Captcha? – Why Do I Have to Prove I’m Human?

captchaWhy Do I Have to Prove I’m Human? Seriously, I want to know. I pay taxes that should be proof enough! Ain’t nobody’s business but my own. Have the aliens landed and nobody fessed up?

Where I’m going with this is the dang “Captcha” feature on some blogs and other websites. You know, that annoying little tool that forces you to figure out the letters in nonsensical words and parrot them back. All it makes me want to do rip my hair out and toss my laptop out in the yard. A dangerous desire especially if I lose track of when the sprinklers come on. Sometimes I manage to get it right and other times I give up. I’ve even given up following some blogs and signing up for newsletters for this very reason.

I try to take the charitable point of view and think; well this blogger has soooo many replies that they need computeralogical help to sort out the nasty replies or spams. Then I try to tell myself I’m jealous. That doesn’t work because I’m not really a jealous type of person. I applaud with joy the success of others. And if Mr. Husband decided to get a woman on the side? Well that would be a very stupid thing to do. His loss and I wish them both the best after I burn all his belongs in a great bonfire of rage. OK, maybe a teeny bit jealous.

To me, using Captcha is like inviting someone into your home and then making them solve a Rubik’s cube before you serve them a drink. It’s just not neighborly.

11 responses

  1. I hate those things. I can’t read half of them. I also hate the ones that tell me to check a box, too. I always forget to check the box.

    1. Exactly you forget to check the box because you are HUMAN! 🙂

  2. how about a post on all the things in your house that beep at you? It started with the fridge door. But now it’s also the washer and dryer and microwave and cellphone and half a dozen other things that beep and won’t stop beeping until I open them up or plug them in or, or, or… I would like to have the choice to just ignore something…

    I also hate captcha…

    1. Yes, having a host of gadgets beeping at you demanding attention gets old quick. I had a car that beeped when the driver door was open, but none of the other doors did. What good is that? I don’t drive that often with the door open and if I did? Well that’s my business. Now a useful beep would be one that tells you that you are about to drive off with the gas nozzle still plugged into the car. I’ve almost pulled that stunt on several occasions. I miss full service stations.

      1. I might be the only person of driving age in the western world who has never pumped gas. True, I don’t drive unless the circumstances are dire… but even if they are, I’ve always managed to get out of it somehow.

        I plan on going to my grave without ever performing that distinctly disgusting duty…

        1. Wow!!! That’s all I can say.

  3. Couldn’t agree more. There are several blogs I like to read but have given up commenting on bc of those dumb security hoops–I don’t wanna jum through them!

      1. I don’t comment either. The worst ones of all are the ones that completely blank out everything if you miss the Captcha so you have to start over. I refuse on principal!

  4. I agree COMPLETELY! I HATE Captcha. I also hate Twitter Validator. If I have to do that, I won’t follow you. I did notice however that on the Twitter Validator that they’ve gotten away from the word Captcha and gone to the “re-arrange the face” Captcha…interesting but still pisses me off. I always leave the face “un” re-arranged.
    PKC

    1. Haven’t come across the re-arrange the face thing on Twitter yet. Sounds ghastly!

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