Friday, December 15, 2006

Yet another tool of the Devil..


I cherish my Blogger buddies.

So much so,that I am more than willing to suffer the aggravation and ultimate humiliation of the dreaded "word verification" thingy.
First,they give you a completely undecipherable combination of Chinese/Arabic,which I always get wrong.I've begun to find this strangely comforting..
Then,they make the letters all tiny,so I have to take off my glasses and lean into the screen like Mr. Magoo....Wrong again..
Then you get some 17 letter palindrome that looks like the condensed version of "War and Peace" from the inside out...Frankly,my attention span is pretty much depleted by the time I log into Blogger Beta,so I fail that one with flying colors.
Finally!..My comment shows up,...4 freakin' times!!..


I know that it's designed to weed out spam and such,but can anything that will eventually let the likes of ME in really be that effective?..just sayin'..Tip o' the lid to lorraine.I really wasn't trying to be your one-millionth comment.. ;)

14 Comments:

At 5:47 PM , Anonymous Allan said...

Dude. Welcome to my world. Or try to get in if Blooger will be so kind.Which it won't.

-Allan

 
At 5:52 PM , Blogger Sling said...

allan-I'm havin' a hell of a time getting anything done in Bloggertown the last couple of days.

 
At 6:10 PM , Blogger gina said...

Those are all the reasons I use Haloscan - no word verification for my commenters, no spam, just nice comments. I feel your pain with the word verification, Sling. I almost always have to do it more than once.

As for being Lorraine's millionth commenter, that will probably be me too. Meanwhile, I'll be lucky to have 100 comments on my two year old blog. Sheesh. :)

 
At 6:13 PM , Blogger Grish said...

I took my verification out for now. unless I start getting unwated spam en-mass again I won't worry about

It's something when you have to do more typeing to log in or to post a comment than you wrote on the actual comment lol.

 
At 6:50 PM , Blogger Sling said...

gina-I'm thinkin' if I tried commenting while sober,I might stand a better chance....Nah...

grish-I've seen the crap that spammers leave on people's blogs,so I really do understand why they use WV..
I just wanted to whine a little 'cause..you know...I'm cranky. ;)

 
At 7:42 PM , Blogger Evangeline said...

The likes of cranky ol' you is precisely why I don't use word verification.

 
At 8:25 PM , Blogger gina said...

sling - added your blog to my list of blogs... just an FYI...another link, another opportunity for more comments. :) And being sober might help, but then again... :)

 
At 12:42 AM , Blogger charlie said...

I'd move from blogger but feel faint at the thought of the removal costs. Can't even get into beta so what chance would i have with haloscan? Doh!

 
At 8:41 AM , Blogger Citymouse said...

ohhh, your words are just so special they need to be repeated

 
At 9:17 AM , Blogger rosemary said...

Been there done that....thank god it isn't just me! Not only are the letters foreign they seem to wiggle. Maybe the cat walking across my keyboard can figure it out. Found you through Gina eclecticdefined...she is a friend and lives close by. I am from So Cal..San Gabriel Valley and all of my family are still there. Your blogs are great to read.

 
At 11:44 AM , Blogger rosemary..in.. said...

Both feet in mouth...I plead stupidity...let me see....I'll blame Gina, that's right, she set it up that way. I never knew I had that stupid thing on my site...sorry...if I knew how to get rid of it I would...I'll ask Gina. Thank you for the visit. Obviously my slippers failed.

 
At 11:59 AM , Blogger Sling said...

lol gina-I would never expect anyone to modify their blog on my account.I would feel so bad if anyone did.I'll grudgingly,..er...happily I mean,continue to arm wrestle with WV..

 
At 12:03 PM , Blogger Sling said...

shit!...I meant rosemary..Perhaps this sheds some light on my fued with WV.. ;)

 
At 10:44 PM , Blogger apositivepessmist said...

if I had a buck for every curse word I've used just for blogger...well I'd be very fooking rich, well maybe not rich rich but.

and then we have where the stoopid blog roll not alerting me to the fact that buddies have posted. damn things always useful til they stop werkun.

 

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