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Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Is There, Like, A Class I Can Take?

because I keep flunking the word verification test. I can't tell you how many times recently I've typed in the flipping mumbo jumbo only for the big red YOU HAVE FLUNKED message to come on. Well, it doesn't say that, but that's what it means. If they want you to type in some gobbledygook, why do they make it so impossible to detect sometimes? Half the time I'm guessing what letter they want: is that a "v" or a "w"?? A "q" or a "g"?? Seems to me it would work just as well if the letters were a little more clearly stated. Or maybe it's just me. And you can't say, well maybe you need glasses, because I'm already wearing them.
Talk about feeling dumb.


Blogger heatherfeather said...

when i have trouble with word verification i notice that i'm not wearing my glasses or i can't tell that their "j" is an "i".

but i think they offer the classes in the Cal State system.

6:24 PM, December 14, 2005

Blogger prrrof said...

A-ha! Must have been covered the day I missed Intro to Computers to go to Cafe Max. Ah, well. (It just happened to me to. And there's no way I'm old enough for glasses.)

6:31 PM, December 14, 2005

Blogger jay are said...

but I HAVE my glasses on. Are you telling me, then, that it's ME?? Clearly.
I think I'll look up those classes (if I can decipher the info).

mrbxe (see. that was okay. but it was the fat chunky letters and those are do-able)

6:52 PM, December 14, 2005

Blogger heatherfeather said...

i made no overt assessment of blame.


7:16 PM, December 14, 2005

Blogger Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

If you find that class, please enroll me, too. I also flunk the word verification things, sometimes 3 or 4 times before I get it right.

7:54 PM, December 14, 2005

Anonymous si said...

word verification lameness is one of my “flustratingnesses” * too, especially if there's one that i “liked” & wanted to include in my comment (not that often actually...). if you find a class, sign me up too when you enroll yourself & nick.

*a malaprop that i mentioned in a past post of yours that seemed to fit here somehow...

pxdaeg -- nice clear letters

10:40 PM, December 14, 2005

Blogger Meow said...

I think there is a nasty blogging monster in the computer that doesn't want to make it easy for us to post stuff. The monster probably sits there laughing at us, enjoying the frustration of it all !!

Don't worry, you are not the only one.

10:59 PM, December 14, 2005

Anonymous si said...

it looks like i messed up trying to link your previous post (it does look sort of good). i guess that it's fitting that i did it on this post...

i'm trying again. hopefully it works this time -- if not, it's "words are weird" in nov 2005.


11:01 PM, December 14, 2005

Blogger No_Newz said...

Get outta my head lady. ;) I swear I was going to write something on these lines the other day!
Why isn't it called "non-word verification" because they aren't even real words?
The other thing, I know how to type, pretty well I might add. But for whatever reason when I am faced with random letters, I have to look at one letter on the screen, look at keyboard, look back at letter and finally poke the right letter on the keyboard in a hunt and peck fashion. Then sometimes those non-words are so squished together I can't tell a d from a c and l side-by-side.I feel like I belong on the short bus. Especially when it tells me I screwed up. I say "What?!" Out loud. All alone. This word verification thingy has me talking to myself and making crazy long comments. :P
Lois Lane
P.S. this comment has been sponsored by the letters, nwacxcy and b.

10:10 AM, December 15, 2005

Blogger jay are said...

the short bus! hah! I think that bus is really FULL! :)

10:16 AM, December 15, 2005

Blogger Crystal said...

Amen. I fail all the time too. They should either keep the effed up font and spell real words, or use Arial 26-point Bold. My word right now is:

9:49 AM, December 16, 2005


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