I wonder how it is possible that Stack Overflow is still asking me to solve an unreadable CAPTCHA before I can post a question when I have more than five accounts on Stack Exchange, and I have more than 500 reputation on Stack Overflow.
You shouldn't be seeing so many captchas, and if you are, something is wrong.
Can you try in another web browser?
I'll take my downvotes stoically, but couldn't resist:
To quote Pollyanna:
Nice try, robot.
Okay, since you want a real answer and Arjan's comment wasn't good enough for you:
I see why you feel the way you do, but capping CAPTCHAs based on rep — or any other permanent solution — isn't the way to go. In theory, your account could be compromised and hooked up to a bot at any time. There are some limits, though. According to Jeff:
Some reductions in CAPTCHA throttle thresholds, if you have > 10k rep:
- for edits — reduced by two-thirds
- for post submission times — minimum seconds halved, maximum minutes doubled
CAPTCHAs are good for five minutes for logged-in users with ≥ 200 rep.
I'll play devil's advocate here:
The idea that you should be seeing fewer captchas because you have higher rep is backwards. All that means is that there was a human behind the account at some point in the past. However, it proves nothing about the present. Your higher-rep account has more privilege, and therefore has a higher value to spammers. Even if you don't have more privileges (say, accounts past 20K), you have more credibility. If it's compromised, a spammer can do more with your account, and so it's precisely because of this rep that if anything we need to be more protective of these accounts.