I read an interesting blog article and decide to put forward a positive comment about the blog article. I don't name drop this blog or anything like that. But when I click to submit, it takes me straight to a blank page with a little square that says: "Bye bye Spambot". I was queerly offended by that. My comment is gone, naturally, unlike if it asked for another word verification or something similar to test that I was real. I click 'back' and naturally it takes me back to the home page - likely to reduce the powers of a Spambot to simply try again on that same article.
So I get a queerly snarky comment (which I would have thought funny if I hadn't been on the receiving end) that a Spambot couldn't read (but which a live person can), as well as lose my comment and the right page all in the bargain (which are the more annoying elements). It's enough to make me grumpy. More to the point, it's incredibly frustrating and means I won't be trying to comment again anytime soon since I don't know if the web-site would allow me if I tried again. Seems too difficult and I am, as I've admitted, curiously miffed by the whole thing.
I know I'm being silly but I thought I'd post my little issue as I know I have a few bloggers who read this and they might run into it as well. Odds are that web-site just glitched or is suffering from one error or another but it's annoying enough to provide a hurdle and in a world where there's a hundred blogs and web-sites competing for your attention, it's too easy to move on.
I may well go back to that site but it focused on general geekery and I prefer my web content more specialised so I may not. Who knows?
So what about you guys? Ever came across a blog that did something that left you queerly miffed? Or any issues that made you give up and move to the next blog?