I take part in a handful of book-related memes and part of the fun in that is visiting the other participating blogs, reading what is there, and leaving a friendly comment behind me. Unfortunately, of late, I’ve found I have a problem with many of the blogs hosted on Blogger.
The problem occurs when I try to leave a comment and am asked to enter a Captcha code. I enter the combination of letters and numbers as shown, but no matter how careful and precise I am, it tells me I have entered them incorrectly and then offers me a different combination. I then try again and get the same result. This means I cannot leave comments on these blogs, which saddens me because on many occasions these have been the blog posts on which I’ve most wanted to comment.
I have no idea why this problem has suddenly cropped up. It never used to happen – it’s only been over the course of the last week or so – but as approximately half the blogs that take part in these memes are Blogger blogs, and approximately two-thirds of these ask me for a Captcha code which then tells me I’m incorrectly entering the information, it means there are quite a lot of posts where I’ve been unable to comment.
So this is my open apology to the owners of these blogs – I desperately wanted to leave a comment on your excellent blog post, but I was unable.
I shall continue trying to find a solution to this problem, but at present I do not know what it is.
Has anyone else had this problem? Does anyone know the solution? If so, I’d love it if you would divulge the answer in the comments below!
ETA: I use OpenID when leaving comments on Blogger blogs, as I do not have a Google address. I mention this because several of the suggestions made in the comments are regarding using that…
It’s also happening on some Blogger blogs that DON’T use Captcha codes. I use the drop down menu provided on the “Comment as” bit and then hit “post” but it doesn’t do anything, even on blogs where I have regularly commented in the past. Sunny, yours is one of the blogs where this happens, so please don’t think I’m ignoring your blog – I’m not, I just can’t comment. 😦