captchas

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  1. eaglecreek profile image62
    eaglecreekposted 6 years ago

    Am I the only one sick of captchas? Geesh ! Every time I try to read them I start feeling like my Papaw (grandfather) “ehhhh, whats that letter?” I can never make heads or tails out of any of the phrases, I have to refresh the stupid thing a million times and I still get it wrong the first few times. I would like to see everyone go to the arithmetic captchas. Now those I can do, 2+2= 4 - BAM! I got this.

    1. eaglecreek profile image62
      eaglecreekposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I actually started this post yesterday but got stuck on the captcha submission. lol jk

  2. jacharless profile image81
    jacharlessposted 6 years ago

    lol I totally agree!
    The ASCII system (32 - 127 (dec)) has plenty of chars that they don't have to go to such lengths. Seriously! A mere 5 digit combo is not readable by robots in text format. But they just want it to look really cool and intimidating.

  3. WriteAngled profile image81
    WriteAngledposted 6 years ago

    They literally reduce me to tears because I sometimes need twenty or more attempts before I succeed. I've sometimes tried the spoken alternative, but find that even more difficult.

    I think I could cope if they used real words, but nearly always one of the pair is just a nonsense jumble of letters.

    1. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image95
      Marcy Goodfleischposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      You are so right, WriteAngled - I'd even be okay with the scrambled nonsense words, but sometimes it's impossible to tell what letters they're using.  Ms look like Ns, and the letter i (lowercase) can drift into other letters and merge. 

      If we ever have to use these to get online emergency response, people will keel over before they get through.

      1. eaglecreek profile image62
        eaglecreekposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        emergency response- LOL. people are keeling over and the captcha keeps saying "try again please"

        when I am a rich and famous writer I will hire a team of 15 yr old teenagers to decipher these codes for me

  4. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image95
    Marcy Goodfleischposted 6 years ago

    Eric Newland wrote a very clever hub about Captchas about five weeks ago.  I agree with you and Eric - they're increasingly annoying and difficult to decipher.

  5. Gordon Hamilton profile image97
    Gordon Hamiltonposted 6 years ago

    Yes - definitely hate them and they frustrate me to the point of fury at times. What I have discovered, however, is that if you half close your eyes when you are trying to read them, they are often a lot easier to distinguish.

    Alternatively, I need my eyes tested... hmm

  6. psycheskinner profile image81
    psycheskinnerposted 6 years ago

    I don;t mind one word captchas I can actually read.  But two word, slave labor 'recaptchas' afflict me with a blinding rage,

  7. Robie Benve profile image97
    Robie Benveposted 6 years ago

    There must be a better way than make the captchas so difficult to interpret.
    My most hated are the overlapping + fading letters, and they get worse when you can't tell if it's a capital or lower case.
    Yeah, there must be a better way!

 
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