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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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 ...
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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? ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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No CAPTCHA when registering new Stack Exchange OpenID account

When registering new Stack Exchange OpenID account, it says: Enter a valid email and solve the CAPTCHA, and we'll send you a link to create an account Emphasis mine. Only problem is... there is no ...
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Getting a captcha for opening two search bookmarks

Last month I asked: Should I be worried about how fast I use the site? I'm pleased to announce I got my first captcha. This is just a feedback, for perhaps altering the algorithm behind it if at all ...
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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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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 ...
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A box is now a CAPTCHA

The new CAPTCHA got has a small wording bug: That should probably be reworded to: "Check the CAPTCHA box, and we'll be out of your way.:
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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 (...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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Stack Overflow does not use Captcha for verification anymore, how can they defend against bots? [duplicate]

Last time I posted a question (about one year ago), I noticed that Stack Overflow had the "Are you human?" verification check with Captcha. Now, we seem to be able to just post questions and answers ...
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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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Has the maximum time threshold for question CAPTCHAs been reintroduced recently?

I've noticed that when I take a long time to write up a question, and don't submit until the next day or later, I get prompted with a CAPTCHA. After some searching, I found that there used to be a 40-...
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Data Explorer returns “Captcha Shutdown” warning [duplicate]

I tried to execute this Data Explorer query and instead of the usual Captcha message I got the following: V1 shutdown on 2018-03-31 Direct site owners to g.co/recaptcha/upgrade Who needs to ...
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Stack Exchange sites use CloudFlare in a way that can break CSS and images [duplicate]

Stack Exchange sites use CloudFlare. When an IP address is used quite a lot to access Stack Exchange sites, CloudFlare will present a CAPTCHA to be solved. After it's solved, the site is supposed to ...
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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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Data Explorer refuses to believe I'm a person [closed]

I tried to run a simple SEDE query a minute ago, while not logged in, and was of course told I had to prove I was human. Except that as you can see, I wasn't given any ability to prove it Clicking ...
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Remove Human Verification on trusted users [duplicate]

Human Verification is basically intended to be a less invasive CAPTCHA, only appearing if you are determined to maybe be a robot according to some arbitrary rules. But surely someone with many ...
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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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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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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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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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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?
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Data Explorer CAPTCHA doesn't work with Google blocked

I tried to do this again: Keep track of your rejected edits but when I follow the link in the accepted answer, I get no CAPTCHA when I click on "I am a Human Being". I use Firefox 32 with ...
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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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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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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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What causes the “Human Verification”? [duplicate]

l'm just experiencing the Human Verification now, and I can't find the captcha to solve. What kinds of questions and answers can cause it? Not all questions caused it.
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Posting a draft should not lead to a captcha

Sometimes, I write a question which I do not immediately post (for various reasons), but choose to save it as a draft instead. When I open the 'Ask Question' page again, and click the 'Post Your ...
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Captcha needs urgent upgrade [duplicate]

I don't bother to log in when switching to data.stackexchange.com for a quick query, but today when I did that I found the following captcha: FWIW, typing in that text does not work for me. So, ...
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Stack Overflow No captcha box is shown in the human verification page [duplicate]

I'm using an approved browsers like Chrome and Safari. But in the human verification page, the Captcha box is not displaying for me. What should I do?
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What's up with this reCAPTCHA? [duplicate]

"I'm a human being." - Carl Sagan I, a human, asked a question on Stack Overflow today. Actually, no, I didn't, because Stack Overflow decided I'm not a human. I'm perfectly okay with ...
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Is there something wrong with our Captcha keys? [duplicate]

Sometimes this happens, but why? Are my eyes messed up? Is there something wrong with Tim Stone's noggin?
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CloudFlare CAPTCHAs are blocking CDN content [duplicate]

When I changed my avatar on Physics a few days ago, it briefly displayed at the top, then after a few minutes disappeared from the toolbar. Later it disappeared from my questions and profile as well....
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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 ...