This was posted on the profile page of my friend EYEDIGG (contr# 48685271), from which I borrowed it with permission.
"Concerning the EDIT tab and SAC's:
I agree that their deployment has been a great leap forward for ease of adding and changing info. That said, we seem to take 3 steps forward & 2 steps back, or even 4 steps back. Would love to hear what you think.
I would send you individual SAC's, but this new "protection" Ancestry has initiated prevents me from sending them. I can submit simple edit-requests, but if I attempt any explanation, the reCAPTCHA's capture me. I have been successfully negotiating CAPTCHA's literally for YEARS, but NOW, on FINDAGRAVE, I can't see the photos well enough, evidently, and then I get to a gibberish page, which I probably couldn't transcribe in 2 HOURS, and I am told I have 2 minutes for completion. I no longer attempt ANY SAC's. I will not waste my time.
I certainly do not wish to deter anyone from making contributions. I have come to love this site, and that is why it is so difficult to cease contributing, if that is what I must do. I will occasionally contact someone by email, but many contributors don't show their email addresses publicly. Many don't even accept public messages. And, for minor corrections, to leave FaG and log on to an email service is, frankly, too much effort."
What are your thoughts?
[excerpted from her communication with another concerned graver] "Hi, Peggy! Thank you for reading and responding to my message concerning reCAPTCHA. I have dealt with CAPTCHAs on other websites for years without a problem. These are just ridiculously difficult. Your experience seems to be different from mine. If I get ONE wrong, I have to do another set. I have done as many as 4 or 5 sets, and then it goes to a page of gibberish, mixed letters, numbers and symbols, with the instruction to type it within 2 minutes. If I were an expert typist, I don't believe I could do it in 2 minutes. Besides, I don't think I am failing ALL the picture tests. I'm so angry I just want to quit FindaGrave altogether. I have sent email to edit@findagrave, but they send me back a form-letter, and I get the impression that no one is actually reading what I wrote. I have ALREADY DONE EXACTLY WHAT THEY ARE SUGGESTING. I can't see the pictures well enough to get them all correct, so it gives me another test. After several tests, I get the page of gibberish. I can't copy/paste it, and I can't transcribe it in two minutes (or in two hours, for that matter), so I am effectively shut down. "I believe I was making a significant contribution to Findagrave. NOWADAYS, I'm just treading water. I can send virtual flowers. I can post a new memorial. beyond that, I am shut down, unless I want to do everything by email. Many contributors won't even post their email address. I do not own a personal computer computer. If I wish to send email, I have to open another browser and log in to Gmail or Yahoo. For typos and minor corrections, frankly, I just don't have the time. If I am notifying someone that they have created a dupe, I try to write a thoughtful, considerate message, not just a rude note. We need more people making more entries. I don't want to run anyone off. But after I take the time to write the note, take 4 or 5 CAPTCHA tests, and then STILL don't get to send the message, what's the point? I'm just spinning my wheels, running my battery down to no purpose. NO MORE. I'm not wasting my time.
You have a good day, now, y'hear?""
Eyedigg, I agree totally! My situation is similar. I have never before encountered CAPTCHA tests which I could not successfully pass. This Findagrave software is indicating that I NEVER pass. I DO NOT BELIEVE THAT. And then I am given a page of gibberish and asked to transcribe it WITHIN TWO MINUTES!
I understand the need to prevent computerized denial-of-service attacks. Believe me, I am VERY AWARE of such problems. But my understanding was that the EDIT tab and the SAC system are intended to facilitate improvement of this website. I contend that this new reCAPTCHA screening is accomplishing JUST THE OPPOSITE.
Danny Gaddy Only found one person with last name of Gaddy, but no Danny. I will check with the Community Chapter Office this week. Hopefully they will have some kind of placement location. There are a Very Large count of plots that are unmarked and unmaintained. I walked the complete cemetery that is over grown. The name I did find is Calvin Gaddy 1949-2006.
As for Melba Gaddy, I check the 1920 census records for any Melba born around 1919 in Anderson Co., Kansas, but none were listed. Her obit mentions the funeral home per below. You could contact them for her funeral home record which might have the names of her parents.
Hanes Lineberry Sedgefield Chapel is assisting the Gaddy family. Online condolences may be made at www.haneslineberryfuneralhomes.com
RE: profile photo Yes, again, very amusing question. That is a picture of me taken by my youngest daughter. It is in the cemetery behind the State Mental Hospital in Fergus Falls, MN. Thanks for asking.