Jun. 26th, 2017 04:01 pm
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[personal profile] bunn
I really hate the style of form captcha where one must demonstrate that one is a human being by choosing all the photos that contain cars, or all the photos that contain street signs, for example.

I don't know how people with vision impairments get past them at all.  You have nine poor quality fuzzy images, some of which show part of an item that might, or might not, be a car or a street sign.  And then there is the 'is this a car /  street sign?' question.  I just failed a captcha because an image showed me a thing that I would call a bus.  But apparently to a captcha, it's a car.   And if the 'street sign' shows a different language or indeed alphabet, sometimes you can't work out exactly what it is.  Or it shows you a photo with what are probably cars, but they are tiny and far away!

Aaaaaaaaaaa!   Come back, mental arithmetic captchas, all is forgiven! 

Date: 2017-06-26 03:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I had trouble with that very same captcha! That kind of thing annoys me to an extreme degree! I'm always in a big hurry.

Date: 2017-06-26 09:50 pm (UTC)
ext_189645: (Default)
From: [identity profile]
I'm seeing that style more and more, and it makes my heart sink every time.

Date: 2017-06-26 03:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I came across it last week - not the best thing. I prefer the box I just have to tick to say I'm not a robot (although I do consider the possibility every time!)

Date: 2017-06-26 09:50 pm (UTC)
ext_189645: (Default)
From: [identity profile]
I'd prefer those too, if only we could just have those!

It does make you start to wonder.

Date: 2017-06-26 03:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I'm glad you said this. I thought it was just me, being easily confused.

Date: 2017-06-26 09:49 pm (UTC)
ext_189645: (Default)
From: [identity profile]
It definitely isn't you. I encounter them a lot. They are definitely getting worse.

Date: 2017-06-26 09:35 pm (UTC)
hhimring: (Default)
From: [personal profile] hhimring
They are getting worse--the pictures are getting fuzzier and more confusing all the time.
I think the way we're heading eventually we will end up with captchas that demonstrate that anyone who can handle them is a true AI.

Date: 2017-06-26 09:48 pm (UTC)
ext_189645: (Default)
From: [identity profile]
They are awful. I used to think them only mildly annoying, but the latest iteration can be really hard to get through if you are unlucky with the photos they give you. I now submit them only if they are on something absolutely crucial I can't get round any other way.

Date: 2017-06-26 10:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
It is clear that you might be a robot.

Date: 2017-06-27 08:32 am (UTC)
ext_189645: (Trust me)
From: [identity profile]
Or possibly, that AI has got to the point where it's easier for a spambot to be human than for a human...

I look forward in terror to the day when captchas will ask us to write a haiku, or tell it a joke, and will judge our humanity on how telling is the haiku, or how funny is the joke :-D

Date: 2017-06-27 09:14 am (UTC)

Date: 2017-06-26 11:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I know eh!? How stupid can they get? I hate that. Like? Do I look like a fucking robot? Annoying to the core. :-(

Date: 2017-06-27 08:33 am (UTC)
ext_189645: (Default)
From: [identity profile]
The worst is the one where you do the first set of 9 and then it presents you with nine more fuzzy images to peer at in annoyance and bafflement.


Date: 2017-06-27 09:13 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I hate the ones that after you click them they give you another picture to click? I mean, c'mon now! =(

Date: 2017-06-27 07:46 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Yes yes yes yes yes yes yes.

Still not a robot.

Date: 2017-06-27 08:35 am (UTC)
ext_189645: (Bah)
From: [identity profile]
I came across one the other day that demanded a captcha in order to buy something. WTF? Why would it care if someone is human if they are trying to sell you a thing, does it matter??? Surely the key thing in that situation is 'does this thing have money'.

Date: 2017-06-27 08:48 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
There's also the problem with them using US English. I can't remember what the word was, but I had to guess which objects qualified and which didn't.

Date: 2017-06-27 09:14 am (UTC)
ext_189645: (Car)
From: [identity profile]
Oh god, yes this. I'm guessing that's why the bus I was shown counted somehow as a car.


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