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How often do captchas appear?
Why does SO think I'm a bot?
Please tone the captchas back down

I have very frequently been presented with the captcha page over the past few months. Since I have a reasonably robust history of participation on StackExchange sites, I'd think it were self-evident that I'm not a bot.

Why do I keep getting hit with the captcha?

EDIT: In the process of asking this very question no less! Post and then, bam, captcha!

  • You mean accused of failing the Turing Test? Passing would mean you do seem human.
    – John
    Nov 6, 2011 at 3:33
  • I think my thinking was that I'd have to pass the Turing Test to be able to post an answer. Or something. I'm just going to change it.
    – jprete
    Nov 6, 2011 at 3:34
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    Jon Skeet submitted an SQL injection, changing the code and presenting all other users with CAPTCHAs, thus slowing us down and protecting his rep lead. Obviously.
    – Ben Voigt
    Nov 6, 2011 at 3:41
  • Thanks to the mods for pointing out the duplicates that I couldn't find.
    – jprete
    Nov 7, 2011 at 4:54

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I've noticed the test comes up when you make a lot of edits very quickly -- I imagine there is some heuristic which triggers the test.

  • I just got hit with a Turing Test while posting an answer. Lots of pre-post editing though. Jan 6, 2019 at 11:16

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