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Did the anti-bot algorithm thresholds get tightened? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: The reCAPTCHA has become too difficult for humans to solve I am not a robot! Just wondering because those captchas are starting to get on my nerves and I don't recall there ...
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Was the robot detector upgraded today? SO keeps checking if I'm real [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: I am not a robot! Most workdays, I have SO open all day in the background and take time now and then to answer questions. Today was no different (no particular deviation from ...
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Getting Captcha Frequently [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Captcha Bypass I am not a robot! I am getting captcha's frequently. After one or two answers given, if I try to post an answer or edit an answer, I am getting a captcha. ...
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Is it just me or the Captcha increased in frequency? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: I am not a robot! Since recently I've noticed that the Captcha increased in frequency on SO (I am using only SO and cannot speak about other SE sites). While behind my ...
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Frequent verification on edit [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: I am not a robot! Related: Frequent human verification Why is captcha verification coming up more often now? When I go to edit a question more than once, I get The Page. ...
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Why doesn't the Stack Overflow team fix the Firesheep style cookie theft?

Firesheep sniffs the network looking for session id's and makes it very easy for an attacker to hijack this authenticated session. It should be noted that Firesheep is nothing new ; it just makes this ...
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6answers
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The reCAPTCHA has become too difficult for humans to solve

The reCAPTCHAs have suddenly become almost illegible. I regularly have to change it four or five times before I find one I can read. I am tempted to just enter the known word (an easy guess), and ...
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Can I please be trusted to not to script a bot that dumps an endless stream of spam messages into the chat?

I will have been at Stack Overflow for three years this summer. Although I have mostly stopped answering questions long ago, I still rake in the occasional piece of rep, and have thus amassed >...
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Are captchas necessary for established users?

Currently, even high-reputation users, community moderators and (as far as I've heard) SE employees are confronted by captchas when they perfom actions in quick succession. That has become a ...
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How to make the developers and moderators aware of a problem (which is already mentioned in an old duplicate)?

I have asked a question about the reCAPTCHA system going nuts (unreadable texts, both of them). That question became a discussion (see the comments) about whether I really should have created a new ...
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Captcha is impossible to solve, worse than anytime before [duplicate]

After pasting the answer from clipboard, I was welcomed with captcha to prove I'm a human. It wasn't as easy as I thought: Not correct words? Are you kidding? It seems people have some problems ...
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Replacing reCAPTCHA

I, like most SE users, am occasionally presented with a CAPTCHA to prove I'm human for one of any number of reasons. At the time of this writing there are 247 questions and 342 answers on Meta ...
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Add captcha threshold information to privileges page

Related: Increase captcha threshold for post editing Related: Increase captcha threshold for post editing for 5k users The captcha often gets to me when I'm editing a lot of posts in rapid ...
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1answer
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Why am I hitting the captcha for every answer I give (after installing new userscripts)?

For the past couple days, I'm being forced through the captcha for every answer I give here on Meta and SO. This sort of problem was brought up on Meta in the past couple months (I am not a robot!), ...
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Too much spam validation?

If I start answering in the morning, everything is fine and I can just answer the questions without any delay. But at the end of my day I get more and more "spam checks" which want to validate that I ...

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