I want to apologize to those who comment on my blog. I know that word verification is turned on for commenting, and to a lot of people it seems to be a big ol' pain in the derriere. There have been many bloggers who have said they never receive spam comments, and don't see the purpose of captcha, but I am not one of those bloggers.
I had word verification turned off for a month or so at the beginning of this year, and would receive new spam comments almost every day. It is extremely frustrating to say the least. Especially, when I get so excited to see new comments, and it's some message with bad grammar talking about insecticides and carpet cleaners...
So I turned captcha back on, and everything was going well. But I read more posts from some bloggy friends complaining about word verification, and I turned it off once again. This time for just a day. In the span of a couple of hours, I received 3 new spam comments. So for right now, I am going to keep captcha on, because I don't receive any spam when it's switched on. Personally, it does not bother me, nor does it make a difference to me whether it's on or off, when I'm commenting on someone else's blog.
However, I am sincerely sorry, because I know that it annoys some bloggers. I hope that this won't dissuade anyone from commenting here. I absolutely love to hear your feedback. :)
And now for a lovely giveaway from Noor and friends!