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Old 09-30-2018, 09:00 AM
 
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What the hell? No google products even USED here - using Foxfire (as bad as that browser has been getting over the years) and search with Bing & Duck Duck - occasionally google. Suddenly every time I get to a website that requires a registration, login, even a request to reset a password - captcha keeps coming up. And very, very annoying ones - you can't see what they are even asking you to check off because the request is hidden under a banner. Others are asking you to click off like every box in the captcha and it keeps repeating sometimes 5 or 6 times before you can finally get into the page. Complained to the website and they claim its not them controlling it. I could see if I was using chrome or even if google was the default search engine - but I am not and it is not. :shoc ked: :confused :
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Old 10-06-2018, 04:19 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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The Google CAPTCHA is available for free, and anybody can use it. It's not Google doing that to you, it's whoever runs the site you see it on that decided to use this free CAPTCHA.

https://developers.google.com/recaptcha/

And wow it sucks to the maximum. I hate it!

They recently went to low contrast, and just exactly what is part of a sign and what is not? Do the sign supports count? It's intentionally ambiguous.
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Old 11-01-2018, 02:44 PM
 
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The Google CAPTCHA is available for free, and anybody can use it. It's not Google doing that to you, it's whoever runs the site you see it on that decided to use this free CAPTCHA.

https://developers.google.com/recaptcha/

And wow it sucks to the maximum. I hate it!

They recently went to low contrast, and just exactly what is part of a sign and what is not? Do the sign supports count? It's intentionally ambiguous.
Really? Thanks. I don't understand it though because these are websites I've used a myriad of times before and they never had these captcha popups before. I am not using half of them anymore because I don't have time to play captcha 3 or 4 times - and you are right. The new ones are ridiculous. Some of them you are literally picking every box in the thing & then they send you 2 more to select the "new" signs or bikes or whatever the hell it is. ARRRGGH!
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Old 11-01-2018, 03:28 PM
 
Location: 10110001010110100
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They should call it "Google Gotcha!"

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Old 11-02-2018, 08:19 PM
 
Location: Log "cabin" west of Bangor
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The 'Captcha' is intended to ensure that you are a real person, and not a 'bot'. Unfortunately, it seems (to me) that the new picture version is poorly implemented, I have given up on trying to use it. If a site wants that from me, I don't want to use that site, screw 'em.
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