August 11, 2009

Sorry about the re-introduction of word verification.

It's not about you. It's about the bots.


Chase said...

or the bottoms.

NKVD said...

I hove liked artical very much. Thanks you for making happy. Now I sell something.

Chase said...

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Nyquil 6.004

Chase said...


I don't know if this story is real or not, so I'm gonna pass it on to everyone I have in my address book anyway.

Be careful out there.


I checked this out on Snopes. It's real: htttp\\:wwwww.snopesisforidiotswhodon'

Couple Jailed after Eating Baby Diarrhea

President Obama,

I know nothing about you. Why don't you take a stand on baby diarrhea eating?

You sir, are not an American.

The real Americans.

Pass this on to all your friends, at least 20 times each.

If you do not, we will of course know who you are. My sister says so.

Saul said...

At least so far your word verification is pretty innocuous. Some of them are unreadable (at least for me).

Lem said...

The chinese characters are not works of art?

Bissage said...

Word verification?

Well, sure, that’ll stop the bots.

But what about those shameless link whores?

That’s the Bissage Response.

WV: kaphori. Thank you very much and I'm sure it tastes just fine but I still think I'd rather have the tabouli, please.

bagoh20 said...

This may be old news to some but:

I saw a show on TV about the guy who invented word verification. He has developed a system that uses word verification to decipher old texts. When you get two words to enter, one of them is an unknown word from an old text. They use the responses to judge the correct word intended based on most common response. Very cool idea.

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Methadras said...

Ah. This explains the absence of Jeremy, DTL, Titus, AL, Michael, LOS, Montana, and all the personifications of the entity known as Stupid.

Will said...

Bagoh2o, the one you're thinking of is It certainly seems to be the best of the verification tools I've used lately.

Big Mike said...

It's helping me improve my vocabulary.

Kirk Parker said...

Well, as one of those who complained the loudest about your previous bout of word verification, all I can say is: if registering for a google/blogger account doesn't keep the bots out, then you do what you have to do.

Yours for a bot-free tomorrow!


Buford Gooch said...


knox said...

That’s the Bissage Response.


hugs, crack

AllenS said...

Based on the comments so far, word verification has the commenters amused.

WV: palingi

What does that mean?

JAL said...

bots are parasitical flies which in the fall plague horses and perhaps other livestock. They are initially seen as little tiny yellow eggs usually on the legs or belly. You scrape them off with a special "bot knife" which is curved and has a serrated edge.

Just so you know.

It will be too much for that fengshui guy to handle, to be sure.

The google word verifications are definitely more fun than others I have seen. (Some of which I also fail, Saul.)

WV - flopen
As in, Obama is flipa-flopen around these days on how to ram the first step of universal health care control down our throats.

Jason (the commenter) said...

Big Mike : It's helping me improve my vocabulary.

I know! Today I made several sentences out of the new words and no one had any idea what I was talking about. I've never felt so smart.

"anthili" There's another new word I never knew existed!

Michael Hasenstab said...

It's a little known fact that the words used for word verification are taken from the beautiful Klingon language.

WV: cauntra That's a the Klingon word for "beloved member of the female gender".

EDH said...

You mean to tell me all those captivating comments containing advertising links were not composed one-by-one by a woman named Julena, or whatever, even if that wasn't her real name?

Talk about making my own Althouse involvement feel cheap.

Methadras said...

This is Maxine's perfect thread. Totally devoid of substance and meaning.

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JAL said...

Well, "denedec" or no "denedec" dyana "Good post... Great blog" got through -- twice.