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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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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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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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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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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“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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There is by now a captcha-problem

Tried several times with several captchas. This is the data explorer page I tried to access. with space between : To the non-believers :) : System produced on: Windows 7 Chrome Version 33.0.1750....
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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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How to pass “I'm not a robot”

I didn't have trouble answering questions in the past, but now I fail the human verification check. Basically, instead of a CAPTCHA, I can check "I'm not a robot". When I check it, it goes away and I ...
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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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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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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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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, ...
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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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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 ...
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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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“Are you a human?” frequency hugely increased [duplicate]

I see there are similar questions from 2012, but cannot find something more recent. The frequency of "Are you a human" checks has become excessive recently - I get them on the majority of searches I ...
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Asked for Captcha, but not loading

I was trying to post an answer, but then it asked for Captcha to check whether I am human. The Captcha loader is shown, but the Captcha is not loaded and I couldn't post the answer. When I checked ...
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Why am I getting the message "An error occurred submitting the CAPTCHA' all the time now?

When I try to post an answer on MSE, this box comes up (as usual): So I check the box and complete the CAPTCHA: When I try to submit it, this error comes up: click any image for full size I haven'...
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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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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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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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Captcha verification doesn't advance once completed

I'm trying to post a Q&A on Android Enthusiasts, and despite being logged in, I'm being forced to solve a Captcha. That's not the main problem though. The problem is it doesn't actually let me ...
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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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Missing: Two Cardboard Robots! [duplicate]

The image that appears above the captcha seems to be broken. (You can also view a live version of this) This appears to affect other sites as well, even though they use different images. Note ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Where is the captcha box? [duplicate]

This is what I see when I try to submit a question to the mathematica.stackexchange.com site: I am unable to find any captcha boxes. I should add that I'm using Google Chrome on Windows 8.1.
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CAPTCHA doesn't present words

I know there's a new invisible form of CAPTCHA, but I'm not sure what words should be entered. Am I missing something? Browser logs: This may or may not be due to the HTTPS issue reported in ...
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An error occurred submitting the CAPTCHA

Even though I have an account and I am already logged in, I cannot post at SciFi.SE. Stack Exchange has this annoying CAPTCHA. If I submit a wrong answer to the CAPTCHA, I get: "Oops! Those aren't ...
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Allow bypassing CAPTCHA based on reputation or network experience [duplicate]

I was trying to post a question on Android Enthusiasts earlier on my (government) work WiFi, and was put through a slightly painful experience involving captcha. This got me thinking, why am I even ...
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Unable to pass the street signs reCaptcha [duplicate]

Ok, I cannot for the life of me get past this captca. I select all the street signs, who knows whether they're right. But also, if you're supposed to select images, what's with the text box below? ...
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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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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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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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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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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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There is no need in “I'm a Human Being” button in the new captcha

The new captcha was just rolled out there. There seems to be no issues with it, but there is no need in "I'm a Human Being" button. If you click it without doing anything else, it will lead to an ...
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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 ...