Monday, April 21, 2008

Verify THIS!


Am I the only one who is retarded at typing those word verification jumbles they make you do before you can post a comment on some people's blogs? I swear, sometimes they are so distorted I can't even tell what they say. (Is that an n and a j? Or a u and a g with a dot over it? Or a z and some letter I've never seen before?) Or the font is so squiggley that the letters seem to morph into one giant letter. Or sometimes they're just made up of so many letters on the keyboard that I never use that I can't get my fingers to type them right. And then the comment form comes back and says, "Um, you are an idiot. That's not what the letters said at all." (That is a loose translation). And then it gives me a really simple verification word with like 5 letters in a really big, blocky font, as if to say, "Here. Is this better for you, you Moron?" Yeah, I guess it is.

11 comments:

Tiburon said...

I flippin hate word verification. And yet, here it is on your blog...

Omgirl said...

Mine has it? CRAP. I tried a trial comment on my own blog first, but I guess it didn't make me word verify my own comment.

Ok, now it doesn't. Fixed. Thank you.

Kati Atwood said...

We didn't have the verification on our blog and we ended up getting some crazy comments telling you to go to a site - yadda yadda yadda. These are like mass comments that go on anyone's blog that will let them. i.e. with no word verification. So, I guess the evil thing has a purpose. I put it on our blog after that. But, if you don't get spam comments, it doesn't matter. Good luck!

Kristine said...

I hate it too! But I filter each comment before I post it, so I don't feel like I need it :)

Jennifer said...

Yeah they are a pain, but they help out with spam or so I have heard.

Mindi said...

i did a post about 3 weeks ago about how it was a total pain in my arrsse and i still loathe it. my favorite has to be that you had it on before tiburon called you on the carpet!!!! that is TOTALLY something i would do. great minds think alike

Christie said...

I always type it wrong too. Does mine have it?

Tiburon said...

Good call getting rid of it. I don't use it because I moderate my comments :)

Omgirl said...

Well, my point was not so much that I hate them as much as that I suck at them. But they're gone from my site now, so I better see a massive increase in comments now!

Alice Wills Gold said...

I suck at those things too...I am glad that you aren't sportin it any more.

alex dumas said...

Nodding until I got to the comments. Then I had to laugh!