I Really Hate Captcha

I really have come to dislike captchas.  I get the idea, no one want a bunch of spam.  But really, does it have to be so difficult?

1. I can’t read the darn things half the time with all the fuzzy, wiggly backgrounds, different sized letters, and letters at different depths.  I especially hate the ones that look like negatives, white on black then black on white.  You know the ones.  Those couple letters that fall in the transition area are virtually illegible.    I swear I have to do two or three of them before I correctly enter the right letters.

2.  I hate that they are often very close to real words.  My eyes automatically see a real word and my fingers type it.  I believe that is an actual phenomenom where people see familiar patterns and their brain completes it, even if it’s not there.  So, what happens?  I type an actual word and I have to do another one.  Why can’t they just use a completely made-up jibberish word?

3.  I hate on some blogs when I type in my comment, click to publish the comment, only to have a captcha show up after.  It’s like an evil little game.  Oh, you can comment here, it’s okay, go ahead.  GOTCHA!  Just kidding!  (evil laughing)  Half the time I’m clicking to close the tab I have open and I see it pop up a nanosecond too late.  I do not go back and recomment.

Ok, I got that off my chest.  I really do hate them.

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  1. jaded16 says:

    Seriously, we’re telepathic! EVERY SINGLE TIME I get my captcha wrong. I even see it mocking me.

    You and me, against captchas for life!
    .-= jaded16´s last blog ..Welcome To Internalised Misogyny : Part One In An Infinite Series Of DoucheBaggerey =-.

  2. Christy says:

    It’s like you read my mind! Sometimes if I have to enter one, I just x out and forget about it ;) I’m that lazy!
    .-= Christy´s last blog ..Exciting News! Oh, and a GIVEAWAY! =-.

  3. glenda says:

    Oh I can’t read them either! Thank you for entering and the follow! I’m following you back! I read some of your other blog. Were you able to move your followers? I want my own site but I have 400+ followers and I don’t want to lose them all!

  4. Julia says:

    I hate them too and #3 drives me crazy!! I am following from Friday Blog Hop… hope you’ll stop by my blog and follow when you get a chance :) Have a great weekend!

    http://julia-livelovelaugh.blogspot.com/
    .-= Julia´s last blog ..Happy Friday :) =-.

  5. Jessica S. says:

    Hello! I am following from Friday Blog Hop! I am so with you on the hating captcha thing. I can never seem to read them!
    http://naturalbabygiveaways.com/friday-fun-604/
    .-= Jessica S.´s last blog ..Bummis Swim Diaper Giveaway – Ends 6/15 =-.

  6. Melissa says:

    Thank you for stopping by today and joining in my first blog hop!! I am following you back!

  7. You’ve got a really great blog here!

    Happy FF! I’m your newest follower! If you get a chance, will you please stop by and follow me too at http://www.mommylivingthelifeofriley.com

    Have a great weekend!
    .-= Melissa Cleaver´s last blog ..Howdy Pardner! It’s Stick ‘Em Up Friday ~ List All Your Giveaways Here! =-.

  8. TornadoTwos says:

    I hate it too! I always misread the word, and I have to redo it as well. And why do some make the letters all fuzzy? I think they LIKE to mess with us!

    Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment!
    .-= TornadoTwos´s last blog ..Brotherly Love =-.