Skip to main content

Drunk People Cannot Make Comments on Blogs

OK, here's the thing with this image don't want people to design robots or programs or spiders or cockroaches or whatever to spam blogs and websites. I understand that. In fact, I am all for it. It's annoying to have spambots come in and post one liners like.... Can't get it up? Try this website. Top quality Viagra for low pricing. Value discount if bought inbulk. Or the most common ones would be.... Want a completely paid-for holiday with your family and coming home to a villa beside the sea before taking a spin in your luxury car. Then you have to read this! It's amazing! Within three weeks, you will get $32,000 in your account. Within a month, whether you like it or not, we'll bank in $65,498 into your bank account. Within six months, you're a f*%#@* royalty. I don't like that....and I assuming you don't like that either, right? If you have a popular blog, you get even worse stuff like hate mails, awful comments or people who are just jealous or experiencing severe PMS symptoms. Hence, word image verification came into play. It's a good thing... But these days, I think it's gotten so bad that some of these blog companies are GOING OVERBOARD with this image reading this, don't you think? OK, for example. For, I like it that their verification system is very simple. It's just like this. Can see, right? Simple....7 and a 5 and an M. I think in this case, even the most sophisticated spambot cannot 'read' or 'see' the image. Logical. But for some reason, the simple image verification is not enough wor, so they have voice or audio verification. Fine. Option for those who are blind or have sight problems. Then they up the ante summore (some more) by putting in more words. I forgot where I downloaded the above image from....maybe when commenting on a wordpress blog or something. For dunno whatever reason, it seems that spambots can now READ the image. The '75M' thing is no longer enough. Now, you have additional words in there and some are capital and then some are lower case. Maybe it's designed so that dyslexic people cannot comment on blogs because they can't read the blog post properly in the first place. Geesshhh....I don't know why. Then up the ante went again....and this time, it borders on being ridiculous liao. I think this latest one from Yahoo! Buzz borders on insane lor...don't you think? I wonder what the intention is/was. To prevent drunk people from commenting in blogs or logging into their account? Honestly, if you're drinking or high on drugs, you'll probably type T V B T 7 p This is a mild one...there were some that took me four to five tries just to get it correct, ok? Siow wan (crazy), these people. Some cross out words lah, jumble lah, make invisible lah....I mean, isn't a simple image verification thing quite enough which serves the purpose....spambots cannot (as of this moment) read images?


Anonymous said…
I couldn't agree more. They've really gone overboard with the curly-wurly letters. They seem to forget it's for humans to read, duh!
BTW come visit me at the link on my name lah :) I'm posting more often there now.
Anonymous said…
Haha... was reading all your 'bitching' posts ... I love your unabashed, all-out honesty! yalor, fark all of them $#@#$!!

Popular posts from this blog

Stargazer - Stretch Those Sides

I have been doing this pose, part of Cosmic Dance (a type of yoga, I am assuming), called Stargazer pose without knowing it is called Stargazer's pose a lot in the past. You see, sometimes, I don't follow the rules and come up with my own stretches and poses. It is fun. I have on some music, nice, soothing music or just anything I can click on. Then I go with the flow, letting my hair down. Just moving to the music...and that is when I come up with the above Stargazer's pose. This pose really stretches your sides. Keep your eyes on the outstretched hand if you are keeping it pointed to the top, as if you are waving or connecting to a higher energy from the Universe. Your arms will ache a little but hey, toned arms, here you come! :-) For those who want a bigger stretch, it is safe to slowly and gently move the lifted hand towards your back...don't overdo it, listen to your body's complaints and respect it. You don't have to prove anything to anyone, reme

Maid Side-Kick

I was kind of a little sad when I read the news about this - there will be no live-in Indonesian maids in Malaysia anymore . There are pros and cons to having a live-in maid, as with everything else, but for us, we enjoyed more pros than cons. Back then, when my kids were little, we brought in a family of maids to help with...well, just about everything, and we were like two families merged into one. They ate what we ate, we sleep, they sleep, we shop, they shop, they joke, we laugh, we joke, they laugh...for me, the maid I hired was more like a sister and side-kick to me. For that few years, I was dependent on her to mind-read my schedule and when I need or don't need help. She picked things up quickly and we ended up having lots of moments whereby we were in sync. Today, two of them are on my Facebook and we were gleefully chatting over Facebook Messenger since they've just discovered the wonders of the Internet and Social Media. Since we were more like partners in crim

The Short Hair Scandal

Except for a short period of my life where I donned long hair (which was mightily unkempt), I've mostly sported the short or bob hair cut. I just didn't have the time to deal with the straightening, curling, or whatever it is that women are required to do before they get out of the house to buy a bag of salt from the grocery store.  I've wanted to write something about how An San, a rising archer from South Korea,  got flack for sporting a short crop . Despite her performing with near stellar perfection.  How is having short hair a sign or declaration of anti-men?  Are men who wear their hair long anti-women, then? I don't even know where this is going because it doesn't even make sense. LOL. Short hair is simply easier to manage. The flip side is that if you have to attend a gala or a big event, short hair is even harder to style! PLUS, some women just look fantabulous with a short crop! Miley Cyrus , Katie Holmes , Michelle Williams , Meg Ryan , Natalie Portman ,