I always hated to have to type a CAPTCHA to get on a site or comment.. Mainly because the letters and numbers are so indecipherable at times. Maybe its my damaged brain but sometimes I can't figure out the letter or number for the life of me. They can be so close together or in some sort of obscure font, my damaged brain will not process. I give myself a minimum of 2 tries and max of 5. If I go over the 5, sorry I'm moving on. Yes, I've come up with some of those ridiculously CAPTCHA's like that. Yes I change it and another crazy CAPTCHA comes up I just can't get.
I totally understand their purpose. But I still don't want it on my blog. I THINK, (I can be totally wrong. And I'm sure I will be informed if I am), adding one more step to comment can turn what could have been a commentator move on without leaving a comment. I have been one of those commentators that moved on occasion.
I do go through the CAPTCHA the majority of the time especially if I like the person/blog.
Recently, I've noticed some weird comments on my blog posts. After researching I figured out it was spam so I started thinking and researching.
I had seen Comment Moderation on some blogs and really thought nothing of it. It's their Blog. It's their preference. It doesn't give me an extra step.
Remember I can be scatterbrained. I do have damage to my brain because of my cerebral palsy, you know? "SMILING" I am so forgetful and I blame Cerebral Palsy for it too..Just kidding..
I know my mom NEVER let me use my Cerebral Palsy for any excuse to not do something. CAN'T was NOT in my vocabulary according to my loving Mom. I think I said it once or twice and don't remember the consequences. But whatever it was, I dared NOT say it, in front of her anyway. Uh uh. No way!
Anyway, back to my point.
I've noticed some 'advertisers' etc leaving comments on my posts, that I have deleted. It is irritating. If it would have been even a little close to the subject of the post, I might have left it there..but it was way off topic.
Therefore, I am sorry to say that I have initiated comment moderation. I apologize that you won't see your comment immediately. I do have it set up to send all comments to my email so I can approve them ASAP.
Thanks for your understanding, support and love.