And Now what Do You Expect Me To Do?

So, what’s the quickest way to annoy me? Ask me to sign up for a mailing list and then add a sight-dependent verification process that I can’t access!

To be fair, that’s probably not the quickest way to annoy me, but annoy me it does.

It happened to me again today, on a site for indie authors which, as you can imagine, could be of real value to me in promoting my new book.

I totally get that mailing lists want to protect themselves against bots and non-human interference. That’s pretty sensible. The question I ask myself is whether it’s really all that hard to make an accessible form of that process?

In fact, I know the answer to that question – no, it’s not hard to do… it’s not hard at all!

Oh well, maybe I’m just not meant to get onto that mailing list… I’m sure there are other sites that will give me the same information that actually wat me to subscribe…

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