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Rags (#47461407)
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Bio Photo O.K., it's only fair that I update this here gallery of whining and complaints!

The CAPTCHAS and ReCAPTCHAS are not only now manageable from a small-screen smartphone, they are almost FUN, now. I haven't failed one in weeks. So I need to remove some of my carping and griping, and maybe have a word with Eyedigg, to see If she's faring any better with them.


This was posted on the profile page of my friend EYEDIGG (contributor# 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?

UPDATE:

[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.



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.

What are your views?


UPDATE Numero Dos

The CAPTCHA situation has, IMO, improved 100%! I
DID stop sending SAC's for several months, but
eventually I would forget. (I'm an old guy with
that Sometimer's Disease. NOT Alzheimer's, I hope
to God, and I'm not making light of Alzheimer's.
It's very tragic, and in NO way humorous.) At
first I would have the same old difficulty. Recently, however, I can see the images clearly and complete the challenges easily. Hurrah! Whoever fixed the problem, I heartily congratulate and thank you. Sometimes I have been known to try the CAPTCHA first, to make sure I'm not wasting my time typing a message. Either way, everything works as intended, and I am ecstatic. THANK YOU, FindaGrave, THANK YOU, Ancestry.com. THANK YOU, mystery coder, whoever you are. Selah!

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Barbara L. Kirkland
Willie Pascal Crews
While I agree with you on the order of spouses unless one adds all memorials that idea doesnt work. Since I did not add all the memorials I am unable to correct the order of spouses.

Barbara
Added by Barbara L. Kirkland on May 10, 2017 8:39 AM
Barbara L. Kirkland
Willie Pascal Crews
While I agree with you on the order of spouses unless one adds all memorials that idea doesn't work. Since I did not add all the memorials I am unable to correct the order of spouses.

Barbara
Added by Barbara L. Kirkland on May 10, 2017 8:39 AM
Billy M. Brown
RE: 28409787, Sgt. Kastrinos
I sent it reference the edit key.
Added by Billy M. Brown on Apr 11, 2017 4:15 AM
Tom Owen
Memorial Park in Memphis
Hello,

You have requested a grave photo at Memorial Park Cemetery in Memphis. This cemetery is quite large and without a plot location it is near impossible to just stumble upon a requested grave.
I am happy to try to fulfill your request though if you will contact the office and ask for the plot location.
Just let me know, or post the plot on the memorial and I will try to fulfill it in the near future
The office can be reached at (901) 767-8930
Added by Tom Owen on Mar 24, 2017 9:39 AM
AMMNY
RE: Eleanor Roosevelt pic
Thank you wonderful idea.
Added by AMMNY on Feb 06, 2017 6:19 AM
Tom Owen
Donna BLair & Evelyne Callicott
You requested Donna Blair (b. 1930, d. 2013) and Evelyne Callicott (b. 1909, d. 2001)

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=142858187
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=98735777

The office is very friendly and it usually only takes a a few minutes to do a look up. I try to not bother them too much myself which is why I ask the requestors to get the location so I don't take up too much of their time personally.
Added by Tom Owen on Nov 24, 2016 10:21 AM
Tom Owen
Memorial Park in Memphis
Hello,

Earlier this year you requested a grave photo at Memorial Park Cemetery in Memphis. This cemetery is quite large and without a plot location it is near impossible to just stumble upon a requested grave.
I am happy to try to fulfill your request though if you will contact the office and ask for the plot location.
Just let me know, or post the plot on the memorial and I will try to fulfill it in the near future
The office can be reached at (901) 767-8930
Added by Tom Owen on Nov 17, 2016 1:27 PM
Peg
RE: Helsley #116940527 & 150103177
You did not offend me and if my message sounded that way I apologize.
Added by Peg on Nov 04, 2016 9:31 PM
Peg
RE: Helsley #116940527 & 150103177
I have no connection or interest with this family. In the past I randomly left flowers on memorials while searching for my ancestors. After receiving so many messages to see if I am related I decided to no longer do it. Good luck with your searching.
Added by Peg on Oct 24, 2016 10:59 AM
Darius Rogers
John Wesley Waters
Your burial unknown is actually FG 54317260 buried in Shiloh Cemetery. Yours is a duplicate.
Darius
Added by Darius Rogers on Sep 13, 2016 2:24 AM
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