We're seeing a few concerned blog owners, in Blogger Help Forum: Something Is Broken, asking why they're seeing fewer comments on their blogs.
I'm hearing from people that they can't post comments on my blog. I tested, and comments are working just fine. What is the problem, here?
Not all blog owners bother to test the CAPTCHA, on their blogs - or even know why they don't see one, when commenting.
Not all blog owners, enabling Word verification in their blog commenting settings, bother to read the tool tip behind the "?".
Show word verificationThe simple advice
This will require people leaving comments on your blog to complete a word verification step, which will help reduce comment spam. Learn more.
Blog authors will not see word verification for comments.
Blog authors will not see word verification for comments.does not sink in, to everybody.
This leaves many blog owners unaware of how frustrating it may be, for their guests to comment, on their blogs.
If you're a blog owner, musing whether to add word verification to your blog, in an effort to cut down on the spamming and trolling going on in many blog comment threads, maybe you should try posting on your blog, as a guest. With "Show word verification" set to "Yes", logout from Blogger - or clear cache, cookies, and sessions (yes, all 3!) - then restart the browser, and try leaving a comment on your blog.
What you discover may not please you. Then ask yourself how many of your readers will have the patience, to solve a CAPTCHA, every time they wish to publish a comment?
As a blog owner, you have 3 settings which are used, in proper combination, to provide a safe environment for your readers to leave comments.
- CAPTCHA Screening.