Saturday, 25 January 2014

I Must Be a Robot

 
 
I must be a robot.
 
Because virtually every time I get to the end of reading an interesting Blog post and go to leave a comment, the ones that have the 'prove you are not a robot' numbers/words/puzzles make me do it over and over again .... and yes, I do put on my reading glasses .. most of the time :-)
 
I know they are a necessary evil for some, but it's soooo frustrating!!
 
Sue xx

27 comments:

  1. They peeve me greatly Sue but I battle through & I wear my glasses all the time! I must say the number versions are easier than the letters.

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  2. if the letters are very garbled I type anything in and on the second attempt they are usually much clearer. I agree the numbers are easier. I have given up commenting on some blogs, the pleasure is not worth the pain.

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  3. It's a pet peeve of mine too. Some blogs use verification and moderate as well - you only need to do one!
    If you want and/or need to monitor comments (because some sites attract a lot of spam) then you just need to moderate!

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    1. I need to do both. Sometimes. I was getting 100 spam comments a day mixed in with the genuine ones. It takes a lot of time sorting through them, so I put the verification on, then the spam goes into the spam box, much easier. The automatic spammers seem to have dropped off a bit now, down to ten a day, so now I can take the word verification off.

      I was also getting troll comments every day, and need to moderate because I don't want derogatory remarks blighting my blog. Some of them were pretty nasty. So I have to moderate.

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  4. I simply can not read the damned things even with my glasses on !

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  5. I'm with you Laura. Why do you need both? I often end up not commenting if I have too much trouble, which is a shame, because bloggers might think there is no interest in their post and we all like to get comments dont' we?
    Gill

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  6. Oh how I can relate to this!!

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  7. The numbers are a lot easier but just in case they go back to the wiggly letters here is a tip: If you push the circular arrow symbol to the right of where you type the verification word or number in, it will give you another one. Every push makes it easier. Simples!

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  8. So glad it isn't just me! WS xxx

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  9. Yes, I must admit this is my pet hate too....a human can hardly read the numbers (I wear glasses too) but the numbers look like they were chewed up and spat out and then they say "now what numbers are these". It annoys me as well particularly when I'm using my iPad so you are not alone. Regards Kathy A, Brisbane, Australia
    www.oursimpleandmeaningfullife.blogspot.com

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  10. I absolutely hate those, I will give them 3 trys then thats it. The numbers are much better than the squiggly letters. X

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  11. I am one too! Hate Captcha! :-( Love being able to comment on your blog easily x

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  12. I also hate these & find the numbers easier than the letters, it does put me off commenting on some blogs. Vee

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  13. I absolutely agree, they are so frustrating. One blog I follow you click on pictures, I always need to do it at least twice, the first time I thought I had miss read the instructions but it continues to happen.

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  14. I give up after three attempts. I prefer the ones with numbers to the letters at least you have a better chance of guessing what they are :)
    I don't put word verification on my blog because I hate it so much myself x

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  15. I've not got them on mine and never had many problems yet.

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  16. Agree they can be a bloody nuisance, it's so sad that they seem to be necessary.
    What pleasure do some idiots get out of attempting to disrupt our blogs?

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  17. I wish I could prove I wasn't a robot before leaving a comment as too many times the stuff I've written gets lost ...

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    1. this happens to me also.

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    2. Yes, it would be good to prove you're not a robot before writing your post. But if you think it might get lost just copy your text first, then you can paste it into the comments box next time it comes up. To do this on the keyboard first hilight the text that you want to post by moving cursor to the end of the text & then hold L mouse down & move it over the words you want to copy . Copy this chunk of text by pressing ctrl & holding it down then press c while keeping ctrl pressed down. When you want to paste it into the box because they thought you were a robot press down ctrl & this time press v. Cut & paste on the keyboard - takes longer to read about it than to actually do it! Hope it helps someone.
      Thankyou Sue, for keeping your comments simple, Vee x

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  18. I agree wholeheartedly. I have stopped commenting on those. Too much time, I seldom get it the first time.
    So good of you to make it easy to leave a comment. Thank you.

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  19. And I seem to have a problem where I can't comment on any Wordpress blog any more at all, captcha or no captcha, comment moderation or no comment moderation. Anyone know why that could be?

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  20. Haha, the other day I must have typed in the letters about twelve times, they were so jumbled I was guessing most of the time! My children even came to help me because they were concerned when I started howling with frustration! Trouble is, they started arguing about what the letters were, so they were no help at all

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  21. I don't think I have this on my (small) blog, and I don't have any unwanted comments, so I'm wondering if it's necessary to use it so much. Sometimes I have to give up and not leave a comment at all when things don't run smoothly!

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  22. Oh I am so glad it isn't just me then. I am very new to this blogging malarky and thought it was just me being extra thick.

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  23. even with my glasses on sometimes they are hard to decipher.

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  24. Sometimes they are impossible to read and as for the garbled sounds that come out when you press the audio... argh it is frustrating. It doesn't help that on some blogging platforms, the verification is automatically set to 'on', so some newbies don't realise they have it.

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