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Rant: Bad Captchas

Oh how I hate bad captchas. Here’s one from Earthlink’s webmail that tripped me up today:

bad captcha

Yeah, captchas help sites defeat ‘bots to some degree. But come on, let’s not utterly destroy usability.

This one is classic:
bad captcha

Sigh.

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  • Alan Rimm-Kaufman
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    4 Responses to “Rant: Bad Captchas”
    1. MILIND says:

      I WANT JOBS OF CAPTACHAS

    2. texxs says:

      I’ve just released a non image based captcha script. I was wondering if I could use your images in a blog post about it?

    3. Thanks for sharing the link to my bad captcha post!

      I have been using text-based, question and answer “captcha” for several years now, and it works great.

      mp/m

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