Stack Exchange Network

Stack Exchange network consists of 175 Q&A communities including Stack Overflow, the largest, most trusted online community for developers to learn, share their knowledge, and build their careers.

Visit Stack Exchange

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.

119
votes
6answers
23k views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
44 views

Please allow a few extra edits within a minute of the post before sending Captcha

For one thing, the system would not be spammed by edits,, Also the last edited date does not change if the edit was less than a two or three minutes after the post. I don't think robots are as much of ...
7
votes
0answers
166 views

Tired of Talking to Robots

I meet the robot page pretty regularly, and it's always the same process. Set up a question here Forget to add one of the required tags get dinged add the tag submit danger, danger Will Robinson ...
1
vote
4answers
318 views

Please remove captcha for editing and tagging

I just did my first edit and as always I was attacked by captcha. I often make language errors, so I have to fix it later. I know why the rule exist, but for power-editing other people questions there ...
4
votes
1answer
148 views

Answer question with fewer than 30 characters, get the error, then extend the answer - captcha appears

The minimum amount of characters per answer is 30 (wasn't it less, a while ago?). There are questions whose answer can safely be less than 30 chars, I've answered a few like that in the previous days (...
1
vote
2answers
115 views

Avoiding CAPTCHA when cutting and pasting on stackexchange sites?

I often writeup my stackexchange questions in emacs (as God intended), and then cut/paste them to the webform when I'm ready. Problem: stackexchange sees the cut/paste as a spam attempt(?) and ...
2
votes
2answers
283 views

No need to verify us as a human being, twice or more

Do we actually need it? It's an annoying verification if we must verify us as a human. Please make it only once after the verified process. Further, please delete the weird robotic-human photo on the ...
1
vote
1answer
548 views

CAPTCHA Bug: cannot see insert text box

Yesterday and this morning I was trying to ask a question at StackOverflow. System prompted me captcha form, but under the (funny) video I was unable to see the captcha insert text box; only the "I'm ...
0
votes
0answers
70 views

Human Confirmation Page Stripping Tabs [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why does getting captcha'd break my code formatting? I've been running into two problems on Stack Overflow lately. First, I've been getting the "are you a human" ...
1
vote
1answer
117 views

Clicking on the Image presented with Captcha opens another Captcha

At least seen on the tex board (I haven't had a captcha on any other forum since I noticed this). The funny image presented with the captcha request is hyperlinked to another captcha with the same ...
2
votes
2answers
243 views

How can I avoid annoying CAPTCHAs when logged in?

I'm often asked to solve a CAPTCHA when I try to post a question, even if I'm logged in. Why does this happen? What should I do to prevent it from happening?
0
votes
1answer
71 views

Captcha adaptation should be Universe-wide, not per-site

Once in a while if I make several consequent edits to a post on SE sites I encounter captcha. This never happens to me on Stack Overflow, although I use the same Open ID on each SE site and behave ...
4
votes
1answer
1k views

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 ...
5
votes
1answer
121 views

Suggestions: Perfectionist Badge - Dialectical badge

I suggest adding an Perfectionist badge for people who, due to their frequent edits on their own answers or comments, have run through the captcha system 30+ times. This should encourage people to ...
2
votes
2answers
249 views

O these bot checks

I am forever being asked if I am a bot, simply because I am so active, especially with the edit button. Can someone write a program that I can click on and it will do it for me?
-2
votes
1answer
935 views

Consider using Ajax Fancy Captcha instead of Recaptcha

I saw this in use on someones blog today: http://www.webdesignbeach.com/beachbar/ajax-fancy-captcha-jquery-plugin I've had a long standing hatred of Captcha's, even though they are a necessary evil. ...
3
votes
0answers
77 views

User action limits should take place before robot captchas [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Tweak captcha logic in regard to errors New users with under 125 rep are not allowed to post more often than every 3 minutes. However, when they press "submit" they are not ...
4
votes
2answers
755 views

My reputation is 100 and I still get captcha? [duplicate]

Why do I still get the reCaptcha in StackOverflow even do I have "proven" with my reputation that I´m not a robot! I think that after a few points you should have to go through it every time you post ...
12
votes
1answer
406 views

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 ...
5
votes
3answers
192 views

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?
5
votes
1answer
141 views

Get CAPTCHA every time when I'm on mobile

This is related to this question but not the same. I've posted questions on SE sites before on my mobile, but I noticed that these past few days I need to verify about 100% of the time. Unlike the ...
8
votes
0answers
102 views

Reduce Captcha threshold for high rep users [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why is Captcha for higher rep users even necessary? Increase captcha threshold for post editing for 5k users It happens when I want to edit the question a little bit better, ...
4
votes
1answer
241 views

Provide the option to hide funny CAPTCHA images

I'm at work, and I work in one of those "open concept" offices. I'm the only IT person in here. I really don't want people to think I'm watching Flight of the Conchords when I'm just trying to edit ...
2
votes
0answers
782 views

Captcha broken when JavaScript is disabled?

edit new day, new luck... now it works fine (no JS required) I tried https://meta.stackoverflow.com/captcha?s=3ee5d1b2-9656-4487-9804-80e2bccc0bc4 about ten times, but it's never accepted as correct:
2
votes
1answer
88 views

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 ...
7
votes
2answers
140 views

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 ...
18
votes
2answers
3k views

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..
1
vote
2answers
207 views

Two guys in robot suits [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Who are the robots in the captcha request? On the CAPTCHA request, who are the two guys in "robot" suits?
6
votes
5answers
253 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
846 views

Can I have a copy of the Stack Overflow CAPTCHA?

I want to use the captcha system that is used by Stack Overflow. Where can I get the script for this?
6
votes
2answers
2k views

CAPTCHA is broken or really hard

It is not possible to prove being a human!!! There is no text to read. Checked adblocker, nothing blocked. Update: To repro: Open question Enter 'abc' Click 'Post answer' Get the expected error ...
2
votes
0answers
78 views

Feature Request: relaxed spam rules for established users [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Increase captcha threshold for post editing It would be nice to have slightly relaxed spam rules for established users. In my experience (on SO), all it takes for me to see ...
28
votes
1answer
332 views

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 -- ...
1
vote
0answers
123 views

Reduced “Am I human?” checking for high rep users [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Increase captcha threshold for post editing Often I find myself confronted with the feared "Human Verification" page when I'm doing silly admin tasks on SO like removing ...
10
votes
10answers
594 views

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 ...
6
votes
2answers
2k views

Human verification removed code formatting

On a recent post of mine I included a code block that was formatted correctly in the preview, but was rendered as regular text after I had to go through the human verification screen. Can this be ...
5
votes
4answers
470 views

Why do I have to enter a captcha so often?

I have been using SO off-and-on for about a year now I have dozens of answers and questions. My reputation is about 1500. I have never spammed or done anything that could potentially result in my ...
109
votes
16answers
7k views

Impossible Captcha with non-keyboard characters

Am I a human? Yes. Can I type phi off the top of my head? No.
-8
votes
4answers
2k views

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 ...
19
votes
3answers
1k views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
190 views

Could these unicorns be used to herald a new era of Captchas?

Everyone's unique - only humans can tell a unicorn apart from a hostile takover of their account.
10
votes
4answers
751 views

Do the captcha words get more difficult over time?

I read every page on the website, but it doesn't say anything about what I want to know, except this, which is peripherally related: Our service also includes IP address filtering and detection. If ...
11
votes
1answer
171 views

Validate input BEFORE running captcha - not after [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Show required tags when asking a question on Meta Steps to reproduce: Formulate a question Insert a few valid tags, but not one of the required ones Click "Post Your Question"...
1
vote
1answer
789 views

“I'm A Human” Button Sticks Around and Accepts Another Click

One time recently when I got the Human Verification screen, I clicked the "I'm A Human" button, then lost track of what I was doing and clicked it again. I think this ended up asking me for ...
6
votes
4answers
332 views

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 ...
9
votes
2answers
168 views

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. ...
4
votes
1answer
2k views

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? ...
19
votes
2answers
593 views

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 ...
7
votes
3answers
1k views

Unreadable Captcha

This is the first time I've ever seen this issue on SOFU, so probably doesn't require any attention, but I may as well bring it to community, just in case it happens more frequently. I got the ...
3
votes
1answer
239 views

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?