Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Today's Rant: Word Verification

It should be considered cruel and unusual punishment for a dyslexic person to have to deal with "word verification." I admit to having Word Verification on my blog - thank you, spammer. Only six people have managed to find my blog. And you, spammer.

So I have Word Verification turned on as many other blogs do. It would be okay if it were actually a word that we're verifying. But those nonsensical series of numbers trip me up every time. I'm not kidding. It takes at least two times to post a comment - even on my own blog.

Today I was experiencing de ja vu. I commented on lala's blog and my word to verify was "shenita" - not too bad, because it almost reminds me of a name. I moved on to someone else's blog, and there it was: "shenita" again. Another blog - also "shenita". Who is this Shenita and why is she following me from blog to blog????


Anonymous said...

OMGosh! I was totally thinking about doing a word verification post on my blog! I am not dyslexic, and it still takes me at least 2 times to get through it and my husband always laughs at me! And yesterday I kept getting shenita as well, and then I thought "do we always get the same word on each blog and this is just the first time I've noticed???" Weird.

Nicole said...

I don't have it on mine (I don't think). I just hate it. I have never noticed having the same word though. That is weird!! I always get it wrong and like Flip Flop, not dyslexic! So it isn't just you. Tell Shenita I am looking for her!!

Sue said...

Word verification on my blog too, and even then it takes me a few tries to get it right!
LOL! I didn't notice the Shenita thought.

Elle*Bee said...

flip flop mamma I'm pretty sure that the in the past, the word was different for each blog I've visited. Yesterday was the first time I noticed it. (And I'm probably not dyslexic either. I'm find with words, actually, but I'm always transposing numbers or random letters/symbols. There's different name for that, but I can't remember what it is.)

Nicole, you'd probably don't have word verification turned on - you can do it through your blogger settings.

sue, it was like she was following me.

I'm going to casually keep track. Let's see if "oggnj" (the word I'll have verify in order to post this comment) will stalk me today. :-)

Lala's world said...

ok that is too funny! I hate it too, I get it wrong so many times and no matter how fast I can type I go slow moe on the WV!

Jenmomof4 said...

I hate the word verification but I too have it on mine. That was funny..I wonder if Shenita will pop up again.

Elle*Bee said...

lala, I can never seem to get it, either. Until "shenita" - that was pretty easy, but it was odd how I found that to be the word on several blogs on that day (word of the day, perhaps?)

welcome, jen, it seems "shenita" is gone and "oggnj" didn't follow me at all. This of course means, it'll take me much longer to post comments since the words seem to be random again. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'll be sure to check out yours.