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reCAPTCHA - Hate them!

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reCAPTCHA - Hate them!

Am I the only one who really despises these new visual reCAPTCHA for signing up with sites? Nine times out of ten I can't get the images right. They're tiny and blurry and I can't see how anyone over 50 would succeed in getting them right. I've been complaining to the company that produces them, and they can't see the problem. Hope they go out of business.
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I agree with op, I find myself having a hard time with some of them and I'm not over 50. I find myself clicking the refresh button a few times on some of them.
I'm waiting for the one that is oO000oO in a blurred image that looks 20ft away.

Or the ones that are "click all the pies" .... And you're sitting there contemplating "is that a pie? ... Is pizza considered a pie?"
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I get those wrong sometimes. It is pretty annoying.
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I understand why they may be necessary, but they need to eliminate the number 0 and the letter O in those stupid things.
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hagbard wrote: Am I the only one who really despises these new visual reCAPTCHA for signing up with sites? Nine times out of ten I can't get the images right. They're tiny and blurry and I can't see how anyone over 50 would succeed in getting them right. I've been complaining to the company that produces them, and they can't see the problem. Hope they go out of business.
I have to use a portable electron microscope sometimes to see the image clearly. Either that or I have to ask one of the kids to tell me what to put in the entry field.

I much prefer the captcha that is simply a check box declaring you are not a bot.
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Mars2012 wrote: I understand why they may be necessary, but they need to eliminate the number 0 and the letter O in those stupid things.
Plus the small letter L or the number 1.
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Plus, the creepy CAPTCHAs


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The last message I sent to them (today) was " Just go bankrupt already."
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I'm surprised that no one has already explained this. Those recaptchas help to digitize old books and documents. There are over gazillion words of text that are being scanned by optical character recognition programs and stored into a database all around the world. A small percentage of them confuses the algorithm so they get sent to the recaptcha database where the power of crowd sourcing is used to decipher them. The test words always appear in pairs. There is one that is clear (to verify that you are an intelligent human) and one that is mangled.

The mangled word is sent to several persons and if there is one instance of spelling that is much more popular than other submissions, it gets added to the collection.

So by answering those recathchas, you're helping in the effort to save records of books that will eventually get lost to history when they turn to dust.
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If true, that's amazingly cool!
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laihama wrote: I'm surprised that no one has already explained this. Those recaptchas help to digitize old books and documents. There are over gazillion words of text that are being scanned by optical character recognition programs and stored into a database all around the world. A small percentage of them confuses the algorithm so they get sent to the recaptcha database where the power of crowd sourcing is used to decipher them. The test words always appear in pairs. There is one that is clear (to verify that you are an intelligent human) and one that is mangled.

The mangled word is sent to several persons and if there is one instance of spelling that is much more popular than other submissions, it gets added to the collection.

So by answering those recathchas, you're helping in the effort to save records of books that will eventually get lost to history when they turn to dust.
I didn't know that, how fascinating!

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/stor ... d=93605988
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laihama wrote: I'm surprised that no one has already explained this. Those recaptchas help to digitize old books and documents. There are over gazillion words of text that are being scanned by optical character recognition programs and stored into a database all around the world. A small percentage of them confuses the algorithm so they get sent to the recaptcha database where the power of crowd sourcing is used to decipher them. The test words always appear in pairs. There is one that is clear (to verify that you are an intelligent human) and one that is mangled.

The mangled word is sent to several persons and if there is one instance of spelling that is much more popular than other submissions, it gets added to the collection.

So by answering those recathchas, you're helping in the effort to save records of books that will eventually get lost to history when they turn to dust.
I just came into this thread to say that lol.
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