You want me to comment on one of your blog posts? Even more so, do you want me to remain a reader of your blog? Then shut those damn things off or else (this is goodbye).
Alright, I might be a little late to rant about the not-so-new-anymore Captcha which Blogger implemented earlier this year. That doesn't make it any less annoying though. I'm sure you've encountered it before (not on my blog, mind you) and in the rare case that you're one of the lucky few who hasn't got the slightest touch of an idea what I'm talking about, have a look at these ...
Come on! Seriously? You don't just prove that you're not a robot if you're able to decipher these. You also show off some noteworthy psychic abilities if you are able to guess some of those examples. And if it wouldn't be bad enough to play the guessing game for one lousy comment, imagine the fun to be had when you want to enter a giveaway and need to leave a comment for every single extra entry while Captcha is enabled. That can get your heart-rate up, I'm telling you. Good thing I tend to have low blood pressure, 'cause otherwise this couldn't possibly be healthy. I'm talking coronary (best case) or homicidal rage (worst case).
And it's not even as though blogs would receive that much spam that one could justify using Captcha. I get maybe two a month and usually those land in the spam-folder anyway. I've heard other bloggers discuss this and most claim to very rarely getting spam comments. So why? Why!?!?
To be fair though, there are some alternatives out there. Captcha for the playful. Captcha for those too stupid to decipher the mumble jumble above. I honestly don't mind one of those, 'cause all you need to do is click once and you're done. So, you see, I don't mind those cute and easy to use Captchas out there.
But generally I find myself in the following kind of situation ...
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... and I'm pretty sure I don't need another Master Degree!
What's your take on Captcha? Hate it with a vengeance too? Comment away in the safe knowledge that you won't have to prove you're a human being.