Sunday, April 20, 2008

Word Verification

Is there a reason everyone is requiring me to type a word verification when I comment on your blogs? Because it is so stinkin' tricky for me. Some are OK. But some...sheesh! The letters are all swirly and smooshed together and I can never tell what half of the letters really are and end up having to re-try four times before I get the thing correct. And others have a dark, scrambled background also making it difficult for me to figure out what is a letter and what is a tricky mark just there to throw me off. I seriously feel like a kindergartner. It's like a game of stump that crocodile or something. It's exhausting, really! I'm not sure if your fancy notifier thingies tell you how many times I have to re-type the word verification but just in case I wanted to tell you I am not really a totally dumb girl. Those things are just sneaky and tricky!

So last week while grocery shopping, I somehow managed to roll over my foot, specifically my baby piggy toe, with the shopping buggy. I don't know how but I did. And it hurts. I think I sprained or broke it. Then yesterday, just after I finished telling someone about my brainiac grocery store move, I stubbed the exact same piggy toe on the corner of my desk. It was the sort of pain you feel in your stomach. OUCH! So forget what I just said above. Maybe I am dumb!

Don't forget to comment on my Friday post to play the Pay-It-Foreword game! Big fun!!


lisagh said...

I'm with you on the word verification angst - I can't stand it!!

Doodle Bugs said...

They are tricky!! I hate them too and I swear I have almost blogged about it too!!

People have a choice to take that off their comments in their dashboard... I wish EVERYONE would go in and remove it.

However it does stop some of the spam comments- which I get alot of :o( So, I can understand why some people leave it on their blogs.

As for your little toe.. bless your heart :o)

Lauren @ Adventures of a Southern Newlywed said...

I am not a fan of word verification either. I never type in the letters correctly.

WSU Laura said...

I have the same issues with the word verification and sometimes after 3 tries, I just give up.

Emily said...

The whole work verification factor is stinky, but it does keep out those annoying spam comments, which I keep getting.

I find spam comments more annoying than typing some letters in a box though because it's super frusterating to think you have a real comment, go to read it, then find that it's just a link to some junky spam site!

Tammy B said...

I can't stand the word verification. I think my blog has it, but I don't know how to get rid of it. I especially hate the one on Sirius online radio. I usually have to try a couple of times before I get it correct. I hate that about your pinky toe. I know it hurt.

Tippy said...

I have the word verification on my blog but I don't have the comment moderation enabled - which I don't like on others' blogs. I like instant gratification so I like to have people post comments and they're there automatically. I also changed it to let people anonymously comment. I can always go in and delete comments if I want. I just didn't want spammers.

Sorry about your toe!!

Preppy Lizard said...

I am so with you on the word verification...I do not like them at all!

Well I Do Declare said...

I HATE word verification! I don't think Blogger has the audio version, but I always use that when it is offered. I don't know how they expect people to read some of that stuff!


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