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Reading Captcha Answered

Hey folks,

I'm a grey beard (maybe that's the problem ;-) who has been involved with the web since the early days and I thoroughly understand what the use of captcha is trying to achieve but I just spent 2 minutes refreshing the captcha until I could read one and submit my private message.

Help! 

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steveastrouk
steveastrouk

8 years ago

Is it just me, or are Captcha's getting harder to read ? I can get about 1 in 4 these days on the first try. It used to be 1:1

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lemonie
lemonie

Reply 8 years ago

The machines are getting better at what is essentially mechanical?
It'll come down to showing pictures of people and giving a choice of "hot", "not" or "maybe", machines / 'bots will find that harder if you blend m/f images for example.

L

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caitlinsdad
caitlinsdad

Reply 8 years ago

You may need new glasses. Then again, OCR software used by spammers is probably getting more advanced. The captchas are now distorting and mushing the characters closer together even beyond human recognition.

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steveastrouk
steveastrouk

Reply 8 years ago

I have sadly reached the age of wisdom, where I need two pairs of glasses....

Steve

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 8 years ago

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steveastrouk
steveastrouk

Reply 8 years ago

He he, I may even change my sig ! Close to a self portrait....

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 8 years ago

He's called "professor Branestawm" - he stars in a lot of books.

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steveastrouk
steveastrouk

Reply 8 years ago

I know. I was a big fan when I was a kid.
I just tried using it as my avatar, but it kept getting cropped at the top and bottom.

Steve

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 8 years ago

Check your emails

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 8 years ago

:-)

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lemonie
lemonie

8 years ago

Crapcha... I paid for a subs', but I found that I've "earned" probably 5x that much subs' by posting content.
So post something great.

L

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Kiteman
Kiteman

8 years ago

You could always turn pro...