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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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Increase captcha threshold for post editing

It's a very common behavior to refine answers several times after submitting them. Most of the time, the refinement is just adding and removing several characters or words. You might notice some other ...
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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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I am not a robot!

Some days ago, the spam protection was turned up a notch. Unfortunately, it overshot the target by far. Now, as soon as I make two edits in close succession (which happens often – I’m sloppy), I am ...
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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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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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Why is Captcha for higher rep users even necessary?

If the reputation score is actual reputation, it seems like having a high reputation would be enough to prove you are human. Why do I need to keep proving it? I could see captcha appearing if my ...
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Can you please make the captcha easier for humans?

Hello, I am human, not a bot. Sometimes it is very hard for me to answer those captcha questions. Can you please use some other kind of question which would not require me to recognize letters? ...
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Impossible Captcha with non-keyboard characters

Am I a human? Yes. Can I type phi off the top of my head? No.
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Please use the new reCaptcha on the human verification dialog

I posted a question this morning and got this beauty of a Captcha: Can you read that? Go ahead, get your glasses. Still no? We can fix this: Google announced a new reCaptcha API that is captcha-...
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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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Captcha is missing in Data Explorer when connected over HTTPS

When I tried to run How many upvotes do I have for each tag?, I got the below screen: The captcha is missing! I tried in other browsers too. Update: From @Oded's comments, I changed to HTTP and it ...
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Please stop asking me a captcha with over 500 reputation. I am human

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 ...
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Fix the captcha to prevent bots from damaging content and annoying everyone

Don't get me wrong, my motives for this post are entirely altruistic. I enjoy StackOverflow and I want the system to be improved. I do not like your captcha. I like reCaptcha, but I also like ...
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Look again at increasing the captcha threshold for post editing

This has been discussed before, and was actioned in a way that I can't help but feel is just wrong. This is why I've created a new question, given that the previous one has the 'status completed' tag. ...
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Increase captcha threshold for post editing for 5k users

The captcha threshold has been reduced already: Some reductions in CAPTCHA throttle thresholds, if you have > 10k rep: for edits -- reduced by two-thirds for post submission times -- ...
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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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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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Please provide a mobile-optimized captcha page

When working with the mobile version of one of the mobile sites, my connection got really slow, and (I think this is what) caused Apple.SE to show me a captcha. I'm okay with that, but I'd like to ...
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Please tone the captchas back down

In the past few days (I can't remember when this started, I think around 2011-10-20 give or take a couple of days), I've had far more captchas than usual. I'm getting more than one a day, when until ...
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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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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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1answer
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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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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 on AREA 51 is too hard for a human to solve [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Today’s Captcha — wtf? Look at this Captcha I just got. Can someone turn down the difficulty of these..
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1answer
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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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Why show captcha when an answer takes too long

Sometimes it happens when it takes a bit longer to answer a question (got interrupted or something), that we get a captcha. Why is this?
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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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1answer
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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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Who are the robots in the captcha request?

When you are too fast in interacting with SO, a captcha request appears, together with a photo of two gentlemen dressed as robots. Who are they ?
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Best way to minimize captcha interruption

My internet connection is terrible, and there's not much I can do about that. When I get captcha-ed, I may loose up to minutes just waiting for the HUGE foreground image to load, and then the captcha ...
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Is it really neccesary to throw us to captchas more than once while asking a question?

When I last asked a question, I was thrown to a captcha page 3 times in the process of trying to figure out which tag was for moderator use only. This was really, really annoying. After proving that ...
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Please give me a choice not to use Google's reCaptcha

I hate Google stealing book rights from authors and I do not want to help them doing so. I consider digitalization of books generally a good idea, but it should not be done with evilness and ...
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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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Human verification appears too much in the way when reorganizing [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Increase captcha threshold for post editing Make human verification appear less often in frequent editions for users with a certain rep. Human verification appears every time ...
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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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Stop displaying the CAPTCHA if you take too long to edit

I can understand being forced to pass the CAPTCHA test if you post too quickly, but I can see no reason for it if you post too slowly? So what if I take 15 minutes composing my question or answer? ...
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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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Captchas not displaying in SO for me

When I get a captcha on Stack Overflow, I don't see the image or the input box with Firefox. I originally had the "HTTPS Anywhere" extension installed but still have the same issue when it's disabled (...
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Tweak captcha logic in regard to errors

There have been at least two requests for a similar thing, this one and this one. May I raise this question again, now in regard to submission errors. Every now and then, I get an error when posting ...
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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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1answer
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Why do I keep being asked to prove I'm human?

I recently changed my computer and since then SO has constantly bugging me to prove I'm a human being every time I post a question or answer. What can I do to get rid of this? Edit: Actually, it ...
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Captcha Pages Do Not Display Authentication Status

NOTE: If this has already been fixed, sorry. I just haven't gotten a CAPTCHA in some time, so can't see what's happened. I've noticed that, when you get a CAPTCHA, at the top, it always says "Login"...
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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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Why is there a TextBox instead of a Button in Data Explorer's Captcha?

I was trying to run a query in Data Explorer without logging in (I didn't notice that I am not logged in). When I click on Run Query button, I got a Captcha to avoid spam queries. But what I found ...
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Frequent human verification

I'm getting frequent human verification screen when posting answers. It seem to be due to the new (?) draft feature. Could you please have a look into it? P.S. funnily enough, I just got human ...
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sstatic.net SSL certificate is for an incorrect domain

Noticing that the "Human Verification" image did not show, I found that the src, https://sstatic.net/stackoverflow/img/captcha-conchords-robots.jpg, shows that sstatic.net is giving an SSL vertificate ...
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Why does SO think I'm a bot?

Lately I've been getting CAPTCHAs almost every time I post an answer. Is there any particular behavior that makes SO trigger the bot test so often? EDIT: It just occurred to me that most of these ...
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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 many times is SO going to ask if I am human?

Shouldn't SO be able to remember that I am human. Do I have to stay human to keep using SO?
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captcha on quick questions?

Sometimes i come to the site to ask 2 or 3 question quickly, maybe edit a post or two, etc. Its not uncommon for a captcha to appear for me. in fact it often does (typically when i leave and need to ...