April Fools Site: Robots Only; No Humans

For April Fools Day 2022, Off on a Tangent became a “robots only” website that required you to fail a “CAPTCHA” test before viewing the site. You can see the prompt and how it worked by clicking here. Here’s the message that appeared on the site:

For security reasons, Off on a Tangent is now a “robots only” website. Human use of the site is prohibited. I’m sorry that it has come to this.

Visitors attempting to access the website will now be given a security prompt and will have to disprove their humanity by failing at least two “CAPTCHA” tests before being granted access.

I, for one, welcome our new robot overlords.

Scott Bradford is a writer and technologist who has been putting his opinions online since 1995. He believes in three inviolable human rights: life, liberty, and property. He is a Catholic Christian who worships the trinitarian God described in the Nicene Creed. Scott is a husband, nerd, pet lover, and AMC/Jeep enthusiast with a B.S. degree in public administration from George Mason University.