Impossible CAPTCHA

By Envergure
Dec 19, 2008
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  1. This is the first CAPTCHA i've ever gotten wrong. My guess was "extumoust".
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    If these get much more muddled, people are going to start having problems reading them too frequently. Maybe it's time to think of an alternative?

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  2. MetalX

    MetalX TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,388

    Yeah I've had to reset them upwards of 10 times on a number of occasions lately... they're really getting a bit too garbled to be of much use.

    I think there's a letter squeezed in there between the u and the s, near the end. Looks like an e...
  3. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 6,905   +542

    Are you talking about a captcha here in TechSpot or somewhere else?
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,525

    Can I just add that, I agree, not here at TechSpot though (that I'm aware of), but generally everytime I read these things across the Internet, I tend to refresh to a new image I can actually read! I always wonder how others go too. Some of these "captchas" are just unreadable.
  5. peacefulchaos

    peacefulchaos TS Rookie Posts: 44

    I have the hardest time with these. Maybe my eyes are just bad but I usually go through an average of 5 refreshes.
  6. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,525

    Actually every now and then I do come across "Enter the code in the box to continue"
    And I enter the code and it says, "code invalid" (Hmm)
    So I think to myself, oh must've got it wrong :suspiciou (even though I was about 10cm from the screen reading it)
    So I get the new code and try again, and that also says wrong code :confused: (oh wise guy, hey!)
    I sometimes try about 5 times or more until it accepts the stupid code, always thinking to myself, it's not me I tell you :mad:

    Pretty sure if this happens to me it probably happens to others as well
    Sometimes you're positive the code is right, but it's rejected, maybe it is just me :confused:

    Oh again, I'm not talking about TechSpot's captcha code, as I'm always logged in :p
  7. d1ngess

    d1ngess TS Rookie

    what does that word even mean?
  8. bobcat

    bobcat TechSpot Paladin Posts: 688   +67

    Sometimes it helps if you magnify the screen, e.g. to 200%.

    But the funny thing is that bots or cracking tools can often decipher these better than humans, which defeats the purpose.
  9. Envergure

    Envergure TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 134

    It was on Google Apps login, not TS

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