IQ test: can you find the invite key?

by Volker Weber

Are you able to find the invite key on this page (screenshot)?

There is one Microsoft person who has asked three times now and cannot find it. Finally I felt inclined to explain the purpose:



To say it with Hamlet: "To be or not to be ... ;-)"

Frank Mueller, 2008-07-22

Once I can see if you happen to overlook the bottom of the page... but three times?

Thomas "Duffbert" Duff, 2008-07-22

I can see it, but it does require complete and thorough reading. Maybe too much to expect of some people!

If it is worded that way to keep the casual interloper out, then I would say it is secure by its obscurity.

Simon Barratt, 2008-07-22

It is written in bold letters, so one should find it :-)

Franz Mattes, 2008-07-22

Check it out on a 1024x768 monitor with a couple toolbars enabled (google, yahoo, some spam-bot shopping-helper bar). Never underestimate the people who don't scroll. Below the fold = invisible sometimes.

Kevan Emmott, 2008-07-22

I have to agree with Simon. Also, the key was pretty clear when you started the "experiment," too.

But then, not everyone is following you on a daily basis. :-)

Gregg Eldred, 2008-07-22

Maybe s/he would be a good test user for the "How to confuse an idiot" video ;-)

Joerg Michael, 2008-07-22

Kevan, I understand how one can miss it. But if you have been told twice?

Volker Weber, 2008-07-22

Even I didn't need ANY mouse click for this. Really.
And I have no idea what a bozo is.

Volker Jürgensen, 2008-07-22

Ha ha ha - Bozo is completely the correct term in this case mate.

- Coatsie

Chris Coates, 2008-07-23

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