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Old 04-07-2021, 07:05 AM   #1
Bob1515
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turn down the captcha


Suggestion: everybody rightly despises google captcha. You have it set to a very high level of difficulty, with lots of dim grainy photos. You're losing new members that way. I would have just turned around and left but I have an urgent question. Let's hope I don't next encounter the "1st question must be moderated, so wait a few days".
 
Old 04-07-2021, 07:20 AM   #2
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Sounds like a bot trolling ...

Just kidding. You will be welcomed, but yes this one (and all future) will be subject to moderation by jeremy and his lackies - er, mods ...
Go ahead and ask anyway.
 
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Old 04-07-2021, 07:40 AM   #3
Johannisdejonge
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captcha

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Suggestion: everybody rightly despises google captcha. You have it set to a very high level of difficulty, with lots of dim grainy photos. You're losing new members that way. I would have just turned around and left but I have an urgent question. Let's hope I don't next encounter the "1st question must be moderated, so wait a few days".
I totally agree with you! This morning I tried to enter this forum; so filled in everything including the 'V' in captcha, but nothing happened. After three more tries, I suddenly received a few emails noticing that my new name Johannisdejonge was already in use??? Then another email told me that I got a new password!!! And finally that new password worked, without any more captchas at all. I entered the forum without any more problems and asked my questions... but in the meantime I received the next email telling mo that I am accepted but still have to ask my first question, just like you. Now I'm back to this forum and trying to formulate the same rather technicial question AGAIN. Sigh...
 
Old 04-08-2021, 02:14 AM   #4
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I despise captcha and also find it difficult to "process". The little rectangles with a mixture of upper and lower case letters of different colours and fonts with various lines and dashes, interspersed and overlaid, are particularly obnoxious. I'm assuming that's what LQ uses? The trouble is that there are bots which can defeat it unless it's very strict.
 
Old 04-08-2021, 03:40 AM   #5
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Cool

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I despise captcha and also find it difficult to "process". The little rectangles with a mixture of upper and lower case letters of different colours and fonts with various lines and dashes, interspersed and overlaid, are particularly obnoxious. I'm assuming that's what LQ uses? The trouble is that there are bots which can defeat it unless it's very strict.
The most simple captcha imho is still: ask a human question! Eg five minus three equals (answer). But who am I lol.
 
Old 04-08-2021, 04:31 AM   #6
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The principle is plain wrong, make life hard for honest people because someone somewhere is dishonest. Unfortunately this principle is spreading in our society.
 
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Old 04-08-2021, 04:52 AM   #7
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Indeed - just look at the inane password "rules" we have to obey. Pity cracking algorithms don't suffer from the same foibles as carbon-based life-forms. But site admins (including this one) continue to be entranced by such stupidities.

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