I am NOT a robot….!

Day 9 SOL19

I have to own up to a pet peeve while trying to comment on some of the other slicers’ lovely SOL posts. I know it’s something to do with whatever website they are writing on or from, but it is very frustrating when you have written a thought-filled comment and then you have to prove you’re not a robot (because you don’t have a google account?! Not quite sure if that is why it happens.)

Anyway, I tick that I am NOT a robot and then I have to verify the squares that have a bike or a vehicle or car or fire hydrant or traffic lights in them…and obviously I miss some (because the squares are small and the resolution quite blurry) and I get a repeat and then another repeat, before FINALLY, my inquisitor decides to let me pass and publishes my comment.

It’s not something that anyone else seems to be annoyed about, so maybe I’m the only one suffering at the hands of a computer generated test to prove that I am not a robot?

20 thoughts on “I am NOT a robot….!

  1. You are not the only one annoyed by comment moderation, captchas, robot prompts, and all other objectifying tests in commenting. Drives me bonkers. The only blogs I excuse are edublog users. They can’t control this nonsense. I’d like to see all blogs begin w/ a notice declaring their filtering. Then I’d skip them. Honestly, I’m more than a little offended by these filters. TWT clearly directs bloggers to turn off moderation, yet several on their team moderate. Grrrrrrrr. Okay, rant over.

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  2. Some of the moderation is a function of the platform or people just honestly don’t even know. In the scheme of things, it’s not a pet peeve, but I understand the frustration from other experiences when I have to prove I’m not a robot. Sometimes if I’m concerned that my comment will be lost, I copy it so that I can make sure I don’t lose it.

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  3. It’s heartening to know I’m not the only one who fails that test! But I am also a new-to-this-world blogger who hasn’t the time (or know-how) to ensure my comments aren’t equally vilifying. Perhaps this is the nudge I need to check that…so thanks.

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  4. I think this has gotten better (for me at least). My pet peeve is till those verification squares as I always miss at least one square and have to do them again! I hope that if this were happening on my blog (I sure hope I have turned all these things off), someone would kindly (or even little less) tell me. Here is to hoping a “free’er” commenting weekend!

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  5. Yes indeed, I’ve been discouraged with this as well; some blogs that I really wanted to comment on wouldn’t let me access comments at all, which was super frustrating.Never thought about using it as a slice topic, though – excellent idea to raise awareness!

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  6. Those annoying I am not a robot devices are frustrating. I guess the alternative is a robot that hacks my account. Not sure that’s possible but I assume it’s the reason. But we all know what happens when you assume.

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  7. Oh, I definitely relate! And I’m glad to hear that I’m not the only one who can’t always see those little pictures. I have a Google account, so I don’t think that’s the cause. What can it be? Ugh. I hate those prove-you’re-human things!

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  8. I lose comments so often. I copy and paste everything before I had published or enter because I don’t wanna lose it. And at least if I copy it, I can email it to myself and reach out to the person again later if the comment still doesn’t post.

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