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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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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Retagging and captcha challenge

Is retagging other peoples questions such a sensitive matter than after a handfull of retagging opperations, the captcha challenge is thrown? Why? In any case, I find it annoying; on the other hand ...
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Any reason for not showing logged in status on “Human Verification” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Captcha Pages Do Not Display Authentication Status Is there any reason for not showing the logged in status on the "Human Verification" page? While I understand the need for ...
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Browsing using lynx and links (text-only browser)

Does Stackoverflow support text-only WEB-browsers? Sometimes it is comfortable to surf using links or lynx text-only browsers, and some people use them with speech recognition programms, but it seems ...
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New captcha suggestion [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you please make the captcha easier for humans? Why not to use such simple Captcha like this: "I am Captcha and I will pick a secret word. You are user and you are to ...
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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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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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Is there a bug in the captcha? I entered the wrong message and my answer was still posted

I just got the captcha message for an answer I wanted to post. No problem I entered the message, but made a typo which I only saw just after I submitted. Yet my answer was still posted. The captcha ...
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CAPTCHA - what domain is it coming from?

I got caught by the captcha. However, I can't fill it out because our whitelist firewall is blocking it. What domain(s) do I have to add to get the captcha phrase and entry boxes to show up?
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Captcha bug/feature when making mistakes on submission?

I've just attempted to submit a question to meta and forgot to put any tags on it. I added a single tag and re-submitted and was told that I needed to add one of a specific set of tags. I added this ...
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Does the picture of the robots show a message?

Hi This post refers to the human verification image from superuser.com which can be found here I just typed out the 0 and 1's from the new picture. I think I may of missed a few as it was not 100% ...
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Deactivate the captcha after correctly answering it

Why if I have answered a captcha two or three times does the system continue to tell me that it is probable that I am a robot when I modify an answer?
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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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Captcha is a little draconian on here

I've been asked it three times today which is bordering on annoying. Last instance was trying to post with a new tag (not allowed to do that) so I removed it and hit post again. Bang - unreadable ...
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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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Human verification on failing to include necessary tag

On submitting a question here at Meta Stack Overflow, it is required to include a tag if it's a bug, feature-request or a discussion. Failing to do so results in an error and returns you to the form. ...
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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 ...
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Human verification on fail to submit

When you can't submit the question for any reason (ie: must include tag), and you fix the issue and click "Ask your Question" again, you are prompted with the human verification captcha
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Captcha on our own post

Would it be possible to disable Captcha when a user is editing is own question/answer ? At least for something like 15m after the post (to prevent mass change on someone posts if account is hacked).
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Manually flag users as not-bots

As I'm going through tagging questions as discussion, feature-request, or bug (as requested by Jeff), it would be awesome if I wasn't subject to CAPTCHAs. So I humbly request that there be a ...
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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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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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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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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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Rollbacks should trigger CAPTCHA

From this Uservoice Suggestion: When a user edits a tag, or edits a question, the CAPTCHA is invoked after multiple short timeframe edits. However, if a user simply hits 'rollback', he can rollback ...
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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 ...