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post #11 of 18
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Originally Posted by armourcore9brker View Post
Doesn't seem like it will really matter. The one that is hard to read anyways is the one that the tester doesn't know too well.
reCaptcha's true purpose
That's awesome.
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post #12 of 18
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Originally Posted by dham View Post
Every time I see the reCaptcha box I seriously get an anxiety attack. Just seeing those colors makes me feel uneasy. I usually just move on and never use that site again. Sometimes I have to use them. In that case I have to use the audio. I literally cannot get them.

The most annoying thing is when you enter a sign up form and you enter the wrong captcha and it resets the form, or a lot of it(which is totally preventable).
I had a job application that would reset the whole DAMN THING if you got the captcha wrong. Plus, since it wasn't reCaptcha, I got it wrong 3 times. I had to fill out 4 times. What's more annoying is that job had a 4 step interview process, and I was interviewed 3 separate times. AND I STILL DIDN'T GET THE DAMN JOB.

In a perfect world, you would get the guillotine for that, and your head would be hung from the traffic pole in the busiest intersection in town.

Oh, and reCaptcha's are the best. You only need to get the right word right, and just keyboard spam the other one. Chinese/Greek/Cyrillic/accented characters, real words, funny font, and/or math symbols means you can just keyboard spam that one.
Edited by videoman5 - 10/31/11 at 8:20am
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post #13 of 18
Re-captcha is the one that's got a proper use and is actually helping prevent spam and translating documents, as armourcore9brker on the first page said.
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I work for Autoguide.com as a Forum Manager for 72 websites. I came across this while checking one of our webmaster forums.

Vbulletin TrafficStorm:
http://www.bots-labs.com/products.php

So if you wonder why bots are getting through, this is why.
Edited by adadk - 10/31/11 at 2:54pm
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Originally Posted by Zippyduda View Post
Re-captcha is the one that's got a proper use and is actually helping prevent spam and translating documents, as armourcore9brker on the first page said.
Well I think it was a good plan, until 4chan figured it out. Now the habit is to try and fool the fake word, usually by typing a racist term starting with N, the captha accepts it and then thinks you helped translate the word.

I hope they have people double checking the translated documents.

The original post is here:
http://goo.gl/7V1x4 (warning, contains racism)

However I found this information pretty useful for completing captchas faster
Edited by .:hybrid:. - 10/31/11 at 2:52pm
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Originally Posted by DuDeInThEmOoN42 View Post
I feel like someone should develop technology for web browsers that uses fingerprint scanners in the future to verify you as real. I mean it wouldn't happen unless they became affordable, but since we use them already to unlock computers, why not take it further and integrate it into web browsers?
That's a terrible idea.
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That's a terrible idea.
^This. A hundred-fold.
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Considering half of the words can be filled with any word, it probably wasn't that hard. And yes, this does work.
    
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