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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Can we change the CAPTCHA requirement (or at least the provider)? [duplicate]

Very closely related to: Blocking google.com and maps.googleapis.com breaks the site, but that was 'fixed' by changing the JavaScript code. To make this more clear, it's a feature request to remove ...
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Google Chrome crashing on Stack Exchange query

How to generate scenario - Goto - https://data.stackexchange.com/stackoverflow/query/new Type any query, click on Run query, click on reCAPTCHA, and woosh, Chrome is crashed.
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Allow bypassing CAPTCHA based on reputation or network experience [duplicate]

I was trying to post a question on Android Enthusiasts earlier on my (government) work WiFi, and was put through a slightly painful experience involving captcha. This got me thinking, why am I even ...
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Captcha verification doesn't advance once completed

I'm trying to post a Q&A on Android Enthusiasts, and despite being logged in, I'm being forced to solve a Captcha. That's not the main problem though. The problem is it doesn't actually let me ...
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Is there a Captcha FAQ which explains why it's used when you're logged in?

Is there a Captcha FAQ which explains why it's used when you're logged in? I understand, in general, they are used to stop comment spam bots but when you're logged in, it seems there are other ...
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Recaptcha blocking because Google insists on “Modern Browsers”

Shouldn't there be a way to post to Stack Overflow without installing someone's particular version special browser? I've seen the followingnhappen on other sites, its probably due to ode changes by ...
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Human verification page not loading in China

I was trying to post a question on Stackoverflow but got redirected to the Human Verification page. The problem is that the CAPTCHA never loads here in China, it just times out after 4 minutes. ...
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CAPTCHA: I can't check a box that doesn't exist [duplicate]

I spent several hours yesterday thoroughly researching a question, to be told it looked like spam, at which point I pared it down and posted it. Then I realized I posted it on the wrong SE network ...
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Can we get a more awesome captcha image for Area 51?

On Area 51 I finally hit a captcha and was instantly depressed. It's the same as the Stack Overflow captcha :( Can we please get something more specific and awesome for Area 51, hopefully falling in ...
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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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Where did the question with fun captcha combinations go?

I could have SWORN there was a question on SO or here that had interesting word combinations that pop up in the Captcha. Am I crazy, or where is it?
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Captcha not shown with JavaScript turned on which makes things difficult

It just happened to me on SU that the captcha was not shown. Neither in Safari nor in Firefox was there any way to show it. There was just that robot guy with the numbers on it. Of course I was ...
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CAPTCHA not displaying on “Human verification”

I'm not able to answer a question on Stack Overflow because the Human Verification page is showing up but without any CAPTCHA. I found many questions relating this but without a solution that worked ...
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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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Eliminate the captcha on long questions & answers

It seems that I quite often get a captcha confirmation when I post a question or answer. All it takes is to write a longish piece of text or check a couple of things to make sure what I am saying is ...
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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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Please don't use a spam filter based on IP address

I regularly have serious problems using Stack Exchange sites such as: not being able to see the site at all: "We're sorry... too many requests" not being able to log in not being able to post answers ...
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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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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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How often do CAPTCHAs appear? [duplicate]

Really just looking for honest answers from fellow users for this one. How often do you get CAPTCHAs, and what were you doing when it appeared? Some future scripts I'm working on may attempt ...
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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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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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What triggers the CAPTCHA page? [duplicate]

Occasionally, when I ask a question on some Stack Exchange site, I'll see a page like this wanting to verify whether or not I'm human. I'm trying to figure out what I am doing that looks ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 knows I am a robot and greets me in robot language

Because of a slightly flakey connection, I think I was just prompted to prove I am a human when trying to post an answer. However, although the dialog box popped up and the rest of the page was ...
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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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How to pass “I'm not a robot”

I didn't have trouble answering questions in the past, but now I fail the human verification check. Basically, instead of a CAPTCHA, I can check "I'm not a robot". When I check it, it goes away and I ...
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Human verification on all answers

The last two or three times I answered some question in SO (the last 2-3 hours), I was asked for Human verification. Is this a new bug, eventually related to the resolution of Overactive spam-ku? ...
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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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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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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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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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Human verification test — please stop mobbing bots

I say this on behalf of all bots: please stop mobbing us. I am a bot, but I am not worse than any human being. Currently, Stack Exchange has really racist policy -- every time any bot would like to ...
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CAPTCHAs are intermittently blocking CDN content

I get HTTP errors for various resources, and no styles or scripts are applied, which effectively makes the whole site unusable. Meta does seem to be working fine, though. Edit: Here's a log from ...
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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 ...