So, what's the 411 about comment settings on blogs?
I always used to have the word verification, but I know that since Blogger changed it and made it more complex, some readers have a hard time deciphering it and just give up on trying to comment (and I know from reading some others' blogs that it IS a pain). So, I removed the word verification.
All kinds of spam is filling my email via the comments section. Sorry, "Anonymous," I have no need for prescription drugs or to contribute money to a disposed Nigerian prince. It's annoying.
Because I open my email and I get all excited at first: "Ohhh! 25 new comments?!" And then I discover that it's all just random characters cobbled together or an add for knock-off Louis Vitton purses. Nerds!
Does anyone who doesn't use the word verification get this much spam? A few of you, I note, use the comment moderator, is that better or more of a headache since you have to approve each comment? Should I just accept the robot comments and be happy robots are even reading?
Let me know your thoughts as blog writers, and preferences as blog readers. "Anonymous"? You can just butt out of this discussion; take a little robot siesta.