Sigh. This is going to be part of a longer, more thought out post, but wanted to get my rant going a bit.
Are we destined for a world full of captchas, turn off your cell phone announcements, and stupid people buying $3k wide screen TVs and stretching the images so it looks like shit?
Twice in as many days I’ve had work destroyed by captchas.
The first instance, the captcha image had a line in it. No way to tell if it was a 1, i, or l. And no “get new image” link. I yelled when I saw it, took my best guess, and BAM – my account creation process down the toilet. (Site was twitter, btw).
Today I made a thoughtful and helpful post on someone’s blog post, which I don’t usually do. I hit publish and was faced with “Please enter the letters below” with no letters. No refresh image link. Nothing. Again, I cursed since I knew my work was about to be kabashed, hit enter, and BAM – the post was gone. I’m posting a trackback to the blog in question. Stupid captcha.