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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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Add captcha to anonymous edits

I reached 1k rep on Chess.SE, now I can review suggested edits, and I see anonymous edits from unregistered users, all bots and spammers. I know that you are not willing to turn off the anonymous ...
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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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Bad robot! I just logged in, I didn't create the post in 0.35 seconds!

Problem The robot dialogue (captcha) presents itself if you Compose a post on a site you haven't logged into without submitting the post Log in Submit the post (it's already filled out since Stack ...
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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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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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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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CAPTCHA alternatives for dyslexic and dysgraphic users?

If a CAPTCHA system must be included, can it be ensured those of us with dyslexia & dysgraphia have alternative login authentications? Both the audio and character based CAPTCHAs defeat me. When ...
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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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“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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CAPTCHA impossible to solve due to device limitations

I just got challenged on programmers. The CAPTCHA is impossible to solve because my device (iPhone + Chrome using mobile site) can not copy the text required to be copied and pasted into the input ...
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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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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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Captcha verification redirects to CAPTCHA page

On a number of Stack Exchange sites (including meta.stackexchange.com and rpg.stackexchange.com) I'm getting stuck in a loop proving I'm a human when I try to issue a search. I click the box (a ...
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Can we have the new Captcha on the Data Explorer

The new Captcha is active on the sites: But on the Data Explorer we have the old one: Could we have the new one on this as well please? Or is there a reason (less secure, doesn't work because of ...
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CAPTCHA says displayed below; it's displayed above

I was presented with the following notice: "Are you a human being? We apologize for the confusion, but we can't quite tell if you're a person or a script. Please don't take this personally. ...
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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 ...
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What's with the CAPTCHAs?

I was just trying to answer something on SF with answers from Unix.SE, since I was researching the same topic. I did that with an older browser from my old laptop at home. I was presented a reCAPTCHA ...
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Electronics Stack Exchange site won't let me prove I'm human

Lately I've been having issues posting to the Electronics Stack Exchange site. I can post comments but not ask or answer questions. It usually starts with the WYSIWYG editor not working. When I try to ...
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Cannot find the CAPTCHA on the Human-Verification page

I'm in China now.When I turn to the Human Verification page there is no place to filling the CAPTCHA and I can't find the CAPTCHA either. The picture only shows the sentence like ……study …… he is ……,...
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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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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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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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“An error occurred submitting the CAPTCHA”, after being told to verify I'm human twice

Forcing a captcha challenge appending ?captcha=1 to any URL, then clicking in the box "I'm not a robot", seeing a visual challenge (this is common for me, for some reason), submit... err... why I'm ...
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Captcha Challenge without a Captcha

I am using Stack Exchange and its sites through my basic mobile Nokia C1 using Opera Mini 4.5. I was prompted frequently to prove that I am a Human and not a Robot before providing an answer for a ...
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Glitch in CAPTCHA submission

Today, while submitting an answer in SO, I got this CAPTCHA. After entering the displayed number, it showed me this error. So, I closed CAPTCHA submission form, but to my surprise found that the ...
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CAPTCHA error message text color is black, while it should be white

Go to https://meta.stackexchange.com/users/signup, or /users/signup on any SE site. Click "sign up" without filling any fields. For readability and consistency - the color of error message should ...
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Bug in new “spoiler” CAPTCHA

Background: I typed a comment for a questions, and then decided to make it an answer when it grew longer and more detailed than appropriate for a comment. Steps: I copied and pasted my comment ...
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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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Error entering CAPTCHA

Why do I keep getting this error when trying to answer a question in one of the Stack Exchange sites? (If this information is relevant, this was my first answer to a question on that site.) This ...
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Too much spam validation?

If I start answering in the morning, everything is fine and I can just answer the questions without any delay. But at the end of my day I get more and more "spam checks" which want to validate that I ...
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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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captcha box not rendering properly IE10 compat IE 7 standard

My default work browser is IE10 which is admin set to compatibility mode using IE7 standards. I have no way of influencing this decision, but do have access to F12 to change it on a page by page ...
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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 ...
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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:
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Cannot pass the captcha on my smartphone (Android)

I have several problems when searching Stack Overflow on my smartphone (I've tried both the mobile and desktop version of the site, it's the same): I get a captcha everytime I do a search; tapping ...
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Captcha Problems

When I try to login using my regular Stack Exchange account using Google Chrome, I get caught in an infinite loop ever since they started using the "match" Captcha. After selecting the proper response,...
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Why am I getting captchas?

Recently, every time I try to post a question, I'm faced with a captcha asking if I am a robot or human. Could this be because I take a lot of time when writing questions, or perhaps because I am ...
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Content loss when CAPTCHA modal gets reloaded? (e.g., because JavaScript from google.com is disallowed)

The following just happened to me (on softwarerecs, but I guess it should be the same for all SE sites): I was entering a new question. When trying to post it, I was asked to solve a CAPTCHA. (*) The ...
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Image captcha, not loading

Never loads, after minutes, hours, days ... when trying to post on dsp or quant edit I was using https-everywhere extension, I disabled it, browsed to http://dsp.se and works