Wednesday, December 10, 2014
We Interrupt This Program …
for this Public Service Announcement (for those of you who are using Blogger for your blogs).
Did you know that Blogger has changed its settings so many of you are requiring your commenters to prove that they’re not robots … even though for years, you didn’t require that?
It was a surprise to me when I saw a few bloggers mention it … my first thought was that it wasn’t affecting MY blog because I turned off “word verification” a looooong time ago. Then I got to thinking … technically this isn’t “word verification” … it’s “number verification” … or proving that we’re not robots. So I decided to test it on my blog … and sure enough, any of you who’ve been gracious enough to leave comments have had to go through that rigmarole just to leave me a comment. <sigh> I searched all over my dashboard for a setting that would allow me to turn it off, and I did a Google search … all to no avail. Then the light bulb turned on … the bloggers I follow who didn’t require me to prove that I’m not a robot all had one thing in common … they had their comment section located within (at the bottom of) the post as opposed to a pop-up box or a new screen. I changed my blog settings (to “embedded”) and sure enough! No more proving that you all aren’t robots!
If you all want to make sure that your readers aren’t required to prove that they’re not robots, just go to your dashboard (www.blogger.com) and click on settings and then click on posts and comments … and change your comment location to “embedded”. Easy peasy.
I’ve got an unexpected/unplanned day off today. DD has been working the Scholastic Book Fair, and I’ve been watching the Ts for her. It gives her a chance to get out and spend some time with other adults, it allows her to buy books – LOTS of books – on the cheap, and it allows me some time with the Ts. It’s a “win-win-win” situation. ha!
I suspect that most of you can imagine how I’m going to spend this free day … quilting of course! Starting right now!
I hope that whatever you have planned for today includes a little something that brings you joy! Have a great day!