Limited Fruit Verification - Fruit Signatures in AR

Title Insurance with The Title Company of Jersey

You may have seen my previous post titled "Tired of Fruit?".   

 It's not like I'm against fruit or anything,........but I just don't get the whole "type in the following fruit to confirm your reply to this post" thing.   

First of all, why fruit?   Although I imagine there are those who will say "why not?".


I guess the issue that I have is really with the inconsistencies with the system of limited fruit verification (LFV).  I can't see how I can get hit with such everyday fruits such as; Apple, Pear, Cantaloupe  and then be subjected to Fig, Lychee and Elderberry (as if they are actually fruits!).  Then of course there's the tomato!  I mean what's the deal with that?   Is that supposed to be some kind of fruit too?  

We're still missing out on some classic fruits such as the Honeydew, Watermelon, Bing Cherry, Raspberry and others.   What about the Ugli Fruit?  

Oh well,  it is what it is!   In any event I'd like to see the system changed to something more balanced, but I doubt that will happen.  

From now on I'm going to sign my replies to other's posts with the fruit that's required to retype for the reply.  Hopefully this will start a movement of sorts to "Can the Fruit"..... 

From now on, it's Fruit Signatures for me!

Comments (30)

Tom Giansante
The Title Company of Jersey - Wildwood, NJ


We have something in common......Obviously my sense of humor is a little off center as well.   As exhibited by my ramblings...




Mar 11, 2007 09:07 AM
Herb Hamilton
RE/MAX Preferred Inc. Realtors - Portland, OR
Real Estate Broker ,CDPE, Downtown Portland
I think this is just all sour GRAPEFRUIT
Mar 11, 2007 12:31 PM
David A. Podgursky PA
THE PODGURSKY GROUP @ Re/Max Direct - Boynton Beach, FL
THE PODGURSKY GROUP - Make the Right Move!
I'm a Key Lime... I like Pie :)
Mar 11, 2007 03:20 PM
Kaushik Sirkar
Call Realty, Inc. - Chandler, AZ
LOL.  This is hilarious.  I am curious....were you cracking up the entire time you were writing the article????
Mar 13, 2007 10:36 AM
inactive AR account
Dayton, OH

My fave is the "lychee" which Rich Jacobson blogged about. I'll find it and link.

 No fish!  Birds of North America, state capitals, classic cars- okey dokey... No fish.

I'm feeling old- elderberry

Mar 13, 2007 12:55 PM
Tom Giansante
The Title Company of Jersey - Wildwood, NJ

Herb:  Sour there's a new phrase for me! thanks...

David:  Key Lime ,,,,hmmmm fruit and pie, there's a winner.

Kaushik:  I was only cracking up between swigs!

Theresa:  Thanks for the link to the Classic Rich Jacobson post!  I would definately advocate the State Capital thing.  I've always needed work on that group.

Thanks all for validating my feelings and insecurities... 


Mar 13, 2007 01:28 PM
Debi Braulik - Maple Valley, WA
Selling Maple Valley to Fife WA Homes For Sale

Funny post! And comments.  "between swigs" LOL!

I think the state capitol thing would be great. Then we can get an "education" while we post comments. Kill two birds with one stone so to speak.

Mar 13, 2007 03:38 PM
Tom Giansante
The Title Company of Jersey - Wildwood, NJ

Thanks Debi...

That's 3 of us for the state Capitol thing!  Is that enough to make a motion or something like that?



Mar 13, 2007 03:50 PM
Rita Taylor
None - Sanford, NC
Sanford NC Real Estate - Homes for Sale in Sanford North Carolina

This one is too funny.  Thanks for the chuckle - I needed it!


(Gooseberry -- what is that anyway, something that drops out of goose?) 

Mar 13, 2007 04:10 PM
inactive AR account
Dayton, OH

Just had KUMQUAT!?? on another post, so of course now I'm back here to report it.

Go FIGure.

Mar 13, 2007 11:14 PM
Tom Giansante
The Title Company of Jersey - Wildwood, NJ

Rita:  Never had a gooseberry,.....not so sure that I want to!

Theresa:  Thanks for the report.  I've had 2 unique fruit items that I'd never gotten before.   Blueberry & Passion (not passion fruit, just passion).   That's the first time I can report on an emotion...... 


"Grapes"  (By the Way,....why does it have to be plural?)

Mar 14, 2007 11:47 AM
Melissa Sall
Sulek & Dutton Real Estate - Saint Clairsville, OH
Realtor ~ Belmont County ~ Ohio
There are more fruits on this site than I've ever heard of. Maybe they're working with the local fruit market to increase volume.  HAHAHAHA!
Mar 16, 2007 08:04 AM
Nancy Craig
RE/MAX of the Poconos - Stroudsburg, PA

Great post for a snowy winter Friday night here in Pennsylvania....please NO FISH....Fruits are fun!

Mar 16, 2007 02:01 PM
Tom Giansante
The Title Company of Jersey - Wildwood, NJ

Hey, I just got a new one!

I just got "OLIVE" on a post.    A new one,...has anyone ever gotten one?



Mar 20, 2007 03:02 PM
Valerie Baldwin
John L. Scott Sandy - Gresham, OR
Harvey, Gresham Oregon Real Estate

Too much fun!

 OHHHH...I got a....


Mar 20, 2007 05:49 PM
inactive AR account
Dayton, OH

Tom- yesterday I was commenting about art, and got 'olive' which I thought was funny.  I believe that's the first time I ever saw it, too.

"pineapple" no doubt a comment about my bedhead. ;)

Mar 20, 2007 10:48 PM
Lydia Heaton
ActiveRain Corp. - Bothell, WA


 I can't help but LOVE the fact that you are questioning the spam blocking text verification checks we have placed here on ActiveRain. Just be glad that they are not warped in some way with a grid in the background that makes it almost impossible to read!

I don't have the reason why fruit was chosen... but why not?



Mar 21, 2007 11:41 AM
Tom Giansante
The Title Company of Jersey - Wildwood, NJ

Val -  thanks

Theresa - love the pineapple/bedhead comment....

Lydia - I guess we always need someone to question the conventional wisdom.....



Mar 21, 2007 04:30 PM
Dan Allred
Allred Realty - Thousand Oaks, CA
I think we all need a little more fruit... it's good for the body!
Mar 22, 2007 05:30 AM
Angie Vandenbergh
Crye-Leike, Realtors - Memphis, TN
A Crye-Leike Blogger

lol. I love the fruit here. I think its funny. Check out this blog about the fruit.

May 02, 2007 07:40 AM