Okay, is it just me or does comment moderation make anyone else feel stooopid? My eyesight isn’t the greatest these days but it’s not so bad that I should not be able to copy 6 or 7 letters that are directly above the space in which I am supposed to type them.
I totally understand why people need to use moderation and for the most part would venture to say that most people who use it have to, not want to. So I am not complaining about the fact that many bloggers moderate their comments. It is an evil necessity because of all the technology out there. But speaking as an average human, moderation defeats me more times than not.
Is that an ‘m’ and an ‘r’ or 2 ‘r’s and an ‘n’ – or – an ‘l’ and an ‘o’ or maybe a ‘b’? Am I the only one who struggles with the slanty, run-together letters? And then – when I try and fail – then – it mocks me and gives me a second try with nice remedial block printing and fewer letters. Oh nice, she’s an imbecile so let’s really dumb it down for her!
There are enough things in life to make me feel ‘less than’ in some way, don’t get me started on fashion magazines and women’s body image these days, or something closer to home, accepting a new position offered to me at work that requires a degree I don’t have, there are enough things out there to make me feel insecure. Sheesh, comment moderation shouldn’t be one of them.