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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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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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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Captcha adaptation should be Universe-wide, not per-site

Once in a while if I make several consequent edits to a post on SE sites I encounter captcha. This never happens to me on Stack Overflow, although I use the same Open ID on each SE site and behave ...
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Area 51 CAPTCHA?

Could someone tell me what the site looks for to track bots? Here is my post... I believe that because the Classical languages and times are intertwined, they should be in the same site. Notice ...
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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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Captcha cannot be submitted [duplicate]

I got captcha verification about picking up certain images from list. I did so and got some text to copy and paste in a new box. I pasted it, but there is no button to submit the same. I looked ...
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Why do I get so many captchas? [duplicate]

I am getting very frequent captchas when I use Stackexchange site that are not Stackoverflow. I haven't figured out a pattern but today I got a captcha when I tried to ask a question on tex....
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SEDE captcha doesn't load in Chrome [duplicate]

So SEDE requires a captcha for anonymous users. Fair enough, though it'd be better if they didn't log you out all the time... Anyway, it doesn't actually show the captcha it requires, not even the ...
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Captcha on Data Explorer is broken [duplicate]

This is what I got when I just tried to compose a query: When clicking the button, it leads to:
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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
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Why does the captcha test occur randomly? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How often do captchas appear? I am using SO for more than 9 months and suddenly today I have seen two captchas back to back. Why is it happening so suddenly? How can I stop ...
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Human Confirmation Page Stripping Tabs [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why does getting captcha'd break my code formatting? I've been running into two problems on Stack Overflow lately. First, I've been getting the "are you a human" ...
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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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Why is spam verification necessary for users with more than 3000 reputation points? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Please stop asking me a captcha with over 500 reputation. I AM A HUMAN Why is Captcha for higher rep users even necessary? This is really bugging me nowadays. All of the ...
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Why do I keep getting accused of trying to pass the Turing Test? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How often do captchas appear? Why does SO think I'm a bot? Please tone the captchas back down I have very frequently been presented with the captcha page over the past ...
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Better CAPTCHA to Use on the Site?

How about this? ReCAPTCHA is very annoying. Even though it scans books.
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Consider using Ajax Fancy Captcha instead of Recaptcha

I saw this in use on someones blog today: http://www.webdesignbeach.com/beachbar/ajax-fancy-captcha-jquery-plugin I've had a long standing hatred of Captcha's, even though they are a necessary evil. ...
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Avoid robot check for a given reputation level? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Increase captcha threshold for post editing Look again at increasing the captcha threshold for post editing While 1K rep is not really high, I would think that it would be ...
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Got captcha'd for asking a question again after an outage

I asked a question, which failed to get posted because Stack Overflow went down, and then I re-asked the question, and got captcha'd because of that. I shouldn't be captcha'd because the Stack ...
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Why do I need to prove my humanity?

I've read this question, but there isn't an official (reasoning) answer there. I do realize that when I post fast, or when I change IPs I keep getting asked to prove my humanity, but I want to know ...
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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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Please give me a choice not to use Google's reCaptcha

I hate Google stealing book rights from authors and I do not want to help them doing so. I consider digitalization of books generally a good idea, but it should not be done with evilness and ...
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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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Please don't use a spam filter based on IP address

I regularly have serious problems using Stack Exchange sites such as: not being able to see the site at all: "We're sorry... too many requests" not being able to log in not being able to post answers ...
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Need a captcha for JavaScript less page

Today I was making a question, and I prefer to have JavaScript disabled most of the time. But besides the scaring red eye saying to me that "I can't tell you're a human", I could see nothing in this ...
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Captcha for all reviews?

If automated (non-human) bots are being used for reviews, why don't we add captcha to every review? The effort of solving a captcha is much less than the typical effort of properly performing a ...