Just a tiny question to the authors of "word verification," here and elsewhere:
The goal is to make sure the poster is a human and not a spambot, right? Not some sort of vision test, or guessing game, or cruel jest at our expense, right?
So, what's up with the calligraphy? The squiggly-wigglies? The transparent floaty letters hovering in some sort of typographic twilight zone? The dare I say hieroglyphics, even?
Would it be too much to ask that the word to be typed be, you know, *typed?*
In readable letters?
So that we could enter the post within the first two or three tries?