Why Do I Need to Phone Verify Submission? Isn't Captcha Enough?

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    Inkypenposted 4 years ago

    I am clearly not a spammer and I wanted to submit a Hub. I don't have a mobile phone, just a landline, and none of my friends wish to share their phone number for verification. I believe stating that verification is to "Prove you are not a robot" is false, as captcha and other methods are perfectly valid without having to submit personal information.

    To be honest, I am sick and tired of having to submit personal info. I used the Web since the 90s and thrived in the wall of anonymity which it allowed. I don't want people to know who I am, and If I did I would not be online as much.

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      Matthew Meyerposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      It is necessary in order to reduce SPAM and robotic posts.
      We do not call or message the number after the verification is successful.
      You can use voice verification for numbers that do not support SMS.

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    Inkypenposted 4 years ago

    Perhaps it is unclear. I do not want to submit any element of my real personal life to Hub Pages, be it phone number, address, passport or other.

    I understand that there will be no solution for this, but am merely expressing my thoughts.