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Captcha "I am not a robot"

(17 Posts)
MrsEggy Wed 18-Nov-20 15:34:57

Does anyone else get infuriated by these silly little quizzes, particularly the photos? If I have to identify a fire hydrant, could I at least have pictures of British ones?

Sparklefizz Wed 18-Nov-20 15:35:43

I quite agree. "Crosswalks" anyone?

Maggiemaybe Wed 18-Nov-20 15:42:16

Oh, I hate them. I fail most of them first time, due to the unhappy match of their blurred images to my blurred vision.

MissAdventure Wed 18-Nov-20 15:46:57

I don't quite understand the need for them.

Elegran Wed 18-Nov-20 16:26:04

The theory is that the robot apps that roam the internet and can automatically fill in text boxes are unable to understand the Capcha photo-thingies or those mixtures of twisted letters and numbers. In reality the robots have probably been programmed to work them out better than humans.

MissAdventure Wed 18-Nov-20 16:34:54

Oh good.

I was beginning to worry that I am indeed a robot.

Calendargirl Wed 18-Nov-20 16:38:49

The pictures are so small and blurry, I can’t make out the traffic lights. I just press lots.

MissAdventure Wed 18-Nov-20 16:40:37

I can't see the pictures, can't make out the words, and can't hear the spoken one.

Elegran Wed 18-Nov-20 16:52:05

Maybe if you got yourself a robot you could get it to fill them in for you?

Patsy70 Wed 18-Nov-20 16:55:59

Oh, that’s comforting then. I thought it was just me! I tend to press what I think I see, and I’m often wrong!

MissAdventure Wed 18-Nov-20 16:57:07

Great idea.
I could include a little note.
"It wasn't a robot who did this; it was me. Honest!"

MrsThreadgoode Wed 18-Nov-20 16:59:59

I don’t get the captcha thingys on my iPad, so if they pop up on a website I have to log in on my PC.
Don’t know why though.

Cabbie21 Wed 18-Nov-20 17:00:58

They areAmerican so not always recognisable.
The ones where you have to copy letters and numbers are unclear.

BlueBelle Wed 18-Nov-20 17:13:26

I usually have to keep doing them I can’t see them, can’t find ‘ver hear kalls’ or ‘crosswalks’ usually have to do them until they get fed up with me and let me through
There s got to be a better way
I hate them, my heart sinks when I need to do one

Witzend Wed 18-Nov-20 19:11:03

I hate them too.
All the images seem to be American, which doesn’t help.

TrendyNannie6 Thu 19-Nov-20 15:25:12

Oh I can’t stand those stupid things, have to change glasses to see the pics sometimes 🤪

M0nica Thu 19-Nov-20 16:31:12

I had to abandon a payPal traansaction yesterday because the Capcha box came up and the request to copy the letters - but there was nothing in the capcha box. This happened several times in a row. In the end I had to abando it, and rebook this morning, when everything worked.