As all one of you who read my blog realize, I frequent digg. A lot! I also submit a lot of stories that I find interesting. One thing that has frustrated me to no end is their word verification hoop that you need to dive through in order to submit a story. I almost NEVER get the text right the first time. Sometimes it takes me 3 to 5 times typing in the text in order to get it right. It’s become almost like playing slots. You pull the handle and hope for the best. When you get it right, the payoff is good!
For instance, here are examples of the captcha text from digg:
is this KCep, kCep, Kcep or kcep?
is this KCyLes, kCyLes, kcyLeS, KCYLeS, kcyles, kcyleS, Kcyles, kCyles….blah..blah..blah
is this jLEPCas, jLEPCaS, JLEPCAS, jlEPCas, jLEPcaS….blah..blah..blah
and what the hell are the tiger stripes for?
Here is an example of good captcha text as found on blogger:
it’s really obvious that this is batggcv
again fairly obvious what this is
again with the obvious….
So digg, if you’re listening, please fix the word verification scheme that you have because it’s hurting my eyes…