9.12.2008

The letters

Most blogs ask for the "word verification" when leaving a comment. Mine's not set-up for it. Sometimes I think I should but it never defaulted to that setting when I started blogger so I guess I'm just being lazy.
It doesn't fully bother me that I have to type the letters in. I understand the purpose (so that computer generated comments, unsolicited comments, etc can't be left on there. right?) Cool.
But what does bug me is that sometimes I, a human (with 20/20 eyesight and pretty good typing skills) can't even make out some of the letters. Is that a t or an f? a w or a couple of v's? Come on Blogger. We're just mortals.And has anyone noticed that the list of letters is getting longer? I guess we're running out of combinations like license plates? Eight letters seem to be the norm these days.
Does Dana have too much time on her hands? Contrary. Just too much babysitting and blog-commenting for the week to have anything else to write about.

6 comments:

the bates motel said...

i feel ya on the letters thing. i actually am sometimes turned off to leave a comment when i have to type the verifications. it's annoying and lots of the time it takes me a couple before i get it right. so stay lazy don't add it :)! lots of babysitting huh. have fun! yeah for the weekend!

Kenny and Linsey said...

um - BIG FAT DITTO!

Super Kate said...

I had no idea you could turn it off. I just thought it was a random thing. I can't stand it. I'm totally going to see if I can figure out how to turn it off. Or maybe it already is...I don't usually comment on my own blog., perhaps I should start.

La La Land said...

Amen, sister. So annoying.

Saunja said...

I know, that is really bugging. I really hope I don't have that setting on mine. I guess I'll go check right now.

Saunja said...

Bugging! It was in place on my blog! I had no idea, sorry. I changed it. It must just be the default now.