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Questions tagged [captcha]

For questions about the CAPTCHA used on Stack Exchange sites to verify that you're a person and not a spam-bot.

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Please use another captcha than reCaptcha [duplicate]

ReCaptcha gets worse and worse. Often I need to solve 12 image puzzles before ReCaptcha acknowledges me as a human. There are a lot of nice CAPTCHA solutions are out there, most self-hosted (which ...
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How to use Stack Exchange without letting Google track me through its reCAPTCHA?

Sometimes Stack Exchange thinks I'm a robot and it asks me to do some reCAPTCHA but the reCAPTCHA doesn't load and I get this in my logs: The resource at “https://www.google.com/recaptcha/api.js?...
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Why am I prompted for a CAPTCHA even though I didn't trip any of the rate limits?

Why am I prompted for a CAPTCHA when posting even though I didn't trip any of the rate limits for CAPTCHAs documented in The Complete Rate-Limiting Guide?
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The recaptcha on data stackexchange isn't working [duplicate]

Is this a temporary situation or something that needed to be reported?
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Should we be worried by the V1 SHUTDOWN recaptcha? [duplicate]

It looks like ye old Google RECAPTCHA is being decommissioned but we still use it on data.stackexchange.com Google decided to warn us with this "NUCLEAR HAZARD" style image. So, dear site owners, ...
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Data Explorer returns “Captcha Shutdown” warning [duplicate]

I tried to execute this Data Explorer query and instead of the usual Captcha message I got the following: V1 shutdown on 2018-03-31 Direct site owners to g.co/recaptcha/upgrade Who needs to ...
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Captcha needs urgent upgrade [duplicate]

I don't bother to log in when switching to data.stackexchange.com for a quick query, but today when I did that I found the following captcha: FWIW, typing in that text does not work for me. So, ...
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Did human verification get stricter?

Did something change with the captcha/human verification? I'm seeing this on a daily basis now: I think in the past I've seen that at most once in 3 months, and usually when I was doing something ...
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reCaptcha v1 is shutting down on March 31, but SEDE still uses it

According to this post, I thought the new recaptcha API was used network-wide. Though today, when going to SEDE (which for whatever reasons never recognized me automatically), I got this message ...
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CAPTCHA doesn't present words

I know there's a new invisible form of CAPTCHA, but I'm not sure what words should be entered. Am I missing something? Browser logs: This may or may not be due to the HTTPS issue reported in ...
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CAPTCHA with street signs

For this specific CAPTCHA: Do you select the square that has a tiny little bit of sign in it? On similar CAPTCHAs, sometimes the square is just a sign post, often split among (up to) 4 blocks. Do ...
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Stack Overflow No captcha box is shown in the human verification page [duplicate]

I'm using an approved browsers like Chrome and Safari. But in the human verification page, the Captcha box is not displaying for me. What should I do?
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CAPTCHA Problems? [duplicate]

These days, whenever I encounter a CAPTCHA, instead of verifying with pictures or the usual, 85 tells me download apps and run them for 30 seconds. These apps usually require a monthly subscription ...
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Got captcha'd for asking a question again after an outage

I asked a question, which failed to get posted because Stack Overflow went down, and then I re-asked the question, and got captcha'd because of that. I shouldn't be captcha'd because the Stack ...
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“Robot detection failed”. Why?

I got a "Robot detection failed" error message. What can be the cause? I did click in the checkbox where I am supposed to click to prove that I am human. I was using the same computer, IP, and ...
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Testing that you are not a robot

I am always coming onto this website and posting to peoples answers but half the time I have to do a test to make sure I am not a robot. And with my slow internet it takes a long time. How can I ...
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Logic Around Human Verification on SO Sites [duplicate]

Wondering, at a high level, what is the logic around the human verification interstitial that appears some times when submitting a new question? I am asking because I am working on a similar system ...
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How do I solve the 'Verification Human CAPTCHA Secret sign' on Opera Mini? [duplicate]

I am trying to log in using Opera Mini. How can I solve the 'Verification Human CAPTCHA Secret sign', since it doesn't pop up any button to click on?
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Stack Exchange sites use CloudFlare in a way that can break CSS and images [duplicate]

Stack Exchange sites use CloudFlare. When an IP address is used quite a lot to access Stack Exchange sites, CloudFlare will present a CAPTCHA to be solved. After it's solved, the site is supposed to ...
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What's up with this reCAPTCHA? [duplicate]

"I'm a human being." - Carl Sagan I, a human, asked a question on Stack Overflow today. Actually, no, I didn't, because Stack Overflow decided I'm not a human. I'm perfectly okay with ...
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Unable to pass the street signs reCaptcha [duplicate]

Ok, I cannot for the life of me get past this captca. I select all the street signs, who knows whether they're right. But also, if you're supposed to select images, what's with the text box below? ...
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CAPTCHA impossible to solve due to device limitations

I just got challenged on programmers. The CAPTCHA is impossible to solve because my device (iPhone + Chrome using mobile site) can not copy the text required to be copied and pasted into the input ...
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“Images with street signs” CAPTCHA impossible to solve

I just got challenged (over on English Language) by the new "Mark all images with street signs" CAPTCHA. I must have tried a dozen times to solve it by checking all images that had street signs, but ...
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Captcha cannot be submitted [duplicate]

I got captcha verification about picking up certain images from list. I did so and got some text to copy and paste in a new box. I pasted it, but there is no button to submit the same. I looked ...
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Need a captcha for JavaScript less page

Today I was making a question, and I prefer to have JavaScript disabled most of the time. But besides the scaring red eye saying to me that "I can't tell you're a human", I could see nothing in this ...
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Square bracket (tag) in search URL parameter is gone after human verification step [duplicate]

Let's say I want to search for "mobile" with "android" tag, I use the following URL: https://stackoverflow.com/search?q=mobile+%5Bandroid%5D This works fine. However, if a Human Verification step ...
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Cannot pass the captcha on my smartphone (Android)

I have several problems when searching Stack Overflow on my smartphone (I've tried both the mobile and desktop version of the site, it's the same): I get a captcha everytime I do a search; tapping ...
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Clicking reCAPTCHA checkbox causes crash in IE11

I have IE11 opened, searched a few times on StackOverflow, and was navigated to this site. Clicking on "I'm not a robot" causes IE11 to prompt me with "IE has stopped working" and gives me the ...
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Sick of nocaptcha recaptcha not working

I went on to https://worldbuilding.stackexchange.com/ Wanted to see what the highest voted answers are. So went here. https://worldbuilding.stackexchange.com/search?tab=votes&q=is%3aanswer SE ...
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CAPTCHA alternatives for dyslexic and dysgraphic users?

If a CAPTCHA system must be included, can it be ensured those of us with dyslexia & dysgraphia have alternative login authentications? Both the audio and character based CAPTCHAs defeat me. When ...
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Don't ask for “human verification” when I'm already logged in to another Stack Exchange site

The "Are you human" verification is required when performing certain actions on a Stack Exchange site we're not logged in to, such as performing a search. Are you a human being? We ...
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“Are you a human?” frequency hugely increased [duplicate]

I see there are similar questions from 2012, but cannot find something more recent. The frequency of "Are you a human" checks has become excessive recently - I get them on the majority of searches I ...
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Why do I get so many captchas? [duplicate]

I am getting very frequent captchas when I use Stackexchange site that are not Stackoverflow. I haven't figured out a pattern but today I got a captcha when I tried to ask a question on tex....
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Why am I getting captcha more often?

I see an increased quantity of "are you a bot" captcha. What can I do to reduce the quantity of these? I use Google Chrome on iOS. I have "save bandwidth" turned off. (This feature uses a caching ...
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Please revisit the CAPTCHA & China issue

Back in 2012 when China first blocked all Google services, thereby preventing non-VPN users from proving their non-roboticness, someone quickly opened this thread on Meta: Human verification page not ...
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Can't submit Ask Question Captcha

I'm not quite sure why, but I was stuck with a Captcha when asking a new question on Arqade. That's normally fine, but I'm not sure how I can submit it. I typed in the needed text, and copy-pasted ...
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Captcha Problems

When I try to login using my regular Stack Exchange account using Google Chrome, I get caught in an infinite loop ever since they started using the "match" Captcha. After selecting the proper response,...
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Reporting a bug about reCAPTCHA integration to blogs [duplicate]

Trying to comment on the InfoSec blog today (http://security.blogoverflow.com/2014/06/should-we-rethink-our-entire-password-strategy/), I was redirected to a page stating "To use reCAPTCHA you must ...
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Would anyone “decipher” this CAPTCHA for me, please? [duplicate]

At the site Movies & TV I just searched for a keyword, and the page sent me to a Human verification page with a CAPTCHA image. Unfortunately, I couldn't determine the correct words. Here are some ...
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Captcha redirect loses tags [duplicate]

When I search on CodeReview.StackExchange.com for "[f#]" (so the tag F#), I get a captcha page. After the captcha I get redirect to the search result page. This now has the query string "f#", so it ...
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Brackets around tags disappear from search after captcha

I clicked a tag from a user profile on a site where I don't have an account. The address was: https://bitcoin.stackexchange.com/search?q=user:2306+[transactions] It then took me to the "nocaptcha" ...
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Why am I being redirected to a captcha when I am just searching?

I searched https://cs.stackexchange.com/ for "Halting problem" and got redirected to a captcha. I'm not even modifying anything, just searching. What is prompting this?
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CAPTCHA error message text color is black, while it should be white

Go to https://meta.stackexchange.com/users/signup, or /users/signup on any SE site. Click "sign up" without filling any fields. For readability and consistency - the color of error message should ...
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Can we have the new Captcha on the Data Explorer

The new Captcha is active on the sites: But on the Data Explorer we have the old one: Could we have the new one on this as well please? Or is there a reason (less secure, doesn't work because of ...
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Captcha verification redirects to CAPTCHA page

On a number of Stack Exchange sites (including meta.stackexchange.com and rpg.stackexchange.com) I'm getting stuck in a loop proving I'm a human when I try to issue a search. I click the box (a ...
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Where is the captcha box? [duplicate]

This is what I see when I try to submit a question to the mathematica.stackexchange.com site: I am unable to find any captcha boxes. I should add that I'm using Google Chrome on Windows 8.1.
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Why am I getting the message "An error occurred submitting the CAPTCHA' all the time now?

When I try to post an answer on MSE, this box comes up (as usual): So I check the box and complete the CAPTCHA: When I try to submit it, this error comes up: click any image for full size I haven'...
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I am unable to solve the reCAPTCHA

I seem to be unable to pass the Turing test: I get this when I want to do a search on Ask Ubuntu. Can you guess what this says? Neither can I. It's very, very difficult to read. In the last week, I ...
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captcha box not rendering properly IE10 compat IE 7 standard

My default work browser is IE10 which is admin set to compatibility mode using IE7 standards. I have no way of influencing this decision, but do have access to F12 to change it on a page by page ...
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Why am I getting captchas?

Recently, every time I try to post a question, I'm faced with a captcha asking if I am a robot or human. Could this be because I take a lot of time when writing questions, or perhaps because I am ...