Sep 24, 2008

Word Quiz


A picture is worth a thousand words right?

I don't much like to type becasue I have such a hard time moving my thoughts from their origination point and out of my fingers. (I also never type becAUse correctly and I'm not fixing it any more.) It seems that a lot of the time when I have to do the "Word Quiz" (as one dear bloggy friend calls it) I get it wrong and have to redo it. In light of this I have removed the "Word Quiz" from my comments section. You are now allowed to leave a comment whether or not you can read the letters.

It strikes me as very odd that THEY make the letters so difficult to discern. It is my understanding that the reason it reduces spam is becasue it is an image and automated spam whatchamacallits can't read images. So whey do THEY make the images hard for people to read? Becasue!

Becasue, becasue, becasue, becaaaaasue, ........becasue of the __________________ (fill in the blank)



Chatty Kelly said...

...wonderful things he does. We're off to see the wizard, the wonderful wizard of oz!

Or maybe you just meant because the blogger people are messing with us.

Either way - three cheers for no more word quiz! I hate that thing! And I too get it wrong half the time, and sometimes I don't notice, head to the next blog and come back later and go "I just know I left a comment here - what happened??"

Love the graphic. Did you make it?

Edie said...

CK - LOL, yes I know how the real song goes. I thought you of all people would have a clever little ending for the THEY. I guess I wasn't clear on that. Oh well.

The graphic - I captured a screenshot of my comments window and added the "NULL" symbol. I was going to add comments but forgot and didn't feel like changing it.

Runner Mom said...

I agree with Kelley! I hate that thing as well!!

Edie--I have a question for you, my friend! Where in Texas do you live? I am trying to find a blogger who lives in the San Antonio area just for some input as we will be down there in 7 weeks for a marathon. Are you near there or do you know any bloggers who are? Thanks so much!

Alene said...

Love the post! I too hate those whatchamacallits!!! Well, my mind goes also to "We're off to see the wizard . . . . because of the wonderful things he does." ha Not original. Hey I'd love to meet your friend. Actually, I'd love to meet you too! One day girl, one day! Blessings.

On Purpose said...

Thank you for making my visits to your blogs...easier on my mind and eyes by removing the "test" I tend to fail often!

Love to you!

Tammy R said...

Thank you,thank you,thank you for be honest, I no longer feel alone:)
Sometimes it take a day or two before I can push the button to post. Oh,now I feel better!

Runner Mom said...

Thank you so much!! Enjoy the rest of your day!

Tammy R said...

See, I reread what I just wrote and I found to mistakes...

HisPrincess said...

I too often fail these little tests!

The Patterson 5 said...

Wow I did not know you COULD take it off! Maybe I can take mine off too! Thanks for the tip!

Shabby Olde Potting Shed said...

Ya know... it really STINKS when I type my comment and then the QUIZ letters... only for it to pop back at me with new letters coz I FAIL!
I have enough problems in my life without "failing" even that! Sometimes I fail it three times! Whatsupwithdat? I always get the hard ones? Usually, when I am failing it miserably.. by my third time I want to rebuke the devil to come out of it!

Chel's Leaving a Legacy said...

I think it's really funny that you misspelled "because" so many times, but spelled "whatchamacallit" perfectly! :-)

You bring up a good point...I put it on mine because I didn't know any better...has anyone ever been "spammed" on a comment before?

My ADHD Me said...

THEY make it hard to read the answers BECASUE.....THEY can! Because it is a conspiracy. And it isn't just a local or even just a National I found out from our friend His Princess in Australia. It is WORLDWIDE. And I for one, and glad that you are taking steps to put THEM in their place!!
We must all take a stand against THEM or THEY will take over the world!!
(look what they've already done to our hair, eyes, faces and even though I forgot to mention it in my conspiracy theory...Our ears..WHAT DID YOU SAY? I CAN'T HEAR YOU....I SAID OUR EARS!!

Oh, and I hate the word test at the end also.


(ha! I did my own word test and it is impossible to fail!) I beat THEM at THEIR own game. There is NO stopping us now!

I am woman, hear (WHAT?) (I said..) HEAR me roar!!

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

This is eerie--sometimes the code actually makes sense. One day it said something with the word Zoe in it. Zoe! My dog!

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

This is eerie--sometimes the code actually makes sense. One day it said something with the word Zoe in it. Zoe! My dog!