
Please note: because I work outside the home and sleep occasionally, there may be stretches of time where I cannot access my blog to check comments. This means there may be garbage appearing on posts from time to time. Hopefully, the spammers have moved on, but in case they haven't, please know that I will remove offensive material or links from Persian princes asking for money, as soon as possible.
Thanks so much for understanding!
*Parking meter photo by me. People gave me strange looks as I snickered and took this picture. Sadly, the glass was scratched, so the digital read was a bit fuzzy. Still, I think it will have many uses.
at 8:15 PM