Saturday, July 13, 2013

UBC day 13- Prove that you are not a robot....



I tried to comment on someone's space and this is what I encountered! Undecipherable, unintelligent codes that made me scratch my head in frustration and wonder if all that they had taught us in primary school was a farce...Maybe they should include an extra class in school where they teach you how to decipher this stuff!!

Take a look at some of these codes-


reCAPTCHA challenge image







reCAPTCHA challenge image








I might just be a robot for all you know. You see, I cannot read the captcha!! For reasons of attracting spam, many sites require me to prove that I am a human enough not to spam. But I fail to see the reason behind it. If I could read the write up, it means I am human right? What more do I need to prove? By the way, I did not know robots also read and commented on things! 

I think it should be named, prove that you are a robot, because only a robot would be able to read all those squiggly-squaggly words and numbers! 

I keep hitting the keys hoping I've got the right word, and after a few tries I've lost all inclination to comment. Enabling comment moderation is a wise thing to do, because it anyway lets you see the comments before you publish them, but getting your readers to go through this unthinkable stuff is torturous. 

Again, I may be wrong.... I am a robot, you see!! 




27 comments:

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    1. charan sparsh to the word verification........it got so p****d off that I wrote this post that two of my own comments were found in the spam folder!

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  2. hahahaha....even i have enabled comment moderation....but still this is a hilarious post :P :D

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    1. see my point? see all that u put us through? :) :)

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    2. hahahaha... :D exactly :)

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  3. This is such a much needed post. I too have encountered this, when I go to a blog that I really want to comment upon, but it won't let me. And no matter how hard I screw my eyes, some captchas just aren't meant to be deciphered.

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  4. God you just said what I was thinking... just returned from a blog that had this word verification.. I serioiusly think people should just have moderation on... sometimes then i just leave without commenting.. it's irritating a lot of time...

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    1. i do that too....after a few tries at trying to prove im not a bot, i just wring my hands in exasperation and leave!

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  5. CAPTCHAS drive me batty, but I endure because I know how much I value comments and figure the person I am visiting does too. Sometimes no matter how hard you try you can't break them proving that maybe I am part robot. Who knows?? LOL

    Kathy
    http://gigglingtruckerswife.blogspot.com

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    1. LOL! yea, sometimes the person in question is too endearing not to go through the rigmarole for him/her!!

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  6. LOL!!
    I don't like blogger word verification either!! Very annoying! :D

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  7. My dear Princess.. I can't even begin my rant on hpw much I get irritated by these or zillion other approvals fellow bloggers put up..It feels as if we are being barricaded.. If not for what they through their words made me feel, I wouldve not tried hard time and again :)

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    1. rightly so....... but a lot of them tell me spam is really a big issue for them....

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  8. Oh dear you have touched every blogger's nerve. Havent you? And yes we all feel the same as already expressed in above comments. I hope they can locate the robot that goes commenting on blogs so that we humans can live a normal life :D :D

    Richa

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    1. hahahaha...that was a good one..... yea..jaldi se us "rabatt" ko dhoondo....mona!

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  9. It sucks a thousand times more when I am reading through cellphone :-/

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    1. oh u bet! as it is the words are impossible to decipher...and to top it, on the mobile screen.... bhagwan bachaye!

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  10. The word verification with twisted and curvy fonts is the biggest annoying factor on some blogs. Sometimes, to comment you have to try out 3-4 options. And since you have invested your time to read and comment you feel like taking that last step too, but it is so annoying! I wish the bloggers who have this on their blogs get to use this captcha on their blogs too whenever they are replying to comments!

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    1. that last line was a rocker!! i agree completely!! hahahaha!

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  11. Ahhhh, your poor thing. I agree that the reCaptcha irritates the hell out of people but there is a history behind the reCaptcha. It helps in digitizing books that might otherwise get lost in the sands of time. Read more on wiki :) Fortunately for me, I get it right easily. Well, maybe you are a robot :P

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