Say 'No' to typing extra words

Wednesday, March 23, 2011


I'm glad that so many of you are Team Anti-Word Verification with me! There was an overwhelming response to this post where I addressed it - so in case you want to be an anti-word verification ambassador, Diana (of Poppy Brew fame) created this prohibition-esque little button if you want it for your blog, isn't it a beauty?

So stand strong people! Think of what we can do with all that extra time, Right?! Give your readers back 15 seconds of their day! An accumulated 1 minute and 5 seconds per week and like...the total of an hour per blog in a year! Life is too short for Word Ver!

(This is all in good fun of course. Kind of. Obviously if google killed it I would be ecstatic)

What would you do with all those extra hours if everyone shut down word ver??

*We are still friends if you have it, I definitely understand if you've been spammed and are sick of it.

* Read Diana's post that highlights some specific things she could be doing. Word. 

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79 comments:

Josie said...

Haha, this is HYSTERICAL -- I love it!
xo Josie
http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

MyFavouriteThings said...

Haha, this is great! As you know I actually did ditch the word verification:)For some reason I've had less comments lately - do you think there's a connection? Just joking:) Have a nice day!

Kristina said...

Love the little button !!
And I just joined Team Anti-Word Vertification on Twitter :)
xox, have a lovely day!

Brenna [fabuleuxdestin] said...

Why can't the authors just verify before it is published? That is how my wordpress is set up.

Brenna [fabuleuxdestin] said...

Why can't the authors just verify before it is published? That is how my wordpress is set up.

Alyssa said...

Round of applause!!! I am throwing this button on my blog right away!!

Down with word verification!

ediot said...

hi lovely.
i agree with you. there are some things i'd like to change on blogs. the auto play buttons- which completely scare me sometimes,, when i've forgotten to turn the music down, and the word verification..
also i prefer pop up commenting. because it allows you to see the posts when you comment on them. i have bad memory so that's why i like that ;)
hope you're having a great week
xx

this free bird said...

In a word: Hollar!

Kelly said...

I am so with you on this one, hate the word verify thing.

abigail oliveros said...

hmm, how interesting. I never would have thought something like this happens. I don't have a verification code since I have to approved what comments are being put up in my blog. to be honest, i never thought of spam comments. they only reason why i want to approve them first is so that i can respons to comments more better.

i'm listening to atlas hands right now!! UGGHH!! it's magical. its wonderful. its beautiful and moving. I love the singers voice. his voice is soothing and so relaxing and no you did not find this amazing band on my blog. thank you thank you thank you for sharing. oh my, the singers voice is sending peaceful shivers down my spines(this is a good thing, i love the feeling of it)

abigail

Andreea said...

This is awesome, a very good idea! I hate word verification too...

♥ kisses ♥

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Collette Osuna said...

Im on board, lol...too funny!!!


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Leia said...

Yeahhhhhh! I'm SO with you here! Word verification sucks. I understand if people have TONS of spam but honestly... if a blogger as popular as you is managing without it, then most of the rest of us should be able to nix it too! I'm going to go and add the button now. Woot.

Sarah said...

I love this! Haha, superbly brilliant. Glad to know I'm not the only one who thinks that the word verification thing is such a waste of time. x

Lisa Griffin said...

hahahahahah that's really hysterical, i just hate it bc i'm apparently a freak and always mess up the word!
www.indramaticfashion.com

Lady Grey said...

I love love LOVE it! I'm totally in support of this, I need all the extra 15 seconds I can get!!
oxo

Sympathy for The Devil said...

:D
you are funny, heheh...

Meream said...

Oh oh oh I hate those, too! I could be getting to know more blogs; instead, I'm stuck typing stupid non-words.

Does Blogger use Akismet anti-spam thing used on Wordpress? Seems effective enough. :)

ellie said...

What a great button. Love it. Really a fun post. Of course, with those extra few minutes I'd be writing.

lucy and sarah said...

Great post. I've used word verification in the past if I'm not going to be home for a while. Now isn't that funny?

ivy's closet said...

Oh, an eye-opener. Love the button.

Diana Mieczan said...

Im on board and you are so funny! Have a great day, sweetie

Ps: I’m hosting an amazing GIVEAWAY later today! You can win 5cool art posters!

LyddieGal said...

I wish it only took 15 seconds. Sometimes it takes me three times to get that damn word right.
And let's get rid of google add sense while we are at it, sound good?

Eva @ Four Leaf Clover said...

Haha.. love this! I had a point where I was getting something like 100+ spam comments per day and I almost got word verification, but then I found the Askimet plugin (for Wordpress) and it's made life oh so much easier! : )

How do you deal with spam w/o word verification? Are you just lucky and don't get any/much or do you have a Google plugin?

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Woohoo~ i had both word verification and moderated comments but agree - why make people spend 15 seconds typing (and I still weed out spammers!)

Dancing Branflake said...

I took mine off after your post. I realized I just had it from the beginning because everyone else did. Thank you so much for taking the time to show me how to single out older posts. It helps a lot!

Teenage Bride said...

hate hate hate word verifications haha

PursuitOfLLT said...

this is SO SO SO true.

i'm team anti-word. i hate word verification so much i sometimes get to the page see it and don't comment!

Jamie said...

I NEED that time back - thanks for spreading the word - I hate word verification.

Noodles and Waffles said...

I love it. I email Google to ask them to provide the definitions of the word in the word verification so I could learn new words while dealing with the annoyance....still no response.

em.me.ma said...

haha i was gonna post about anti word verification but i thought it might be mean for those who actually like it.. haha i def think its annoying!!

brittany said...

so so funny!! i love this! i had to double check but i def have mine turned off. yay!

a woman's right to shoes said...

Haha, this is great!

Cat said...

Ha! I have been eyeing that button for some time now...and thinking...what is up with that button?!?! Now, the lightbulb is on and I feel so smart. I am so ready to jump on this band wagon (gosh, I am such a follower ;) xx Cat

kelli g. { bug miscellany } said...

hahha yessss! i got rid of mine months and months ago.

daisymay aka Chantele said...

Amen for that, I'm pretty sure I have turned it off mine, but will be going to check now just in case! lol!

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Sarah said...

HAHA, awesome. I am sooo anti word verification. I just don`t get the need unless you are incredibly overspammed!

That button is too cute. ♥

Renée said...

What a lovely button! Love the idea, together we stand strong!

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

Hahah that's amazing! And I'm so with u about word verification. It drives me nuts. Honestly I meant to check to see if I had it on and then I totally forgot! Must check now! :) xoxo

the clothing menu said...

Totally agree! I've not commented on blogs before because I don't want to deal with the word verification. Like Brenna commented earlier, can't the blog owner disable it? I don't word verify for Wordpress, but I still moderate comments. It seems like a lot of the blogger blogs verify.

Diana said...

Word up!

Wouldn't it have been funny if we did these posts but then turned word verification on for the comments?

I'd hate us.

Hollie said...

LOL! I have to really like something to type the word in order to comment. Such a waste of time.

Bella @Bellgetsreal said...

ha- so great! I am officially annoyed with the whole thing as well. Why do so many bloggers still feel the need to do it?

Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

So into this!
Here is what I wrote this summer:

Now in other news I have carpal tunnel syndrome- in part because my thin, dainty, aristocratic wrists are predisposed to it and in part (I choose to blame it on) WORD VERIFICATION.
Word Verification serves no purpose that I can see. If you choose to moderate your comments then it really doesn't make sense to have this feature. Nothing frustrates me more than reading a great post- leaving a comment and then having to type in a word verification.
Maybe I'm missing something here- Is there a reason that you choose to keep word verification on?
Please let me know so I don't look like an ass.

Valerie said...

Haha, I LOVE this! I would use that extra time to check out more blogs!

Pop Champagne said...

I don't get that many spam for anti word verification to come in handy. most times I just can't stand that 1 extra step to comment. oh and people who use Disqus, why?! I don't want to get a Disqus account and I have to type my info in everytime :(

PinkOrchids said...

I actually didn't know people had issues with word ver? I only started using it because I began getting spammed, but when i put the word ver up the spamming stopped... But i understand your point, it is time consuming, maybe i should set up the thing where i can verify comments before they're published, but i duno how >.<

Catita said...

this is so cool! I'll be sure to be adding this one very pronto!

Meg said...

Ahahaha. I love this. This is so good. :P

Kavery said...

This is so good, Krystal. And it just might work! What'll I do with all that extra time? Hmmm...find more great blogs like yours!

Meri said...

There is a versatily blogger award for you in my blog, I hope you will check it out:)

Blank Musings said...

Ahhh I am SO against word verification. I just added the button to my blog. :) (But I'm also going to go back and make sure I don't have it enabled. Haha) Thank you for pointing it out!

http://blankmusings.blogspot.com

Blank Musings said...

PS. Thats funny. I did have word verification enabled. Woooooopssssssss. :)

Missy Cheeks said...

I removed that from my blog :=)
kisses

Jess said...

haha this is hilarious...you go girl!

FRANKIE HEARTS FASHION said...

I tweeted that I hated it yesterday... Such a time waster!

Alena said...

Hahaha. Love it!!!! The button is just so perfect too.

Angelica Ng said...

Haha, I totally agree. I used to have it, then took it away because it really is annoying! And I hate it when they're really long, and it actually is hard to decipher them! And then you get it wrong!

http://red-soledfashionista.blogspot.com/

guisela@underanewlight said...

Yeahh agree I'm in :D ...tape la main no more words! :).

Besos,

G

LCR said...

yess! well done. I can't even count the times I've actually exited after commenting, just to find out that I missed the verification step... damnit.
extra words- you suck!
Happy Wednesday;)
xo
L

Kelle Dame said...

LOL! I love there is a team!
I'll admit it took me a few seconds to figure out what you were talking about...doy!! I don't even know if I have this on my blog. Now I have to go check.
Kelle
xx

Kara said...

I love it! so funny. Word ver is so annoying. I understand if you use it because of a problem you've had, but don't start out with it. There are so many blogs I don't even feel like commenting on because of that.

http://sprinklesinsprings.blogspot.com/

Kimia Kline said...

wondering if i should do a post on word verification too? ive noticed more ppl have abandoned it.

Design Elements said...

great! :-)

urbandon (Don Pezzano) said...

I'm So with you on this. Is there a No Music button too?

Spam comments are funny (bad) anyway.

Chuzai Living said...

That's so funny! I love it. It's annoying than anything because I live in a country where I have to wait an extra longer for the website to process. Waiting for the page to accept my comment. Tick-tock-tick-tock... Sometimes a page says "page not found" because the internet here is so screwed and I'm like forget it!!! So, yes, I hear you!

Oh to Be a Muse said...

omg, i've hated word verification for such a long time. i think i got rid of it on my site back in like september.

it really does take up so much time! blogger has spam detection that works pretty well now anyway.

Nikki said...

Like Like LIKE! Wait...I forgot this wasn't facebook. Sometimes I pretend the word verifications are my fortunes for the day. Keeps it entertaining.

{av} said...

this CRACKS me up! I'm totally in agreement...NO MORE WORD VERIFICATION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! xoxo {av}

Tucker said...

I truly love this! definitely down for this campaign.

*Simply Colette* said...

Ha! I love it... I think I turned mine off when I saw this awhile ago.. it does save time.. and my computer from freezing up!

Lynn {hearted girl} said...

you are so rockin' awesome Krystal! i say keep going with this and proceed until apprehended ; ) xo

Jenni Austria Germany said...

yes, yes, i'm on this team too!

urban muser said...

i am with you on this! i turned mine off several months ago after reading a similar campaign.

vojacque said...

... removing it now! i didn't realize i had it ON! ah! it is such a 15-seconds waster of my time!

Anna Walker said...

I So agree! Word Verification is kind of super super annoying! Especially if you keep spelling the "words" wrong! They aren't real words either so it's ridiculously hard!

http://annawalker1992.blogspot.com/

Faiza said...

wish i didn't have to do it but i get spammed too many times.

i don't really mind word verification especially when the word looks familiar like doorknog instead of doorknob and pisza instead of pizza. it's kinda funny!

Tracey said...

Haha, I love this ... such a great idea (I have no idea why bloggers can't just make use of other ways to block spam).

:)

andrea despot said...

hmmm, i might actually remove my word verification now. it definitely does take up a little extra time and i've never had it off my own blog so i don't even know if i'd be spammed or not. i'll give it a try and if i need to change it back, i will!

thanks for the surprising inspiration, krystal!

 

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