Will you disable to help the disabled?
You may not know there are a number of active bloggers who live with some form of disability. For example, Carly ~ the human owned by TIA of CUDDLES and CATNIP suffers from blindness, making blog visiting and commenting often difficult. Our own ML ~ who is managed by KC and the SHERWOOD BUNCH has continuing back problems which often prevent her from sitting at a computer for any length of time. And Ann, the Zoolatry Human, has hand tremors which affect her typing ability more often than not. For each of us, and for many others, commenting can be difficult ~ especially if we must also complete "word verification", type in our email address, or type in our blog link ~ all before being allowed to comment.
Once upon a time, in the early days of Google Blogspot, word verification and such were the only controls we all had against "spam". How, Blogspot offers automatic spam control. We're not sure how WordPress or other blog sites work ~ but all in all, it will be a really big help to many of us if you can "disable to help the disabled". Certainly, word verification no longer provides any protection to your blog and could easily be removed from your settings. And perhaps there are other elements that could also be removed. Check it out.
Many of us would love to comment more often, but we are either slowed down, or hindered or stopped entirely by these added controls.
So ~ please take a look at the current settings for your blog. Are they really needed? Please consider updating these settings, if you are comfortable doing so ~ it will help! Thanks!