this is one of those things that the more I investigate it the less sense it makes.
I, obviously, am a wordpress blogger. Many good and fine folks blog using Blogger, as I once did. There is a service available to Blogger bloggers (blogger squared???) that stops the internet morons who think it is a good idea to spam comments on blogs as a sales tool. The service is called reCaptcha and forces commenters to type a sequence of letters in the reCaptcha box in order for the comment to get to the blog.
Over the past couple months I have been unable to leave comments with my Blogger friends as the reCaptcha verification never recognizes the letters I type, even when I’m 1000% they match. Using an iMac with a Safari browser I tried using Firefox. No soap. I went to a Windows environment and tried using IE. No such luck. I’ve sent three trouble tickets to reCaptcha about this problem, yet it persists.
Today I tracked down the reCaptcha site and guess what…it’s owned by Google. Well, wait a minute….Blogger is owned by Google. So, two pieces of software owned by the same company only work for users of their software??? Doesn’t sound very socially enlightening to me, in this world of social connections.
So, my apologies to those of my Blogger blogger friends. I’m really am reading your posts, but Google has more important things to do than make sure the software they offer actually works, like making cutesy logos for their home page.