Friday, September 10, 2010

On Commenting...

Hey friends!

Just popping in to let you know that I have changed the way I do comments here at Inky Smiles.  For the longest time I had the word verification... but if you're like me, that's really annoying and you don't usually comment when you have to go through the extra steps of word verification. 

So I took that feature off Inky Smiles' comment form.  For a while it was ok, but then I was getting the ickiest comments from Annonymous.. nothing against me personally but mostly jsut that nasty stuff I really don't need, like Viagara, and handmade whatsits from India and other interesting "come check out MY website" type nasties.

I am not putting word verification back on the blog, but have enabled the comment moderation feature.  Hopefully this will work out better.  I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE reading comments from you all, even if it's just to pop on and say "hi".  Your comments make my day.

So .. if it takes a day or two to see your comment pop up, don't worry, it's just me not being on the computer right away to "authorize" them.

~Inky Smiles!


Chelsea said...

This may become time consuming if you get lots of spam! I know how it is though with the crazy comments. Good luck. Have a fab weekend!

Barb Turpin said...

Good idea...I don't much care for the word verification and I've been lucky so far with my blog, but I get some pretty ugly stuff in the 'junk email' folder at work so I may start using the comment moderator as well.

Stacey Lyn Tippetts said...

I use word verification and comment moderation. Most of my comments come from overseas because they are in Chinese characters and always contain a hidden link to who knows what. Guess I'll have to forward them to my brother in law who lives in Shanghai to have him translate for me.

Sharli Schaitberger said...

I get it - I won't worry.

Vicki Wizniuk said...

Yikes, I know what you mean. I took the word verification off for like 1 day... that's all it took for me to put it right back on there. Hopefully people understand why they would need to do the annoying word verification step... I had thought about switching it to Comment Moderation, too, but haven't tried it to see if it's a pain in the butt to keep up or not. ;)