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DougO wrote:
Jun 27th, 2017 8:15 pm
Has anyone won on the Sugar Crisp instant win? I play every day but haven't won so much as a coupon.
I gave up on Sugar crisp, way too much time and doesn't feel worth the effort anymore. Played a ton and didn't win anything.
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DougO wrote:
Jun 27th, 2017 8:15 pm
Has anyone won on the Sugar Crisp instant win? I play every day but haven't won so much as a coupon.
I won the coupon near the beginning of the contest, but nothing since. My son would love to win a gaming system though, so I keep trying.
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johnnyblayze wrote:
Jun 27th, 2017 12:08 pm
I suspect it is for verification - to your point, they must already have the 'answer' and so your input is matching it up to their answer. Where the captcha fails is perhaps where either a) the user is erroneously or purposely putting in the incorrect answer or b) the user is putting in the correct answer but it doesn't match up to what Big Brother has on their end and so they look at those cases closer to make any corrections on their end if necessary.
Some are to match, but only 50%. The other half is new machine learning. Try entering only one correct word on the word ones, if you guess the right one it goes through. I do this on purpose every time, not a fan of Google and their labour practices.
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Oct 27, 2009
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Captcha is also used on some fora as well to verify user post prior to it being posted. I keep encounter the road/sign ones and even clicking on them just mean more pop up. Please put up a whack-a-mole game instead-that would be more honest.
Summer 2018-retro candy and treats time
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For the past month is seems almost all of my captchas are "CALLE"
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ishfish wrote:
Jun 29th, 2017 3:38 pm
For the past month is seems almost all of my captchas are "CALLE"
Agreed, definitely the most common captcha word.
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About a week or two ago, I started having something annoying happening on my Facebook account. Some company pages are now opening a dialogue box when I arrive that says, "so and so" is active now. Start a conversation." Is there any way to change my settings so that I don't receive these any more? I don't want to block the dialogue boxes themselves, because I don't want to shoot myself in the foot if that somehow blocks all communications from them (including winner notifications!).

Did anyone else start getting these recently too?
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pickmepickme wrote:
Jun 30th, 2017 11:10 am
About a week or two ago, I started having something annoying happening on my Facebook account. Some company pages are now opening a dialogue box when I arrive that says, "so and so" is active now. Start a conversation." Is there any way to change my settings so that I don't receive these any more? I don't want to block the dialogue boxes themselves, because I don't want to shoot myself in the foot if that somehow blocks all communications from them (including winner notifications!).

Did anyone else start getting these recently too?
Yes I have been getting these annoying boxes too. I just haven't had any time to check into how to stop it.
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BK2006 wrote:
Jun 30th, 2017 12:00 pm
Yes I have been getting these annoying boxes too. I just haven't had any time to check into how to stop it.
Me too
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Aug 4, 2008
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BK2006 wrote:
Jun 30th, 2017 12:00 pm
Yes I have been getting these annoying boxes too. I just haven't had any time to check into how to stop it.
yes and I don't have chat turned on but I still see it
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Facebook messing with us again I guess.
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Second half of 2017 starts today. Good luck on the rest of the year everyone!!!!
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krag48 wrote:
Jul 1st, 2017 4:11 pm
Second half of 2017 starts today. Good luck on the rest of the year everyone!!!!
Nice to know. So far the only thing I've won this year are some books. Easily my worst year yet in terms of wins. Hoping the rest of the year gets better.
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Noticed that the May survey winners for Lowes are posted and they are all US persons. Guess there won't be $300 USD to play with for a room makeover.

Saw on the Icelandair Facebook page that there is a contest to win a pair of tickets on Icelandair on the NYC-London UK route. Catch is that entrants
must have purchased a flight on the route in the same timeframe. So if you know NYC or London people, tell them about the contest. Did not see
any NPN entry so this contest is not for Canadians.
Summer 2018-retro candy and treats time
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valeriey wrote:
Jun 27th, 2017 8:58 am
Is anyone else suffering from Captcha rage?
Or do I just need a break from contesting?
Looks like its fixed, with some changes. Smiling Face With Sunglasses

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