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The new captcha was just rolled out there.

new captcha!!!

There seems to be no issues with it, but there is no need in "I'm a Human Being" button. If you click it without doing anything else, it will lead to an error:

(which is understandable - I didn't solve any captcha)

If you click the checkbox and pass the verification, this button is automatically greyed out and shows black dots; in a second captcha is gone.

(Similar behaviour will be if it asks you for text: once you solve it and click "verify", captcha is gone, no need in "I'm a Human Being" button)

So I feel that this button should be removed.

  • If anyone knows, could you press Enter with the previous method while typing the letters? – gunr2171 Dec 5 '14 at 20:47
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    oops, misread. Thought you're asking same thing - my bad, retracted. – Shadow Dec 5 '14 at 20:48
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    If that wasn't there, Aliens would make it past that screen. Aliens. – Travis J Dec 5 '14 at 20:59
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    Only a robot would claim to be a "Human Being". Real humans know enough to say they're not robots. – Shog9 Dec 5 '14 at 21:05
  • @Shog9 have you met real humans? :-P – David Z Dec 7 '14 at 5:16
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This button is there for scrapers and bots that click submit buttons automatically. We want them to get caught in our nasty web of lies.

  • Ok, but why not make it display:none then – nicael Dec 5 '14 at 21:51
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    "This button is there for scrapers and bots" I swear! I'm not a bot! Maybe some mischievous being, but not a bot. – Braiam Dec 5 '14 at 21:52
  • It needs to look as much like a typical form as any other on the internet - with a visible submit button. – Geoff Dalgas Dec 5 '14 at 21:52
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    Funny trick... But only imagine, what if Community is reading it now... It will brake all the things there. – nicael Dec 5 '14 at 21:54

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