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Facebook and their captchas are a pain in the...

  1. paradigmsearch profile image84
    paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago

    I have to flip through a half-dozen of them before I can find one I can read. And this concludes today's rant. big_smile

    1. Stacie L profile image88
      Stacie Lposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      agreed!Facebook is a pia whenever i want to upload anyhting

      1. BLACKANDGOLDJACK profile image81
        BLACKANDGOLDJACKposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Facebook isn't the only one. Is this supposed to be a vision test?

        I just did one on eBay because I couldn't remember/find my password. That one I could actually read the first time.

  2. Eric Newland profile image60
    Eric Newlandposted 5 years ago

    The funny thing is, captchas aren't even necessary anymore. I've completely eliminated them from my employer's website using a free open-source jQuery plugin that still blocks virtually all 'bots. No "human tests" required.

    1. paradigmsearch profile image84
      paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Your post just made me post the link to this forum thread on one of my blogs.smile

      1. Eric Newland profile image60
        Eric Newlandposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Here's what I used: http://archive.plugins.jquery.com/proje … less-forms

        It basically works by converting divs into form elements using Javascript after the page is loaded. People see a form that looks and behaves identically to any other, except for the lack of annoying captcha. 'bots see nothing. There are other captcha-less solutions as well.

        Hmm, I've toyed around with the idea of writing a hub about my captcha removal experience. Maybe I'll go ahead and do it.

        1. paradigmsearch profile image84
          paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Do it. I'll post a link to it in this thread.

          1. Eric Newland profile image60
            Eric Newlandposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            It's my latest hub.

        2. paradigmsearch profile image84
          paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          He wrote the article. It tells everything you need to know as to eliminating captchas. Here it is: http://ericnewland.hubpages.com/hub/captcha-and-rescue

  3. WriteAngled profile image93
    WriteAngledposted 5 years ago

    Captchas everywhere are awful. I often have to make twenty or more attempts before I get one right. They usually reduce me to tears. The spoken alternative is even worse. I have never managed to understand what is being said when I've tried to use it in place of having to work out what the distorted letters might be.

    1. paradigmsearch profile image84
      paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Yep, and I have now tweeted the link to this thread. smile

  4. paradigmsearch profile image84
    paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago

    Well! Check this out!

    "Facebook throws up roadblock for Google-hosted blogs"

    http://www.zdnet.com/blog/facebook/face … logs/10372

  5. RC Cars profile image68
    RC Carsposted 5 years ago

    Yea seriously is it me or are captchas in general getting worse. Lately I've been cycling between a half dozen of them to get one that's SLIGHTLY readable...

 
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