Thursday, September 25, 2008

KISSmet Kommention

Maybe it's envy. After all, the highest number of comments on any post of mine is 7.

But I can never understand exactly how important people think their blogs are, when they enable three layer security mechanisms to control comments. Why would all the spammers in the world divert their resources from lucrative phishing schemes, to unleash commenting bots on you? The letter verification is to elude bots, not a free eye-sight test. I really don't see why Blogger even bothers to retain this feature. In fact, the more I see Wordpress blogs, the more disillusioned I am with the Blogger design. You just comment-- no authentication, no gyaan. And what pretty comment boxes, what useful comment alerts.
Google is going lazy the Microsoft way, of late. Don't you think?

Of course, some of the best writers out there still use Blogger. So I brave the security cordon and continue squeezing in my puny comments on my favorite blogs. But please, people, just keep it simple!!

7 comments:

preetischronicle said...

So true! I could'nt agree more. Thanks for not taking my eye test :)

Toonfactory said...

Baat mein humesha ki tarah Dum hai... Aapke sujhaav ko maantey huye I have removed the text verification from my blogs long back...But we Indians have been taught since childhood "Zara Si Saawdhaani, Zindagi Bhar Aasani.." so most of the Sawdhaan bloggers don't wanna off the text verification and many dont even know how to off it...

Vidooshak said...

so u mean, toonz, people are afraid that without protection the commentators could create lost of chhote chhote blogs by screwing up the original post?

hmmm... baat mein phir se dum hai.

Mama - Mia said...

down with the word verification i say!! i am going blind! i seriously dont think anyone is gonna spam blogs if you dont have word verification!

we quite like wordpress too, but too lazy to move etc!! :p

and what about the comment box not moving along with the comments! i get tired going up and down to read comments and reply to em!

or like word press let us reply there itself!! sigh!

great post!

cheers!

abha

Vidooshak said...

currekt, even teensy websites like mouthshut.com have a comment box that follows you down the page. as i said, Google must be packing off their slacker staff to work on Blogger. u know, the kind that spends office time blogging...

grimescene said...

Great post sir. Thanks for Ixigo. Somehow missed it!

Toonfactory said...

Hehehe....Baat mein Dum hai again...Kahin aaj kal aap roz dinner par DUM AALOO toh nahin kha rahe..ya phir ye baar baar DUM Maaro Dum Sunne Ka Nateeja Hai....