Where the inside of my mind leaks onto the screen.

Friday, July 5, 2013

I am not a Robot

I promise, I really am not a robot.

But for those of you who have these on your blogs, I might as well be.

You have no idea how many comments I have typed only to fail miserably at proving I'm not a robot.  Today, I failed so miserably I actually followed up on my desire to try the aural version instead.  I clicked the little speaker symbol, and I listened.  Really carefully.

I'm telling you - these were not letters or numbers I was hearing!  I had been instructed to type each character I heard, but I just sat at my computer, confused and annoyed that despite my protestations otherwise, I might actually be a robot.

Here's my real question, though:

I've been blogging for six years now (holy cow!) and I have zero security set up here.  I don't comment moderate.  I don't ask for robot verification.  And not once have I received the comments of an actual robot.

Even if I did, I'm pretty sure I'd just feel flattered.  I'd be thrilled to add "robots" to my list of readers.

So if you've actually gotten robot comments, I'd love to hear them!  I am curious what robots are saying on the mom blogs these days!

And for those of you who insist on making me prove my humanity each time I want to comment - don't stop for me.  I really do admire those who take internet safety more seriously than I do, and though I jest, I really do understand why.  Just understand that there's often stuff I want to say.  But apparently...

... I may be a robot.


Kenedijs said...

I have a lot of robot comments. Normally you notice them by their over-generalizations and not actually referencing anything to do with your post like this one posted on a post about Legos in Space: "I am unable to read articles online very often, but I’m glad I did today. This is very well written and your points are well-expressed. Please, don’t ever stop writing."

Or this one posted on my rant about anonymous: "Precisely what I was looking for, thankyou for putting up. 829606"

And of course the one posted to my post about SPAM from "Limo hire leeds": "[...]Great blog here! Also your web site loads up very fast! What web host are you using? Can I get your affiliate link to your host? I wish my web site loaded up as quickly as yours lol[...]…"

An actual self thinking robot following my blog would actually be really cool.