Ha, I hate getting Captcha’s with upside down letters or with accents and stuff. My com is way too low on mem for me to have five tabs open and then have to open a word processor/another tab to find a letter with a macron or an umlaut.
Then there’s the overlayed words that I can’t make out :I
Ugh. I only figured out a week ago that there was a button that you could click to get a new word. ‘Til then, I just had to get it wrong and try again.
Actually, I figured out that it’ll accept letters without accents over them even if the one onscreen has them. The thing that majorly confused me was what that thing was used for in the first place…
Yeah, it was…I accidently clicked the link the last time I was here, and, basically, it prevents spam. Also, that text that you’re typing? It’s from old documents. By typing it, you help clarify words that a computer can’t read.
Thank God, if I had to type another Captcha, I was going to go on a murderous rampage and track down the creator, when we would presumably have an enormous fight that would destroy all the scenery. Then I’d say something badass before beheading him.
“Why was the Captcha there in the first place? I assumed it was there to keep spambots out.” It was automatically activated when I updated WordPress and it took me a while to figure out how to defeat it in single combat. Captchas are usually used to keep out spambots, but that has not been an issue on SN because my anti-spam plug-in (Akismet) is totally dynamite. SN has had about 22,000 real comments and about 130,000 spam comments. Of those 130,000 comments, only 10 were ever visible to readers because Akismet preemptively blocked them. So, on average, I’ve only had to personally delete ~3 spam comments per year.
Like Whovian noted, a secondary purpose behind this particular captcha is that it helps book-scanners double-check that their books are reading correctly. For example, sometimes scanners will mix up similar-looking words like “clown” and “down.” If the book-scanning software thinks that the word is “clown” but most human captcha users report that the word looks more like “down,” the people running the book-scanning program can double-check the relevant sentence and correct it manually.
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