Friday, April 24, 2015

I Hate Captchas, Yes I Do!

Show of hands. How many of you hate captchas?

I hate them...with a passion. In the past couple of weeks, I've had to check a box stating I'm not a robot about fifteen times (I wonder if a robot could fool them?). Earlier today, I checked the stupid box and still had to enter a number shown to me in a very small, very fuzzy photograph (and I have poor eyesight, even with glasses). I've had to look at a series of photos and check the ones featuring tigers, butterflies, and items like guitars--just to add a blog link on my Facebook page. I had to do a captcha to change one of my passwords. I was tempted to make my new password IHateCaptchas, but that would have been too obvious.

I confess, I've stopped following a lot of blogs I enjoyed because of captchas. I've dropped a number of interesting websites for the same reason. They're just too much of a time suck. Don't believe it? Keep track of how much time you spend waste in a day entering and re-entering captchas. What a pain in the backside!

Before my blood pressure reaches a critical level, I'm opting to poke fun at them....












Still not laughing...oh, well!

23 comments:

  1. Hey Norma. I don't check the robot box, ever and I don't fill out the captchas, ever. All my comments still go through.

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    1. I hope it works for you, as well.

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    2. Me too. I never hit the I am a robot box either.
      As for the letter and numbers and letters one, I just keep clicking till I find one I can see.

      cheers, parsnip

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    3. Hey Gayle - Have you tried not entering the letters, either? I don't do that either, and it always works.

      Unless, the blogger has real WV, then that's how they set it up and not some wonky Blogger glitch.

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  2. I do my best, but I agree: life is too short. If you need that much from me, we aren't having this conversation on your blog.

    I don't mind the ones that make you wait for moderation, especially if it's only on the first comment - I use that myself. That, plus Wordpress' Akismet blocking the real junk, seems to be enough so far.

    I am about to go whistleblower on a major corporation, though, and I may have to rethink my position. Grrr.

    Your system, where I have to go through the whole ID every time, is not optimal for me. It has no memory that I am a good person and not an internet attack troll.

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    1. I have a duplicate of this blog at WordPress, Alicia. If it's easier for you to comment there, please do. (For some reason, I have more followers there, but more comments here. Go figure.)

      Nobody needs more than moderation.

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  3. A lot of Blogger pages these days seem to have lost the captchas, which is a good thing.

    Facebook, on the other hand, seems to be demanding captchas at times when I enter links, which is really annoying.

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    1. Facebook is bordering on ridiculous these days, William!

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  4. Captchas are micromanagers. I like neither.

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  5. I used to think maybe it's a foreign language from some strange island province.

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  6. In total agreement! With my eyes, I always seem to get the letters/numbers wrong!

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    1. I have the same problem, Cheryl. After the third attempt, I give up.

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  7. I hate them, but your Blog does the same thing to me and so does William's.

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    1. How funny I don't get that when I comment on Norma or Williams blog.
      So I wonder if it has to do with the server ?

      cheers, parsnip

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    2. I think the captchas on my blog and William's only appear to readers who aren't members of Blogger or signed on as followers of our specific blogs. I know I didn't request captchas. I did have moderation activated for a while because of spammers. Gayle, you're both a member of Blogger and a follower of our blogs. Mari blogs at Goodreads, which I don't belong to.

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  8. I feel the same. Hate trying to read the secret message, too. Barely get the right to leave a comment.

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  9. Got rid of mine. I hate them too, and have done the same. I don't have that much time to waste in my day. Since I'm dyslexic, I usually have to try it 2 or 3 times. Stupid.

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  10. Yeh I'm with you on this Norma, I've never used it and it's definitely a put'ter off'er :) when looking at new blogs.

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  11. Yeh I'm with you on this Norma, I've never used it and it's definitely a put'ter off'er :) when looking at new blogs.

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  12. Yeh I'm with you on this Norma, I've never used it and it's definitely a put'ter off'er :) when looking at new blogs.

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