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Who else is sick of difficult word verifications on the web?

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OMG superboy, me me me me me. I despise the damn things. I wish people had never started using them. On several occasions, I have just given up on whatever I was trying to do.

I can't remember the last time I saw a topic that so made me want to bitch! Congratulations?!


I can't remember the last time I saw a topic that so made me want to bitch! Congratulations?!
-KenR (March 17, 2008, 01:12 AM)
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Hee hee!!  I bring out the best in people, eh?  I was just having a discussion at work about the art of provoking people.

I'm sure they're sick of you too! But hey, I too have some trouble with them every now and then (Captcha's).. And there to make it a better place right? Yeah but there are always haters in every thing!

Like you have people complaining about spam, people trying to combat spam, then once they make some steps forward other people bitch about the methods used and how hard they can be some times (Captcha's).. But yeah, there is always at least 2 sides, it's called balance, and it's needed to make the world go around, after all every thing can't be perfect now can it? lol /rant

What are the alternatives? I can think of a few but surely the people who implement captcha must have thought of them too?
The problem with any alternatives that if they're used that is rolled out of millions of people then it's very difficult. On your personal site you can stop spam by asking what color grass is, but as soon as yahoo does that then it's worth for people to automate it. I guess if OpenId was more userfriendly then it would be worth using that instead. or Cardspace.

Don't mind them, actually :o :o :o :o :o

Also it's how I can stop spam yet still let anonymous users  post. Logged in users obviously don't need the captchas. Maybe there's spam technology that's smarter than most captchas, but from my experiences it's like this:
No captcha = Plenty of offers for viagra, used cars, penis enhancements etc.
Captcha = 0 - zero - offers but some perfectly valid anonymous posts.


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