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Yes, I’m Human. No, I Can’t Decode YouTube Captchas.

Today’s minor pet peeve: illegible captchas.

Worse, captcha screens lacking a “generate another” link.

What is between the “h” and the “w” here? I have no clue.

 

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Argh.

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    7 Responses to “Yes, I’m Human. No, I Can’t Decode YouTube Captchas.”
    1. Mats Svensson says:

      Try the ones on youtube.

      Im pretty sure there is 0% chance anyone has ever passed one of theirs, and that they are just hardcoded to always give errors.

      Evil bastards…

    2. Jesse says:

      Yea and why do they ask for you to do these captchas so frequently. JEEEZZZ I only posted 2 comments and I had to do this, later on I post a few more comments and again…

    3. diego says:

      Well Google knows everything. There must be a way to to prove you are an actual human being and get rid of the captchas. I really feel discriminated. One day only bots will be able to bypass the captchas.

    4. pascal says:

      diego – that’s pretty ironic considering captchas were originally meant to weed out the bots. But you are right. some programs are able to do it, such as skipscreen.

    5. Roch says:

      I am having this same problem but with the Technorati captchas… There isn’t even a “listen” button for blinds.

    6. Kawless says:

      I totally agree, I can only make out about 1 in 5 of youtube’s captchas.
      Even worse when a site’s captchas don’t even work, and the only way to contact them is through their forum.. which you can’t create an account in because their captcha is broke.

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