Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Confirm Your Address

Why is it that when you enter information into a form on a web page to win a contest there is always that line that says: Confirm e-mail address. So just by typing in my email twice...it's a confirmation?

Same with passwords. What's magical about entering the password again? I don't get it. Frankly, I find it a little annoying when I have to type in the same exact information consecutively on a web page.

I would rather have a confirmation e-mail sent to my address where, then, I can confirm that I'm entering to win a pink punching bag on fitness.com.

If I win that pink punching bag, the first thing I'm going to do is punch out my frustration about this ridiculous e-mail and password confirmation hoopla. Sheesh, I tell ya.


  1. I have had this exact same thought more times than I can remember. And it never fails that one of the two times I am typing in this information, I will misspell something. I might type it in a million times a day and the only time I make a mistake is when I'm having to "confirm" it. Performance anxiety perhaps?

  2. I think what is funny (depending how sadistic your sense of humour is) is that regardless of these innumerable check, people always seemed to be hacked!

    Glad to know that corporations wasting our time amounts to nothing...

  3. It's so annoying. I don't see the point either. Just wasting more of our time on pointless things.

  4. I have been trying to win at Fitness too. If I win the pink punching bag you can have it!

  5. Ooooh, I hope you win it lovely lady!