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Still Irks Me

I thought when I left Blogger behind, I would no longer have to suffer their nonsense.  Wrong.  Tonight I tried to visit the blogs of my friends (see my blog roll), but Blogger refused to allow me to leave any comments.  It kept demanding I enter the word verifier, but it wouldn’t show me the verification box.  I have a word for them.  It is extremely rude though, so I am not going to share it with you.

Quilly is the pseudonym of Charlene L. Amsden, who lives on The Big Island in Hawaii. When she is not hanging out with Amoeba, she is likely teaching or sewing. Or she could be cooking, taking photographs, or even writing. But if she's not doing any of that, she's probably on Facebook or tinkering with her blog.


  1. I’m still frustrated with blogger too, but it seems to be a bit better lately. For the most part anyway. I agree with The Old Fart – Don’t give up on us yet!

  2. I never have a problem with Blogger. Weird.
    I know when you stop by as well, even if you don’t comment. Well, at least I’m pretty sure it’s you. Can’t be too many other Las Vegans interested in the goings on of my family.

  3. A hint. If you keep hitting submit, eventually it will give you a word. A rude word, but a word non the less. 😳

  4. Quilly-Sister, I’ve discovered what Brian has….just hit submit. It almost always comes back the next time with a verifier you can read.

  5. Billl — I know about stats counters! The silver from you eating utensils seems to be wearing off on your tongue — still, that was quite a lovely compliment..

    Rob — I only gave up for the night.

    Mumma — you are indeed blessed.

    DaBich — the word. Dare fulfilled.

    Brian, Big Sister & Kat — I hit refresh repeatedly. Last night, Blogger did not care. It allowed to to comment twice out of about 20 blogs. To me, 1- 10 is not acceptable productivity — even for a free service. I had other things to do with my time then click that button all night hoping for a hit.

  6. Quilly,
    The same thing happens to me far too frequently. Sometimes Blogger word verifier can’t read my entry correctly so it asks me to do it again. Sometimes it gives me a boxed x, instead of a b.s. conglomeration of letters. Sooo, I type, no wait, first I highlight and copy my comment, then type my favorite and maybe least favorite profanity, swear word, affirmation…It satisfies some deep seated feelings of retaliation. I don’t think they they can read these either, since they stay calm and equinimitable, finally giving me a “word” and allowing the comment. Sometimes, rarely, I give it up and come back later.

  7. Rel — on Tuesdays and Wednesdays I leave home at 6:30 a.m. and do not return until 7:30 p.m., and I still have all my daily stuff to do — so my blogging time is cut short. I have missed many of my friends for three days in a row now. Tow because of RL — nothing I can do about that — and one because Blogger was stealing too much of my time per blog clicking and reclicking that flippin’ button. I couldn’t reach anybody’s throat, so the next best option was to leave.

  8. that is one thing that really ticks me off too. I don’t see the point in the word verication to begin with, but when it messes up it’s just impossible to deal with.

  9. Silver — finally, someone agrees with me! Actually, having been spammed, I do understand the point, except when it works a little too well, keeping everyone out, not just the spammers.

    Melli — if you only knew how easy WordPress is to use. And I didn’t lose any friends in the transfer, either.

  10. Brian — I am a WordPress cheerleader. It seems to be much more professionally run then Blogspot. The folks who run this place take pride in their product.

  11. Minka — I don’t throw kids out of the room for bad language. I stare at them. That’s all. Just stare at them in silence. They apologize while melting into little puddles of embarassment. It is much more effective then yelling. Sometimes, to bring their attention to my stare, I do say, “Excuse me?”

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