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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
I don;t mind one word captchas I can actually read. But two word, slave labor 'recaptchas' afflict me with a blinding rage,
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!
by Liz Elias5 years ago
Why, all of a sudden the last two days, am I having to fill out one of those annoying "Captcha" forms when creating a new hub?And NO, I'm not on a different computer or device; I'm not on any browser other...
by Eric Graudins8 years ago
OK, you've all played the namby pamby word games where you have to think of a word with 5 letters. And the difficult word games where you have to think of a word with 6 letters.This one will put hairs on your chest.(or...
by ThunderKeys6 years ago
Has anyone else had a problem with Captchas? I can't get into my Amazon affiliate account because the captcha will not process. I keep getting an error message saying capslock is on. I actually tested my capslock in an...
by Pamela Oglesby6 years ago
Where are they? I have tried to write to 2 people and there are no captchas. It is just blank and of course, you can't send in that case.
by Person of Interest3 years ago
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by Kudlit7 years ago
I understand that spammers are attacking hubpages. And I know that CAPTCHAS can help separate humans from bots. However, the images of the words are not very readable even for humans. I had to try more than ten times to...
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