Thursday, August 2, 2012

Test it yourself!

I know there has been some talk about the "prove you are not a robot" entries when making comments on blogs. It's very annoying and I have turned mine off (not that I get many comments..). I have been testing a theory when I make comments, that it doesn't really need to be accurate. I came to this theory because I know sometimes when I have typed an error and hit the 'publish' key too quickly, the comment still gets accepted. But I was never sure I had made the mistake... so I have made an effort to enter something incorrectly to test my theory and it transpires that indeed you do not need to be accurate. I only changed the number but I will do further 'testing' in the interests of sanity! Try it yourself and see if I'm right.

In sewing talk.. not much happening. I started uni again last week and (why? why?) signed up for two weeks of two extra sessions (my only free time) and now I am behind in my work all round... however I have a free weekend and so many things will be organised so I can have the smoothest semester. Hopefully...

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  1. I wondered about the accuracy thing at times, too. I often can't even read the letters or numbers and make a guess, but it always goes through. Perhaps there is a tolerance in the percentage??

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  2. "Perhaps there is a tolerance in the percentage??" - quoting Carol there.

    Unless you're me - if I'm not spot on, it gets refused. LOL I keep trying though.

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  3. I found the same thing. I hit the publish button without entering the number on one comment and it was posted.

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    1. Yes I just put a comment on Molly's blog with another deliberate mistake and it went through. I won't try so hard to read them now!

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  4. That's interesting. I find them quite hard to read sometimes and have definitely put in what I thought was the right numbers/letters and had to do it again because I've got it wrong. I turned mine off on my blog too after realised what a pain they are.

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    1. Hi yes, you know I've been pushing it when I have written some comments but it seems to be random on some and some will accept it. I just had to write one three times.. so that blows my theory!

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  5. That is interesting; my attempts have been refused sometimes, so there must be some point at which the error is a "key" one that won't got through.
    I too find the word verification to be incredibly annoying, to the point that I comment less often on blogs that have it still installed. Thank you for making this decision. :)

    (incidentally, you still DO have the word verification activated ... just in case you didn't realise :))

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    1. Oh really... thanks... I'll fix that up when I'm not at uni! (as I am now!) I am sure I turned it off so thanks.

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