Okay, hope most of you got the reference in the title (if not, go take a quick jaunt here). Of course, I’m not really complaining about wire hangers, but my “wire hanger” of blogging…CAPTCHA. Ugh – I’ve hinted at how much I dislike CAPTCHA before but I wanted to revisit and explain more how awful I find it. What does CAPTCHA even mean? I did a bit of research (or ahem, read Wikipedia) and learned that CAPTCHA stands for “Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart.” Who knew not? Not this girl. So why do I hate CAPTCHA so much?
Because when I want to leave a comment on a blog, I HATE having to decipher things that look like this:
The numbers are small, hard to read and just annoying! I truly do not understand why bloggers who theoretically would like comments from their readers would make it harder to do so. So here it is…my plea for NO MORE CAPTCHA EVER! Please, stop using it. Your readers hate it and you are loosing comments — trust me. If you are truly concerned about spam, check out this post where I recommend a great plugin for dealing with spam.
Okay, stepping off my soapbox.
What’s your blogger pet peeve?