Monday, November 05, 2012

Those Thingies That Make Sure You Aren't a Robot

What are they called, captchas? All I know is, I have taken a wide poll amongst the bored gods. Most of Them are wary of computers anyway, and They said that, if you can't comment quickly on this site, They know you're here!

A few weeks ago I wanted to respond to a comment while I was here at school. I could not get over how unseeable the characters were on those "make sure you're not a robot" thingies. It took me four tries to leave a comment on my own web site!

In the meantime, I'm getting spam comments just like always, sometimes tied to the content of the post and sometimes not. What, do they hire people to sit around and try to decipher captcha thingies all day?

And speaking of site traffic, here's a good one. A sort of cautionary tale about doing homework and not just looking for key terms and viewer stats.

About a week ago I got an email from a nice young woman who had noted that I reviewed a couple of books on my site. Would I be interested in a new Christian-themed fantasy/thriller?


I told her to take a look at my web site and decide herself whether or not I would be a good fit for her material.

Next day, I heard back from her. Never mind.

Aw, shucks. I would just love to read a fantasy thriller where Jesus saves the day!


BellaDonna said...

If I remember correctly, you HAVE interviewed Jesus at least once, albeit as "the busy god" rather than a bored one, so perhaps the lady thought it wouldn't hurt to ask? After all, nothing ventured, nothing gained!

BTW, I hate these "prove you're not a robot" thingies, too. At least they DO say "please"...

Debra She Who Seeks said...

I bet there's no sex in this Christian-themed fantasy/thriller, so what's the point of reading it anyway?

Anonymous said...

Todger C: After staring at something that could be either "ledman" or "lecfman," I hit the arrow and have now got the somewhat alarming "judesist." My favorites are when the words they've snipped are in the Greek alphabet, though maybe they caught up with that one because I haven't seen one in a while.

Anonymous said...

"Rodger. Or Lecfman.