May 3, 2013

Things that make me Uncomfortable: Captcha

Today, I'm going to write about something that makes me entirely uncomfortable. To me, this is worse than when my gym socks slide down in my running shoes - causing my heels to ache and bleed. THAT uncomfortable. Even if you're a new guest to blogland, I know you know what I'm talking about: Captcha.

See you read the funniest, most well written post on the planet; You laughed, you cried. You can't wait to tell this person how much it meant to you. You being to narrate your response out loud as you type. "You - are - totes - funny - period - nffl - that - means - new - follower - for - life ..." You end your sweet note with a link to your facebook, twitter, tumblr, skype, email, flickr, wordpress account, and personal street address, just in case they want to stalk you back. 

You go to click publish - and wham, one of these babies slaps you back to reality.



Please prove I'm not a robot... hahah That's clever. I wonder who writes this stuff. Or who sits around making semi-legible words on photoshop all day... Oh right, back to the captcha. C-O-M-M-I-T-T-E-D. easy, peasy. Love when they use real words... Robot my tush! I can read!! Take that Robots, the one thing I can do better than you! Anyway, L-D-P? Oh crap, is that an uppercase I or a lowercase L? Or is that a little cross on top for a T?! Well, the last two are E-N for sure... Okay, I got this. Just one more letter to go... I'll just try an I.


Crap. Man I hate these things. Why doesn't this blogger just turn this junk off!? You have like 12 followers... you really think you're going to get spammed or something? Girl, get real. Ain't nobody got time for that!  Oh well. H - O - D - U? - goshdangit. This, again!? Is that a second U, or two "L"s? Maybe two "I"s? ... or they NOW suspect I'm a robot. TRICK QUESTION! They never thought I'd catch on to the fact it's probably one of each... Should I put "I,L", or "L,I"?

adggjsksjh!! That's it!! Iamnotafreakingrobot! Iamnot! I swear! GAH! Why did I want to leave this girl a comment anyway!? Clearly, she has no regards for my feelings! If she thinks I'm going to do one of these  dumb things - every time she posts a good quiche recipe, or makes a 'new scented hand scrub' she has another thing coming! Bytfort? Bytforc? Bytfonc? hakdhgakjs! FORGET IT.

Dear Captcha bloggers, this is not intended to make you feel bad. I understand that most of you probably don't realize the brain numbing pain you're putting us through. As a friend, and someone now worried she might be a cyborg, do us all a favor and turn your Captcha OFF. Pweese?



Day 3/31 of blogging EVERY DAY IN MAY.

40 comments:

  1. ahahahaha!!!! YESSSSS! now that I think about it... I have mine turned off right?

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    1. Hahah I'm not sure. I usually comment on your blog in such a Euphoria that I haven't really noticed.

      Just in case check settings > Posts and comments > show word verification: choose no.

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  2. I was just thinking the same thing :o how do you turn it off?

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    1. Hey Sarisha, It took me ages when I got blogger to figure out it even existed. Especially if you respond to comments through email. I was worried this would insult all the newer bloggers, which it was not meant to do. Luckily its pretty easy to turn off, too.

      Just in case check settings > Posts and comments > show word verification: choose no.

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    2. I did it! Thank you! I get pretty worked up when I have to on other sites, so really don't want that for my bloggie! :D

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  3. Y.E.S. I hate these things. I was trying to buy concert tickets last month. And they give you, like 5 seconds to fill out all the info before giving your tickets to some other person. I went through 15 (!!) refreshes before I could make out the freaking "words". Ugh. And don't even get me started on when you enter it wrong!

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    1. Oh Gosh. I am cheap as dirt. I think I've been to like three concerts in my entire life. SO, luckily, this has never been a stress of mine.

      I CANNOT imagine going through a stress like THAT. That is way, way worse. As if a computer would want to go to a concert anyway...

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  4. And after all that, my WordPress ID was "invalid." Commenting sucks sometimes. :P

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  5. Yes ma'am. I always complained about this and never realized I was one of those people. It was like a whole new world opened up when I took it off.

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    1. It was like the clouds parted, the sun streamed down and kissed your face, huh?
      Its so true. When a blogger I keep up with finally turns their captcha off, I do a little dance for joy. I don't mean to be rude - I think this whole complaint just stems from my insane laziness.

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  6. Captcha is so stressful! My heart seriously stops when I am trying to buy tickets on ticketmaster and the stupid captcha box pops up before completing the order. Argh!

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    1. My heart too.

      Its like Oh, man. Game time. Am I, or am I not a robot.
      Sometimes I literally have to give myself a pep talk.
      You are a great woman Itbritt, strong and brave.
      You can face the captcha Gods, and win.

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  7. Hahahaa, I was just thinking about this the other day... I think I turned mine off of my blog... I hope so! But yeah, I realized: the likelihood of people being annoyed was probably greater than the likelihood of spammers.

    Also, Captcha makes me feel dumber than a robot most times... those things are difficult! :)

    http://www.chimerikal.com

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    1. Amen!
      And the truth of the matter is, Nobody is going to tell you "Oh hey, your captcha is still on and really annoyning..."

      well, I guess unless its me. I kind of just did just that...
      man I'm rude.

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    2. haha you did it indirectly so it's okay... but i bet a bunch of bloggers are like "ummm oh crap, lemme turn that off." you're actually making the world a better place!

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  8. hahahah, this had me screaming YES!! Amazing. These blogging girls gotta learn how to turn that word ver. off!

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    1. Yeah, I've decided that I'm one of those snobby girls who turns my nose up when bloggers don't.
      Have they no respect and decency? Apparently their parents didn't raise them right...
      just kidding... mostly.

      But i've come to realize, that most of them just don't know.
      They don't know they have it on, or that they could ever turn it off.

      Its like battling an STD, the first step is sharing the knowledge, and admitting we have a problem.

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    2. Britttttttt.

      Don't be fooled by her, I gave her a gift to turn off word verification. True story.

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    3. it depends... What was the gift? Some Gold Bond for the pants?

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  9. HATE Captcha. It makes me feel completely illiterate. I'm off to verify that my blog does *not* have this insane devil-feature.

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    1. Its the worst...
      bahah devil feature.

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  10. I am so with you! I didn't know I had captcha on my blog until someone pointed it out and I turned it up off. I can never work out the words either and often give up and don't bother leaving a comment. Google + is annoying me too, I can't find people's blogs and I'm not joining :)

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    1. Google + gets on my nerves too! But its a whole other beast. I am so sick of people asking me to join their circles, and follow them. I get so lost and confused!! Yuck!

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  11. I love this!! It takes too long to try to figure those things out, like why would anybody think they are good ideas?

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    1. It is beyond me.
      I seriously hate them beyond words.

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  12. Hilarious! I also hate it when I comment on a post and then they only reply to my comment on their blog. It never gets sent to my email, I never even knew they responded. I always thought those people were just ignoring me, until I went back to some posts and saw that they had replied they just didn't have it set up to email me. I have no clue how to set it up so I can't tell them what to do. I just figured it out by trial and error. It just makes me not want to comment.

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    1. I am guilty of that. I just found out how to ACTUALLY reply recently.
      Its actually helped my readership a lot. Because now I am a real interractive person, not a drop box for sweet nothings.

      When people are no-reply bloggers I am so sad. Especially when I have something funny to say back in response.

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  13. This is AMAZING. hahahaha I had it on for a little while because I WAS getting spammed up the wazoo, but now just have it on approval because I don't want to be that heinous person that makes you do this. And I love how they've started adding pictures of numbers on houses and things to make it easier, but sadly the numbers are IN THE SHADE. Seriously. In this day and age there must be a better way.

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    1. right? It seems ridiculous to me. Its like an airport Check in number...
      So literally anyone can hack my email, get my confirmation code, print boarding passes online and take my seat... I just feel like nobody thought this one out.

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  14. Yessss! This is hilarious and oh so true! Thats the worst when that keeps you from leaving a comment!

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    1. Right? I want to punch it's creator in the face.

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  15. That's hilarious! I am terrible with captcha -- I have bad eyes which are way overdue for glasses and I never read it correctly the first time. I don't have captcha (thank goodness) but at some point my WP decided to override me and make all comments require approval. It's crazy-- it even does it to me! I've tried to fix it for months. Alas... unfortunately, i do get hit by crazy bad spam.
    Thanks for swinging by my place. I am a nffl.
    :-)
    Traci

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    1. I have awful eyes too! I've needed glasses for a while now. Technically I have them, and just never wear them. I really, REALLY need them when I am driving at night. Even so, I still forget them.

      Basically I've decided to work on my sonar instead.
      YAY NFFL!

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  16. Because of your post, I had to make sure I wasn't "that person" since I was for a very long time...

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    1. HAHA sorry Megan, I defintely wasn't pointing any fingers...
      Its so funny that so many responses to this were - "you're right britt"

      I expected a lot more: you're a crazy person get over its.

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  17. YES. Just, yes. I think a robot could have better luck with those letters than I can.

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    1. Right? Its the most freaking ridiculous thing ever. I like to think of myself as a pretty patient person - but golly. I am half tempted to yell at my computer. (One of those, I know.)

      I just checked out your blog. You are my new read, for sure. (And like other fakey blogers, I'm not just saying that.) You're the real deal. Beautiful, a runner, and most importantly hilarious. I love the parts about you and your husband sleeping. I have SOOO been there. He's the bad one. He squishes me off the side of the bed for the sake of "cuddling". Sheesh.

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  18. Haha, this post is amazing and so on point.

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    1. Thanks Heather.
      Sometimes my brutal honesty works for me.
      Sometimes it doesn't.

      I'm glad this was one of those "Oh, good, whew" times.

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