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What's with the alphabet scramble?

Original post made by tango, Vineyard Avenue, on Nov 9, 2010

Now when you want to make a comment , you have to type a coded alphabet. What's with that? Somewhere along the way I mist the importance of this exersize. I think with a little training my dog could do it.

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Posted by rover
a resident of California Reflections
on Nov 9, 2010 at 8:03 pm

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Posted by Wait
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Nov 9, 2010 at 11:18 pm

Is this Tango with a capital "T" who forgot his "T" and made it a "t"? Or is it a Tango imposter?

Maybe the alphabet scramble isn't doing the job...

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Posted by Tango
a resident of Vineyard Avenue
on Nov 10, 2010 at 9:02 am

Thanks You all. I understand but still think it is strange.

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Posted by Smell a Rat
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Nov 11, 2010 at 8:55 am

This is the second time this question has appeared. Most people that go to this site wonder what the verification code is for. PW, since you read these posts, why in the he** don't you just answer the question? Since you are avoiding asking the question, it leaves us to assume you are up to no good, like tracking who is making posts.

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Posted by Stacey
a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Nov 11, 2010 at 9:07 am

Stacey is a registered user.

The "alphabet scramble" (I love that description!) is a method by which the PW is trying to avoid posts made by programs that automatically post spam.

A suggestion for the PW is to put the "alphabet scramble" on registration and then remove the requirement to input the verification code for users who are logged in, leaving the scramble requirement for non-authenticated posters. It would provide an incentive to post while registered by providing another benefit to registration.

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