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Author Topic: Completely ridiculous captcha  (Read 2572 times)

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Completely ridiculous captcha
« on: December 15, 2012, 12:47:49 am »
From the search page:



I’ve been here for years and I don’t even know these

The links don’t even go to useful pages

This isn’t even for posting, this is for search

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Re: Completely ridiculous captcha
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2012, 01:18:30 pm »
I turned it off for the search page. A lot of forums do present a captcha on that page so I'm guessing there's some valid reason to, but I'm not sure it's warranted for our case.
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Re: Completely ridiculous captcha
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2012, 11:32:57 am »
The answers:

Special

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Youtube
 

Guess where this is?

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Re: Completely ridiculous captcha
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2012, 01:30:02 pm »
I should really streamline that captcha.  The questions were made because spambots were getting around the old ones and accounts were popping up every 15 minutes.

Edit: I've added links to the captcha questions, HOWEVER, there seems to be a bug with the wiki where I can not review or approve edits to pages due to an invalid/timed out session error.  I tried relogging and going back to approve but the same thing happened.  I need to approve an edit I made so that the article more clearly states the one of the questions on the captcha.

"There seems to be a problem with your login session; this action has been canceled as a precaution against session hijacking. Go back to the previous page, reload that page and then try again."
« Last Edit: December 16, 2012, 02:06:48 pm by Photon-Phoenix »

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Re: Completely ridiculous captcha
« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2012, 07:46:08 pm »
I should really streamline that captcha.  The questions were made because spambots were getting around the old ones and accounts were popping up every 15 minutes.

I’ve had success with a combination of StopForumSpam and reCAPTCHA.

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Re: Completely ridiculous captcha
« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2012, 04:24:05 pm »
Edit: I've added links to the captcha questions, HOWEVER, there seems to be a bug with the wiki where I can not review or approve edits to pages due to an invalid/timed out session error.  I tried relogging and going back to approve but the same thing happened.  I need to approve an edit I made so that the article more clearly states the one of the questions on the captcha.

"There seems to be a problem with your login session; this action has been canceled as a precaution against session hijacking. Go back to the previous page, reload that page and then try again."
That's weird, I'm able to do it just fine
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Re: Completely ridiculous captcha
« Reply #6 on: December 23, 2012, 06:22:25 pm »
Edit: I've added links to the captcha questions, HOWEVER, there seems to be a bug with the wiki where I can not review or approve edits to pages due to an invalid/timed out session error.  I tried relogging and going back to approve but the same thing happened.  I need to approve an edit I made so that the article more clearly states the one of the questions on the captcha.

"There seems to be a problem with your login session; this action has been canceled as a precaution against session hijacking. Go back to the previous page, reload that page and then try again."
That's weird, I'm able to do it just fine

Rechecked, still can't do it.  I'll flush my cookies and cache and try again.

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Re: Completely ridiculous captcha
« Reply #7 on: December 23, 2012, 08:36:43 pm »
I've never been able to wrap my head around why captchas always have to be in such incomprehensible, almost wingding-like text. Why does each letter have to be slanted in a different direction and random pixels added for the sole purpose, I can fathom, of obscuring the text further? It's not like bots "see" text in the same sense as we do with our eyes. Couldn't captchas just be cropped pictures of a word written neatly with Times New Roman font but since it's a picture the bot wouldn't be able to simply copypasta the text? The only benefit I see of making captchas with lines through them and each individual letter sized disproportionately is confounding an actual human user.

Ha forgive the rant though, captchas just engender this primal bitterness in me. Honestly it's the worst thing on the Internet. I barely even post on 4chan anymore.
« Last Edit: December 23, 2012, 08:37:45 pm by Don Watermeleon »
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Re: Completely ridiculous captcha
« Reply #8 on: December 23, 2012, 10:10:14 pm »
I've never been able to wrap my head around why captchas always have to be in such incomprehensible, almost wingding-like text. Why does each letter have to be slanted in a different direction and random pixels added for the sole purpose, I can fathom, of obscuring the text further? It's not like bots "see" text in the same sense as we do with our eyes.

Actually, advanced bots do. That’s why CAPTCHAs keep getting harder for humans to solve—the bots keep getting better at understanding them.

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Re: Completely ridiculous captcha
« Reply #9 on: December 23, 2012, 10:21:18 pm »
I don't even bother with CAPTCHAs anymore as I strongly suspect humans are paid to solve CAPTCHAs now.

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Re: Completely ridiculous captcha
« Reply #10 on: December 23, 2012, 10:47:15 pm »
I don't even bother with CAPTCHAs anymore as I strongly suspect humans are paid to solve CAPTCHAs now.
Yes, that also happens. But it’s (currently) rare enough that having a CAPTCHA does help.

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Re: Completely ridiculous captcha
« Reply #11 on: December 24, 2012, 12:56:51 am »