Monday, 13 June 2011

Disable to help the Disabled

are responsible for the grapics for today and for putting it together. We'd also like to thank ML and KC for putting this up on the CB!
Friends, the human is back! She arrived back this morning, and I'm very pleased to see her. However, I'm not going to say any more about that today. Why? Cuz today is a very special day that both me and the human would like to draw attention to. It's called Disable for the Disabled.

When someone sets up a new blog, Blogger's default option means that, in order to comment, you need to enter a word verification. As we've said before, this makes it very difficult for me and the human on accounta the fact that she has broken eyes, can't read the word, and can't use the audio as it never works. Others have different disabilities that prevent them from commenting too. Some have physical discomfort which means they can't sit at a computer for too long, and if they want to read everything everyone has to say, they just don't have the extra time it takes to comment when word verification is an issue. So it's not just the broken eyed peoples and cats that this affects.

Today, we'd like to ask you to disable this option if you feel comfortable with doing it. You may well get more comments on your blog because of it! If you tell us in the comments that you have, then we promise to stop by and comment. We're very much looking forward to getting the chance to talk to you all!

Ann, Maggie and Zoe of the

Please, friends, think about disabling if for no other reason than the irony of the thing! By disabling, you're actually enabling!


Angel Sweet Praline said...

I think I have disabled everything in order to enable everyone who still wants to comment on Angel Sweet Praline's blog. How it Tia doing?

The kittens I am getting have been born. There are two litters and I have 1st and 3rd choice. I won't get to actually see them until the second week in July and won't get them until September. I am so excited, but still missing Sweet Praline.

Mom Paula

Hannah and Lucy said...

We have disabled our word verification today - in fact I didn't know we had it on the blog until I looked!! Have a lovely snuggle with your mum we bet you missed her.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Torie said...

If you are still worried about spam and the like, you can enable comment moderation. This means that the comment won't post until you make it public. And there is no horrible word varification!

Take care, and i didn't even know such a day existed! Xxx.

Bryan said...

I did not even realize that I had it on. I have disabled word verification on my site. Thank you for making us aware of this.

Katnip Lounge said...

We disabled ours a while ago and we have not had any spam at all. Mommy moderates comments after three day to discourage any spammers; they seem to latch on to older posts.
HURRAH for your Human returning! We need to hear all about how you're doing, and your kittens, too!

Admiral Hestorb said...

I don't know if I have it or not. I will try to see.

Noll said...

Great PSA. I've disabled the verification. I often had to retype those words too (they are hard for me to figure out sometimes!). So this is wonderful.

Kwee Cats said...

Hi. We read this morning, and went straight and changed our setting to turn that mean thing off! We want you and everybody with broken eyes or anything to always feel welcome to come visit with us. We love broken everybody. Our Mumsy has broken parts too and we kmow that hurts a lot without people making things even harder. We just want everybody to has love and happy. We send you ((((hugs)))) today :-)