Can anybody explain?
It’s Wednesday and I try to share some words with all of you – but today I’m asking a question, and hoping your words back to me will help me understand.
The little thing that I’ve been wondering about lately is that little pop-up box that appears and demands you enter a series of letters (that make no sense whatsoever) to verify your comment before it can be published.
Most of the time it looks like this:
What I’m wondering is:
- what is the purpose?
- what does it verify?
- how does it make a difference?
Some time ago, I discovered a setting that allows me to review all comments – on my blogs - before they’re published. And these comments appear in my email as well, so I can respond directly to the commenter. I see other bloggers with that same setting, including some who also have word verification.
So my next questions:
- Are both necessary?
- Is having both some kind of extra protection against something that has totally gone over my head?
Can you help?
Happy answers! Blessings, Peg