A Modest Proposal
Internet Access Captchas
Note: If the proposal is accepted, this will likely be my last post.
Posted on April 04, 2007 to Great Ideas
Best. Idea. Ever.
Also, I'm glad you made so many! I could play with this for hours.
The multiplayer, online, stick-figure game Kingdom of Loathing (http://www.kingdomofloathing.com/) has a similar test that one must pass before being allowed to use their chat rooms.
I'm not sure if it helps.
Beautiful. Just beautiful.
"certain fuctions"? I thought this was a proposal *against* poor speelers. Or are you just being ironic?
Ha and ha!
Very, very necessary. Although you're giving them a 50/50 chance.
You are awesome. I think we need some more plurals with apostrophes:
I just drank two
I just spit tea on my keyboard.
It's just that funny.
Hey tough guy, you've got a typo on your were going page. Last post, indeed.
Please add a ;) to that comment to represent playful teasing. I guess that means I'm out, too.
eBay needs a few as well:
"Spiderman Pez Dispenser, MINT, in [Origonal/Original] box! L@@k!!"
"The pioneers took a trail west that was [Origonal/Original]"
dy = 100% DV of teh funny
If you can find a way to make this happen, they will build shrines to you.
Well, at least I will.
Oh, please, please, can we implement this immediately?
Oh ye gods and goddesses.
I think I love you. At the very least, I should send you chocolate.
Outstandingly addictive, and a hilariously great idea to boot.
Only one criticism: you put too much work into it. The "wonky images" part of this CAPTCHA scheme is not going to be the hard part for people!
This makes me sad because I know it will never happen.
"I would rather be a Democrat (then/than) a Republican."
Technically, I think, this quizzeroo could function with either answer. Isn't it a common stereotype that people switch from Democrat to Republican as they age?
Either way, I fully support this endeavor. (Or "endeavour", if someone is reading this in the UK.)
you're getting crazy traffic for this one
I meant "your getting crazy traffic", no wait
I had to keep at it to see if you had the lose/loose confusion. You did. Strangely enough though, in the context you offer, one could almost make a case for the admissibility of "loosing one's temper" (as in letting it loose on those bozos in the chat group).
What a looser!
My favorite films is...???
Could we also have some kind of network monitor that immediately cuts off access to anyone who types "your" as "UR"?
i couldn't help myself -- i just HAD to type in the wrong word! a most excellent idea.
Chris - a fellow KOL-er!!!
As you approach the Altar of Literacy, you see the faint outline of a human figure standing in front of it.
"Hello," says the figure. "I'm the ghost of the English language."
"At this time, you are not allowed to enter the chat. This feature is reserved for those who are members of the Order of the Literate"
"If you wish to gain access to the chat, you must perform a series of tasks in order to prove that you can be trusted with the privileges and responsibilities of the Order."
"First, read the Policies of Loathing".
"Now, type the following sentence into the text box below. Capitalization and punctuation count!"
I have read the Policies of Loathing, and I promise to abide by them.
"Next, you must complete the following sentences..."
When they get [there|their|they're], [there|their|they're] going to put on [there|their|they're] mittens.
[Your|You're] nuts if you think I'm going to polish [your|you're] armor for free.
"Finally, you must answer this fiendishly difficult trivia question: What color was George Washington's favorite black horse?"
supperb! This ranks up their with you'r WaMu ATM post. Kee pup the god wok,
I, too, have had to sacrifice at the Altar of Literacy. And, I, too, wish the entire Internet had a similar altar.
"First let's go to the store, then let's eat burritos"
Excuse me sir, but that comma should obviously be a semicolon. I move that you be expelled from the Internet.
Did you ever know that you're my hero?
Wiktionary says: Do not confuse affect with effect. The former is used to convey the influence over existing ideas, emotions and entities; the latter indicates the manifestation of new or original ideas or entities.
I think in this case, you want "effect". Though frankly I can't use them correctly either.
Needs 'a' and 'an'.
"An apple a day."
And let's not forget the whole who/whom, less/fewer than mix-ups...
oh that is just two two two much!
We need something like this in the voting booth.
You maid my whole day happy.
You maid my whole day happy.
Is that the one truth logo on the got-it-wrong page? Just saying.
This is brilliant. You're a real trouper/trooper.
(Please do that one.)
easily defeated by the back button
Too easy to beat (without correctly guessing). I just viewed source and found the image name "/iacaptchas/[right answer].gif" I could write a script (thus defeating captcha) that would solve this for me.
hmmm... this is a great way to improve and test someone's english unfortunately... half of the world use english as a second langauge and not to mention most of them understand and speak english but have trouble writing it :) ... but its a creative idea... must give you a credit for that... keep trying...
Agree that the statment "I'd rather be a Democrat then a Republican" may not gramatically incorrect if its referring to the fact that many individuals are Democratic in their youth, and Republican in their later years.
we have that power, right?
the punctuation police are here to bust you for this hideous misuse of the colon:
You know, like: logging onto the Internet.
I object. It may keep up the spammers, but it will also keep out the idiots of the world. How am I supposed to make a buck off of selling meaningless consumerist crap if I cannot get my target audience in?
er, that would be keep _out_the spammers.
Wait, how woudl I get into my own onlien applications! And and on bad day (hungover etc. I might not be able to get in)
Sad but true
Your to funny! Love you're joke's!
As the sentence is written, "than" is the only correct response. Had he written "I would rather be a Democrat[COMMA] (then/than) a Republican," "then" would be the correct answer. Or, even better, he would have written "I would rather be a Democrat, and (then/than) a Republican." But that would just be a silly, nonsensical sentence completely.
Hay eye made it threw, woohoo!!! I gues I gessed wright!!!!!!!
Hello. I, too, am in love with you.
Does the fact that I get the Swift allusion grant me access to some spiffier version of the internet?
Funny, but why would I want to remember YOUR password? You need a choice for "MINE". I typed this in in case this was a trick question, but it said I was banned. :P
That is amazing. Just so you know, I am allowed to use the internet over and over!! :)
You are The Best!!!