Chatterbox: Chirp at Cricket

Hello there! 

So, in my introduction post, a lot of you chatterboxers out there said that if I had any questions, to just ask. Here I am, and here are my questions.

1. I know that the Untimate Guide kinda touched on this, but what is a CAPTCHA exactly? I know that the little spam thingy at the bottom of a post is called that, but then people are saying that their CAPTCHAs are saying things? And have names? Huh?

2. ...i had one, and now I forgot it. Hmmm.

Anyways, if you could answer my question, that wold be great. Also, if any of you noticed, I am actually filling out my age box now, instead of putting 'Classified'. I figured that the 'Classified' is overkill, as i'm probably going to post stuff for my birthday and so on. You would find out eventualy, so why not now? ( Also, everyone I meet irl thinks that I'm a high school graduate, and I really hope that I did'nt make you think that I'm older than I really am.) Talk to ya later!



Some people have given their CAPTCHA a name and personality, and write about him/her as a character in a story.


submitted by Vyolette , age 13, Wisconsin
(September 17, 2017 - 3:58 pm)

Hey Vyolette!

Although the Admins already kind of answered it, the CAPTCHA is indeed the little spam box at the bottom of your unfinished post. They always have four letters in them. Some people, like me, name their CAPTCHAs and have them talk. They are almost like AEs, but they are more like little siblings. They are often portrayed as little candy-loving children, or kittens, or other small or vulnerable creatures. (This is why most CBers don't have them-- you can't really do much with them. They're not old enough for balls, and they often get killed first at ski lodges.) So yes, they are the spam boxes, but they are also characters. If they say something, they always speak in four letters at a time. But there are several dialects also. For example, if I wanted my CAPTCHA (Starfire Scales) to say, "Hi! My name is Starfire Scales, or Starry for short", I could do it one of two ways. You could have your CATCHA shorten each existing word into for letters. That sentence would then become, "Hiii! Mmyy name isss Star fire scls, orrr Stry forr shrt". The second way for CAPTCHAs to talk is to take the existing letters in the words and separate them out into four letter sections, so "Hi!M ynam eisS tarf ireS cale s,or Star ryfo rsho rttt". I personally think the first way is easier to read. 

Hope that wasn't confusing, and I also hope it helped you out!


submitted by TOP, (it's Starseeker, hi)
(September 17, 2017 - 4:48 pm)

Captcha pets, noun. The small adorable things that create CAPTCHA codes. These codes are reputed to be the adorable things' way of speaking. Many CBers make pets or little siblings of the small adorable things that create their codes. My own pet, Mexi, has just now said zwdk. I don't know what that means, but it's cute. 

Hope this helps! 

submitted by Viola?, age Secret, Secret
(September 19, 2017 - 7:06 am)

Thank-you to you both! That really cleared things up! :)

submitted by Vyolette , age 13, Wisconsin
(September 19, 2017 - 11:10 am)

Sometimes people just like to put what their CAPCHA's "say" at the end of their post. For example:

Byte says vfxg. I think he got so excited about being put on the spotlight that he got tongue-tied! 

submitted by Jarvis, age ???
(September 19, 2017 - 9:42 pm)