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I've been asked it three times today which is bordering on annoying. Last instance was trying to post with a new tag (not allowed to do that) so I removed it and hit post again. Bang - unreadable captcha prompt.

Cheers, Rob.

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Also, if the CAPTCHA is unreadable, are you a cyborg? –  Eric Aug 13 '09 at 16:23
    
Actually, couple of times I have felt that typos were also accepted on the CAPTCHA (meaning, I mistyped one character and found it passed me). I am annoyed; that confuses the cybernetic brain ;P –  nik Aug 16 '09 at 16:18
    
Nice to know I'm not alone. BTW - why isn't there a meta.serverfault.com? :-) I knew about meta but assumed it was stackoverflow only. –  user131750 Aug 17 '09 at 10:46
    
Saying duplicate might be recursive –  Troggy Aug 20 '09 at 20:17
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@nik: Recaptcha uses one known word and one unknown word. So long as you type the known one in correctly, you're let in. The unknown word is used to help hone OCR technology. –  Eric Aug 21 '09 at 15:58
    
There is a meta.serverfault.com: meta.serverfault.com/questions/14267 –  Brad Gilbert Aug 21 '09 at 16:25
    
You were wrong with the "a little". –  Shimmy Nov 16 '09 at 17:23

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for unreadable captcha's, click the button with arrows, looks like a refresh... It'll get you a new image to decode.

You don't have it near as bad as I do. Virtually every submit I do on META has to be validated because of Google's jQuery files getting blocked by FinJin.

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Hmm, just annoying new users isn't the best idea: "Oops! Your answer couldn't be submitted because: •new users can only post answers every 3 minutes; try again later.". Personally, I can answer a simple question faster than that :-) –  user131750 Aug 21 '09 at 10:54
    
Y make user have to type captchas again and again is this a game or what –  Shimmy Nov 16 '09 at 17:25

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