May 112007

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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4 Responses to "Rant: Bad Captchas"
MILIND says:
I WANT JOBS OF CAPTACHAS
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?
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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