It’s Monday, November 12th. And that means it’s Captcha Craptcha Day.
Small Town Shelly Brown has designated today as as Captcha Craptcha Day along with her bloghop hosts, Jolene Perry, Randy Lindsay, and James Duckett.
So in honor of CCD (I didn’t want to write that out again), and to encourage others to shut this feature off on their blogs, we get to talk about why we hate captcha.
For those who don’t know, captcha is that little box that appears when you want to post a comment on a blog–word verification. It asks to type in the code to prove you’re not a robot. Which means a spammer. (Bloggers hate spammers, along with everyone else, except spammers themselves.)
But mostly captcha just annoys us regular people.
So these are my thoughts.
I hate captcha. Mostly because I always screw it up. Sometimes those letters are hard to read. I’m a good typist, really I am. So I don’t get how I do it wrong so often. A lot of times it takes one retype. But sometimes two. And every once in a while three.
I tried to listen to the audio once. That didn’t work well.
But I am not one of those people who gives up. So if you use captcha, I will still leave that comment, but I know others who won’t.
So do the whole blogging world a favor, and shut off captcha. Your readers will thank you! (Go to Shelly’s site above to get directions on how to do this.)
Oh, and don’t feel bad if you didn’t know what captcha meant, cause I didn’t know until just recently either.
November 12, 2012 by Suzi