Rant: spaces between numbers in credit cards

Posted in Random thoughts at 9:38 pm by ducky

My pet peeve is Web sites that ask for a credit card number, then yell at you if you put in spaces in the number.People, please. Look at your credit card. It has spaces in it. They are there for a reason: it is far, far easier to visually parse the credit card number. This makes it easier to eyeball it and make sure that I got it right.

I get really annoyed at Web sites that tell me that I can’t have spaces in the number.

People, please. Can you see that there are spaces in the number? Good. Then take them out! Computers are good at that. It’s one line of perl code. It.Is.Not.That.Hard. Don’t make me take the spaces out myself.

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