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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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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?
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Clicking reCAPTCHA checkbox causes crash in IE11

I have IE11 opened, searched a few times on StackOverflow, and was navigated to this site. Clicking on "I'm not a robot" causes IE11 to prompt me with "IE has stopped working" and gives me the ...
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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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Why am I getting captcha more than once per session?

That's a bit meta, a bit stackoverflow question - what's the point of asking a CAPTCHA challenge to a user that's already replied the CAPTCHA question properly? I've been giving several short ...
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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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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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“I am a human being” appearing twice for the same post [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Is it really neccesary to throw us to captchas more than once while asking a question? captcha appears on meta prematurely I just tried to post a question and did not ...
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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 ...
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CAPTCHA: I can't check a box that doesn't exist [duplicate]

I spent several hours yesterday thoroughly researching a question, to be told it looked like spam, at which point I pared it down and posted it. Then I realized I posted it on the wrong SE network ...
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Should we be worried by the V1 SHUTDOWN recaptcha? [duplicate]

It looks like ye old Google RECAPTCHA is being decommissioned but we still use it on data.stackexchange.com Google decided to warn us with this "NUCLEAR HAZARD" style image. So, dear site owners, ...
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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 Problems? [duplicate]

These days, whenever I encounter a CAPTCHA, instead of verifying with pictures or the usual, 85 tells me download apps and run them for 30 seconds. These apps usually require a monthly subscription ...
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Square bracket (tag) in search URL parameter is gone after human verification step [duplicate]

Let's say I want to search for "mobile" with "android" tag, I use the following URL: https://stackoverflow.com/search?q=mobile+%5Bandroid%5D This works fine. However, if a Human Verification step ...
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Would anyone “decipher” this CAPTCHA for me, please? [duplicate]

At the site Movies & TV I just searched for a keyword, and the page sent me to a Human verification page with a CAPTCHA image. Unfortunately, I couldn't determine the correct words. Here are some ...
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Captcha redirect loses tags [duplicate]

When I search on CodeReview.StackExchange.com for "[f#]" (so the tag F#), I get a captcha page. After the captcha I get redirect to the search result page. This now has the query string "f#", so it ...
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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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Getting Captcha Frequently [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Captcha Bypass I am not a robot! I am getting captcha's frequently. After one or two answers given, if I try to post an answer or edit an answer, I am getting a captcha. ...
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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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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 ...
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Couldn't captcha be user-language-friendly?

Hey, Captcha sometimes appears to user and it can be very difficult to guess. Some letters are very hard to read, so I sometimes can't recognize them. But when in captcha is word I know I can guess ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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?
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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 to know if captcha character X is uppercase or lowercase

How can you see if captcha character X is uppercase or lowercase, because sometimes I can't figure it out.
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How is the Stack Exchange CAPTCHA system implemented?

How does the CAPTCHA system in the Stack Exchange platform work behind-the-scenes? Specifically, after the system decides to display a challenge to the user, how is the result URL stored? Furthermore,...
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Why am I prompted for a CAPTCHA even though I didn't trip any of the rate limits?

Why am I prompted for a CAPTCHA when posting even though I didn't trip any of the rate limits for CAPTCHAs documented in The Complete Rate-Limiting Guide?
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Why am I hitting the captcha for every answer I give (after installing new userscripts)?

For the past couple days, I'm being forced through the captcha for every answer I give here on Meta and SO. This sort of problem was brought up on Meta in the past couple months (I am not a robot!), ...
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When does captcha stop on SO?

I'm wondering when at what threshold it stops. I know I don't have a lot or reps but I don't remember seeing a captcha after my first day. The other day I had to fill a captcha to post a new question. ...
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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 ...
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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?
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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 ...
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“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 ...
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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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The recaptcha on data stackexchange isn't working [duplicate]

Is this a temporary situation or something that needed to be reported?
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Logic Around Human Verification on SO Sites [duplicate]

Wondering, at a high level, what is the logic around the human verification interstitial that appears some times when submitting a new question? I am asking because I am working on a similar system ...
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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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I can't run a Data Explorer query - the captcha won't show up [duplicate]

On RPG.SE, we're engaging in some comment cleanup practices on our meta. For this purpose, one of the moderators put together a data explorer query to dig up comments that might need cleanup: https://...
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Captcha not showing on Data Explorer [duplicate]

I was trying to execute a query on data.stackexchange.com, since I wasn't logged in I get asked to solve the captcha (Which is fine). However data.stackexchange.com is failing to display the ...
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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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Frequent verification on edit [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: I am not a robot! Related: Frequent human verification Why is captcha verification coming up more often now? When I go to edit a question more than once, I get The Page. ...
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Make Captcha testing page mobile friendly [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why is there no mobile version of the captcha page? Sometimes, I am presented "Are you human?" page when I do something quick. Its OK, but when I am on smartphone, the page is ...
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It is possible to bypass the captcha on stackexchange sites [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Captcha Bypass Maybe this is pointless or maybe you people already are aware, but I just wanted to let you know. Delete the message if it is unfitting or to not spread this ...
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Question claims stack capcha can be bypassed trivially. [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Captcha Bypass This question was posted to webmaster pro a short while ago: Maybe this is pointless or maybe you people already are aware, but I just wanted to let you ...
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Why am I getting so many captchas? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How often do captchas appear? I've not had to solve a captcha on SO for ages, now suddenly every second click I have to solve another one. has something changed?
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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 ...
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How to use Stack Exchange without letting Google track me through its reCAPTCHA?

Sometimes Stack Exchange thinks I'm a robot and it asks me to do some reCAPTCHA but the reCAPTCHA doesn't load and I get this in my logs: The resource at “https://www.google.com/recaptcha/api.js?...
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How do I solve the 'Verification Human CAPTCHA Secret sign' on Opera Mini? [duplicate]

I am trying to log in using Opera Mini. How can I solve the 'Verification Human CAPTCHA Secret sign', since it doesn't pop up any button to click on?