Blog Blockers

“Hey, leave a comment to win!” Yeah, I read that all the time. Then when I try to leave a comment, there are so many hoops to jump through I give up.

Has that ever happened to you? How do you feel about blogs and sites that beg for comments but to leave one, you have to register with the blog, set up an account, be logged into Google or Yahoo, type in letters and numbers so twisted and convoluted it takes three tries to get them right, and then, THEN, you can type in the comment?

Or worse, you have thoughtfully typed in your comment, and then have to go through all this rigmarole only to find that you have to retype your comment again. Now, what was it I said???

OK, I admit there are a lot of spammers out there and a high profile blog might get hit with some. But really, is there that much of a problem? I’ve had this blog up for 1 1/2 years and had one comment that I thought was questionable. So I deleted it. Problem solved.

So how do you feel about having to log in or jump through other hoops to leave a comment? (You don’t have to do that here to leave one!)

If you have those kinds of security measures on your own blog, why? Have you had problems? I’d like to hear about it. Please leave a comment! Here, it really is easy to do.


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8 Responses to Blog Blockers

  1. Totally with you on this! WordPress Akismet does such a good job I have no problems. But on other blogs, Blogger’s Captcha is an automatic no for me, especially since they’re unreadable on my smartphone. Systems like Disqus that require another registration are another “don’t bother.”

  2. I have a blog with Blogger. I used to accept Anonymous comments, until the spam started to get overwhelming. And I probably wouldn’t have cared, except anyone who marked to be updated with future comments via e-mail, would also get the comments that fell into my spam folder. So, in order to be nice to those commenters, I stopped taking Anonymous comments (you must be logged into Blogger or any of the other accounts they accept). My spam stopped. Completely! Whew! And I didn’t have to use Capcha (I hate that thing, too!).

    As for visiting blogs that require me to register, I probably wouldn’t bother. In fact, some Blogger blogs only take Google+ members, and I refuse to sign up for another account. I have accounts with Word Press and Blogger. That should be enough. Why a Blogger blog won’t take either of those accounts is beyond me. Guess the owner doesn’t really want my comments.