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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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Why do I need to enter the captcha n times to figure out that my n tags are not created yet?

When asking a question on Stack Overflow, I need to enter the captcha before it tells me a tag is not created yet. But it tells me only one tag is not created yet, so I need to enter the captcha again ...
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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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Why am I getting captcha more than once per session?

That's a bit meta, a bit stackoverflow question - what's the point of asking a CAPTCHA challenge to a user that's already replied the CAPTCHA question properly? I've been giving several short ...
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Human verification [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How many times is SO going to ask if I am human? I appreciate why we have human verification and think it is a good thing, but I am confused as to why I get it so often. 3 ...
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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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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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Hard to type captcha code [closed]

While I was submitting a question I got this captcha code: I don't know how to type that, my keyboard doesn't have a pi key.
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Please alter the robot detection system to do the smart thing and recognize when a user has recently and repeatedly passed such tests

I have a lot of technical questions to ask Stack Overflow, so when I start posting and editing and commenting, Stack Overflow throws up a captcha for every little action. This is not appropriate, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Make Captcha testing page mobile friendly [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why is there no mobile version of the captcha page? Sometimes, I am presented "Are you human?" page when I do something quick. Its OK, but when I am on smartphone, the page is ...
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reCaptcha trying to find out how far it can go? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: The reCAPTCHA has become too difficult for humans to solve As of recently the reCaptcha system has gone crazy for me. I often even cannot read the word you have to enter ...
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Review-beta doesn't handle captcha and show an undefined box

Since few days I made some edits on SO and sometimes I got a captcha. But when I want to improve a suggested-edit, edit a vote-closed question or improve a low-quality answer/question I got an ...
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Question content lost when filling out captcha during editing

I've just done a load of grammar/layout editing on this question... when I tried to submit I got the "Are you a human" captcha request... not a problem. What was a problem was that when I entered the ...
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Why do I need to prove my humanity?

I've read this question, but there isn't an official (reasoning) answer there. I do realize that when I post fast, or when I change IPs I keep getting asked to prove my humanity, but I want to know ...
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Why does the captcha test occur randomly? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How often do captchas appear? I am using SO for more than 9 months and suddenly today I have seen two captchas back to back. Why is it happening so suddenly? How can I stop ...
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It is possible to bypass the captcha on stackexchange sites [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Captcha Bypass Maybe this is pointless or maybe you people already are aware, but I just wanted to let you know. Delete the message if it is unfitting or to not spread this ...
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Question claims stack capcha can be bypassed trivially. [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Captcha Bypass This question was posted to webmaster pro a short while ago: Maybe this is pointless or maybe you people already are aware, but I just wanted to let you ...
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Captcha is really annoying - keeps loading forever

I'm from a developing nation where Internet connection is of rather poor standards. But the captcha verification is of a poorer standard. I have a 32kBps connection. PING stackoverflow.com (64.34.119....
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Why am I getting so many captchas? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How often do captchas appear? I've not had to solve a captcha on SO for ages, now suddenly every second click I have to solve another one. has something changed?
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Area 51 CAPTCHA?

Could someone tell me what the site looks for to track bots? Here is my post... I believe that because the Classical languages and times are intertwined, they should be in the same site. Notice ...
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Avoid robot check for a given reputation level? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Increase captcha threshold for post editing Look again at increasing the captcha threshold for post editing While 1K rep is not really high, I would think that it would be ...
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Page not found when signing up for StackOverflow using sound Captcha

I was registering for a stack overflow account and encountered a problem. I was using a sound captcha. No account was created when I submitted the form, but I was able to (obviously) create an ...
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Are there some tips to skip the human check?

I'm blind, and I'm Italian too, and yesterday I tried 20 times (more or less) to pass the "human check" to post a question. And what was the result? NOTHING! So my question is: are there some tips to ...
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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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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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Why do I keep getting accused of trying to pass the Turing Test? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How often do captchas appear? Why does SO think I'm a bot? Please tone the captchas back down I have very frequently been presented with the captcha page over the past ...
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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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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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Problems when registering for a Stack Exchange OpenID

Registering for a Stack Exchange OpenID is a huge pain; it took me 20-30 attempts. I ran into two problems you might want to look into: First, there's no indication of password policies: Password ...
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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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How is the Stack Exchange CAPTCHA system implemented?

How does the CAPTCHA system in the Stack Exchange platform work behind-the-scenes? Specifically, after the system decides to display a challenge to the user, how is the result URL stored? Furthermore,...
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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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I see the CAPTCHA when I answer to my questions

I answered to my two of my own questions on http://meta.drupal.stackexchange.com, and in both the cases the CAPTCHA appeared. I was not editing the same answer twice in row; I was answering two ...
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Humans are dead is dead

While adding the CAPTCHA page link to this, I noticed that the image on that page links to this - however, since that t-shirt has been discontinued, linking to the video_games page explains nothing. ...
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Captcha failed to display

I just got a failure with the captcha system. Sequence of events: Answered a question The OP changed the question such that my previous answer didn't apply, so I deleted that answer Wrote a new ...
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Why is spam verification necessary for users with more than 3000 reputation points? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Please stop asking me a captcha with over 500 reputation. I AM A HUMAN Why is Captcha for higher rep users even necessary? This is really bugging me nowadays. All of the ...
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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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Throttle/Remove CAPTCHA for certain rep levels: Part 4

My process for editing questions on Gaming is much the same as how I write documents or code: when I finish with a particular change, I save and then continue editing. I've been doing this on Gaming ...
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Can the captcha load first, then the robot picture?

This question is specifically for low bandwidth users on a recent trip to a place where I had lower internet speed. I had to wait for a significantly long period of time until the robot image loaded ...
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Couldn't captcha be user-language-friendly?

Hey, Captcha sometimes appears to user and it can be very difficult to guess. Some letters are very hard to read, so I sometimes can't recognize them. But when in captcha is word I know I can guess ...
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“I am a human being” appearing twice for the same post [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Is it really neccesary to throw us to captchas more than once while asking a question? captcha appears on meta prematurely I just tried to post a question and did not ...
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Human verification on Area 51 Discussion Zone is not displayed

See the robot-captcha image or simulate a situation that triggers a human verification.
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Why is there captcha after forgetting to add tags?

The captchas got a lot worse to read. I have to reload them 2-3 times to get something I'm sure that I read correctly. When entering new question, I often forget to add-tags. After adding them, I ...
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When does captcha stop on SO?

I'm wondering when at what threshold it stops. I know I don't have a lot or reps but I don't remember seeing a captcha after my first day. The other day I had to fill a captcha to post a new question. ...