Ok, maybe it’s more of a distant second or a close third. Either way it's a problem that I feel is certainly rant-worthy. It’s called Word Verification or CAPTCHA (Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart).
Hmmm…ok, sorry, but before I continue let me give this some honest thought. Where would I place this problem on the current evils of the world list? All right, done giving it thought. Here’s how I netted out.
#2- Accidents (oil spills, tank explosions, etc.)
#3- Acts of God (hurricanes, earthquakes)
#4- Hate Crimes
#5- Bosnian kids (something always sux with them)
#8- global warming
Sorry about that. Now I can continue. Where was I? Oh right CAPTCHA. I think in this day and age our time is so valued. So why the hell would bloggers subject us to this atrocity? I mean I take time out of my workday to read your blogs. I laugh. I cry. I’m genuinely moved. So I write a comment (almost always positive). And then I’m off to read another blog or something equally as rewarding. Oh wait. No I’m not! A few bad apples still have that Word Verification thingy in place.
Why? Are you that worried about those robot spammers? I removed my WV months ago and all I get is that Asian spam every now and then. The Chinese symbols look pretty so I don’t erase it. So what's your excuse? Look, all I ask is that all you WV blogger holdouts give in. Vote NO on your blog settings page and put an end to this problem once and for all.
If I can get just one of you to convert this will all be worth it. God bless.