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Saturday, November 13, 2010

That darn capcha and the Saturday Blog Hop

I am really bored today. Dad and I went and played stick fetching and I went swimming but I am still raring to go and dad and mom keep telling me to calm down. I was at a loss as to what to write about today too. So, mom and I settled down to read our bloggie roll. It is not possible for us to keep up with every post from all our friends, but we do try.

 Just plain bored

We like to add a comment when we are inspired, but we read a whole lot more blogs than just the ones we comment on. REALLY.

I had never noticed before since mom does the typing but today I saw she had to do this weird thing when she posted comments - type these strange letters that make no sense. She says they are called a CAPTCHA and they are used to tell comments from humans apart from computers. I didn't even know computers read blogs!

Sometimes they look like this:

Mom says those are actually two real words but they also put that line through it to make it hard for the computer to read. Mom says sometimes it is hard for humans to read too!

This one is from mom's work bloggie. This particular one is easy compared to some that pop up. She says sometimes she has a hard time getting it right but believe it or not the spammers get through anyway!

Most of the blogs we follow are on Blogger and the CAPTCHA is not too hard. 
The Word Press bloggies are a little harder and look more like the official CAPTCHA in the first example above. A couple of the blogs we follow do not have one - my blog does not have one. I know we get a little bit of spam but Blogger has actually developed a pretty cool spam blocker that catches the most annoying ones now. We certainly understand why people like to have them and some people even moderate their posts (mom's work blog does that too).

We wanted to share with you some of today's CAPTCHAs!

imelays Harremoes

Sounds like a foreign language!

Be sure and check out the other bloggies on the Saturday Blog Hop!


JackDaddy said...

I think I like 'imelays Harremoes' the best! :)

sagechronicles said...

I think those catcha's are fun!! I love typing them in, but sometimes my paws mess up with the letters....


Kristin G. said...

I've thought of removing the capcha from my blog, but I'm not sure what spam might result. I know people get tired of entering them. Thanks for sharing the info. I may turn it off for a while and see what happens. Have a great weekend!!

Max the Quilt Cat said...

Thanks for that lesson on capcha... I don't think I have that on my blog, do I?

Kristin G. said...

P.S. - It's great to meet fellow Virginian bloggers/dog lovers!

The Thundering Herd said...

We are not a huge fan of those things, but it might have something to do with dad's tri-focals - grins.

Cathy Keisha said...

Some of those CATchas are quite funny. Sometimes I read a post about cat's eating and the word is something food-like. BTW, I'm like you, I only comment on about 30% of the blogs I read altho I get upset if I have 3 blogs in 1 week and my furrends only comment on the most recent one.

accordingtogus.com said...

Awww...Yoda looks very tired. Happy Saturday!

Shawnee the Shepherd said...

I tried to take the capcha off just last week and had to put the bitey on spam within the furst 5 minutes it woz off. I get so tired of doing snarly face with spam so I turned the capcha back on. Sigh. (Pee Ess: Mom duss has the worstest time with Yahoo capchas - she say noggty werds when she can't read them and that be like always.)

Frankie Furter said...

My mom does not care much for the Squiggly Word thingys. Butt the thingy that is really bad about them is... trying to find them... some blogs have them right up here like yours is... some are set up so that you have to scrollllllllllllllllllllll forever to see if there even is a capcha. And then you have to WAAAAAAIIIITTTT furever to be able to click out of the blog.

blindmaximus said...

BOL! We were thinking about captchas just yesterday...when Girl had to type one she couldn't even read. Sometimes they seem a little ridiculous!

Yoda_the_Dog said...

Don't worry - I did not mean to imply they were a pain, just that sometimes there were kind of funny. Maybe we need to do some more research to find out how they got their name.

Sam said...

Mom keeps her fingers crossed that she will not need to use them. A couple of times she has gotten words that are not family-friendly!


Benny and Lily said...

We think bloggy has its own language
Benny & Lily

Busy Buttons said...

BOL! That "just plain bored" pic made Mom and I both laugh. You're just too adorable! Maybe you just needed to play stick fetching longer? I've been plucking toys like crazy today.

houndstooth said...

We got a captcha today that said "bablepug"! I had to laugh at that one!


Priscilla said...

i don't mind doing it but just hope they're easy for me to figure out the letters. It's quite frustrated if I get it wrong the first time and then the second time. I guess it has its purposes anyway!!!

♥ Sallie said...

Don't be bored! You can come help us fight evil turkeys and garden gnomes if you want? :)


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