Monday, March 19, 2012

Dreaded Word Verification



Does this picture frighten you? Sometimes, I get that gut clenching feeling when these dreaded images pop up below my comment. Like right before taking a very important test awash with the threat of failure. Over a word! Well, two stupid words now.

My vocabulary is not stellar. I read with a dictionary next to me because I can't stand not knowing the meaning of a word. Any word. When leaving a comment, I hope the word verification does not rear its ugly head. But when it does, I look at the words and think, should I know what that means?

Cattle is a word, was and curiosity too. Should I know what nkedded is? And onstraon or urmstro? This is the point I start playing Balderdash in my head.

reCAPTCHA challenge image

gialogn: (n) a mythological beast
enewsTas: (v) the act of spreading rumors



Anyone else thinking some of these tricky words could be great for writing?

reCAPTCHA challenge image


I could see another world named Panua. Or a character named Cullic.
Or possibly a group of characters from the Mbechipa, part of the Deleduce tribe.



Maybe I'm not smart enough to pass this word verification test thingy. Maybe I'm just old and my vision is failing me. I thought I had at least another ten years before I needed to wear reading glasses.

If you still have word verification set on your blog, please, please, pretty please take it away :) J.A. Bennett has given super simple steps for doing this here. I thank you from the bottom of my arketsca if you do!


arketsca: (n) the innermost part of a human heart

34 comments:

  1. I HATE Word Verification on sites. Bane of my existance! There's so many sites I've not commented on because of Word Verification.

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  2. LOL. This is great! I may have to write a fantasy or science fiction piece of work and search out word verification words, lol.

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  3. I do dislike the word verification thing. I always end up shouting "I am not a robot!" at the screen. But I do like your idea of what to do with those words. I'll have to start keeping a list.

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  4. Hear, hear! I HATE the word verification hurdles. Especially now that it's double trouble. (As if one weren't bad enough.)

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  5. ha! I know. Those are unreasonably difficult.

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  6. For REAL! And the new word verifications are worse than before! I second your plea. Please turn it off! Pretty please!

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  7. I cringed when I saw all the pictures of the word verifications. Ick! Thanks for reminding people to lose 'em!

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  8. If I'm on my iPhone I start hyperventilating if I they have word verification because it's really hard to do.

    DOWN with word verification.

    Although I like using the words for planet names.

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  9. The word verification makes me want to not comment on some blogs. The old one wasn't bad. This new word verify is awful.

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  10. AND Blogger just added the feature where you can turn it off with the new format.

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  11. Let's hope everyone turns it off :)

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  12. It would be hilarious if after all that you had your word verification on. LOL.

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  13. Yes! And I've often wondered if those are really words or letters scrambled together. I tried but couldn't figure out how to turn of the word verification on my blog. But, one day someone left me a comment and link to find out how. Now, hopefully I've done it correctly and it's off. Thanks for spreading the word and the know how. :)

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    1. You're all clear on the word verification thing ;)

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  14. I once got the word phuct. I thought how apropos. lol I think it's a secret sanity test.

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  15. Ah-hahahaha!!!! TOO FUNNY, Hope!

    Seriously loved this post. ;)

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    1. Thanks Morgan :) I need to try to remember to laugh when that darned word verification pops up :)

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  16. So in agreement! I grit my teeth every time one of those monsters comes up!

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  17. This is a good idea. With my fantasy I try and come up with new and interesting names.

    I noticed you've hit up all of the same contests as me :) I can't wait for the critiques :) Good luck with the first line grabber :)

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    1. Start writing them down ;) And good luck too!

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  18. I used to take verification word a challenge. I feel good whenever I'm able to detect what letters are distorted. But since Google doubled it, I just got so tired of it. I removed mine recently, dunno how it works now.) Maybe you can give a try?

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  19. Yes please! I hate that verification thing too!

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    1. Super annoying, especially when I get it wrong :)

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  20. Yes! Thank you! I would post this on my blog but I have no idea how to direct others to do it. BUT referencing J.A. is a great idea! :)

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  21. I knew I hated word verification when I failed twice on someone's blog and the third word was dunce. Way to make someone feel bad ;-)

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  22. Classic comment from Sarah ^

    I was so peed off one day I wrote a flash fiction for one of Rach's Challenges and it made the semi finals :)

    Word Vert. Es. Morde.

    I don't know what that means either:)

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  23. I'd like to come up with some brilliant comment, but Sarah pretty much took the cake. You can't beat DUNCE :)

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  24. This blog literally made me laugh out loud. And now I'm worried, does my blog have that? I know you comment there pretty regularly, so I guess I'll re-check J.A.'s site and make sure mine is off.

    P.S. Thanks for your comments, they're always lovely :)

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  25. I was JUST thinking about this. Word verification is the bane of my existence! MAKE IT STOP!

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  26. Ha ha! I hear ya sister! I think the same thing, "Is this a word and should I know it?" I'm glad I'm not the only one. :)

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