As of today (Feb 11, 2011), we have started password protecting a few pages on this web site. They have strong language inappropriate for very young kids. To make it harder for kids to find the content, we have created a password puzzle. A grown-up should be able to solve the free puzzle fairly easily. Hopefully, it is a bit too hard for really young kids.
We are password protecting our blog posts that contain inappropriate language, references to the mating behavior of higher primates or anything else that we are not comfortable making publicly available. If you think that we missed something then please Contact Us (using the Contact Us form on our main blog). Let us know the blog page and tell us why you think it should be password protected. At our sole discretion : If we agree with you then we will password protect the blog post (or blog posts) in question.
Password Puzzles can make the web safer for kids?
The Password Puzzle is a fairly interesting idea for any web site! It is a little innovation that can help all webmasters make their web sites a bit safer for kids? Every little bit helps! If you like the idea then pass it on to your favorite web sites. The safer we make the Internet, the better it will be for everybody!
Here’s the basic problem : If we accept requests for the password on our web site Contact Form then we have no way of checking the age of the person making the request. Secondly, we would have to send out thousands of emails with the password.
The Password Puzzle means that we can achieve 2 goals :
1) Make it hard to find the password. We can slow down the youngest kids simply by using things like difficult words, complicated sentences, concepts, math and a multi-step method for revealing the password.
2) Make it easy to change the password. If we change the password then we can simply put up another Password Puzzle and every grown-up can just go and solve the new Password Puzzle to get the new password. Note the V1 in the title. This means version 1. If we change the password then you will see V2, etc. When you solve the puzzle, make a little note about the version so you can check it quickly when you visit this web site.
Now, here is how you can find the password…
There are no capital or upper-case letters in the password. There are no spaces or punctuation in the password. I think that you will like it when you find it!
Tip: Right-click on the links to the blog posts below and use ‘Open in New Tab…’ so that you can easily switch between this blog posts and the other blog posts.
There is only one password for all of the password protected material (about 10 blog posts – a very small part of the our web site!). We may password protect more pages depending on feedback from our readers.
You do not need to type in the password every time. You can just type it into a document on your computer and Copy and Paste it into the password area. Depending on your browser settings, entering the password once should activate all of the password protected blog posts. Instead of seeing a place to enter the password, you will simply see ‘ Protected: ‘ as the first word of the password protected blog posts.
After you test the password (to make sure it works) then feel free to share the password with other grown-ups. The password isn’t designed to stop mature, responsible and intelligent people from using the blog. It is to reduce the chances of very young kids cruising the web from accidentally finding the material.
Read all instructions before starting. You might be able to save yourself some time by reading them carefully before you start.
Here are the letters mixed up a tiny bit so that you can check your answer : c y i l i k e i t u r n 1 r
The first letter is the last letter of the second paragraph : Official free Quebec online Driver Test for Cars and Motorcycles in French and English
At the very bottom of the blog post link that follows, you will find a sentence that starts with the words ‘We wish you much success…’. The second letter is the first letter of the third-last word in that sentence : How to slow down audio, video, mp3 and music
The third letter is the second letter of the second link in this blog post : Official Maps of Quebec – lots of them!
The fourth letter is not a letter. It is actually all four of the letters in the word ‘ like ‘.
The eighth letter is not the second letter of the second sentence in this blog post. It is the first letter in the third word of the first sentence of this blog post : French Keyboard Layout in Quebec
The ninth letter is the third letter of the first word in bold text on this web page : BBC Ma France
Rest of the letters
The rest of the letters are simply the four letters ‘ urnr ‘ followed by the number ‘ 1 ‘.
So, I hope that you found the password.
You can try it out on this protected blog post : Canadian French : Ulysses – Page 72 with audio
See why I like it ? You are number 1 !
Password Puzzles are fun!