Now that explains a lot...



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  • @Anonymouse said:

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     (Description for those who can't see the image for some reason: Sony puts the contents of their captchas in plain text into the page source)

    Yeah, that looks about right for Sony's "security". The moment a company decides it has to roll its own CAPTCHA, WTF is guaranteed to follow.



  • Eh. I think Captcha is mostly useless anyway. If spammers want you, they'll get you.



  •  My still-favorite method is to use a radio control:

    * I am a filthy spambot

    * I am a human



  • I prefer a hidden field that needs to be empty to pass validation.

    This code reeks of bad WYSIWYG editor.



  • @hoodaticus said:

     My still-favorite method is to use a radio control:

    * I am a filthy spambot

    * I am a human

     

    There was an explosion of spambot messages on one site i made (and it didn't use a captcha, because i thought it's too small for spambots to notice and care about), so i made something similar - just added a checkbox that was checked on default, with text "Jsem webový robot" (translates roughly to "I am a web robot"). It stopped the spam completely.

     

    (Offtopic CS weirdness bonus: ever tried Ctrl+Right arrow in wysiwyg? It makes the text cursor to jump to a really weird place.)



  • Even if it wasn't in plain text, the captcha is way too easy to read. They need to flip the 'M's upside down to make the human user think it's a 'W' and make the 'D' look like it could be a zero or an 'O' and then make it totally unusable to those who have red-green color blindness.



  • @hoodaticus said:

     My still-favorite method is to use a radio control:

    * I am a filthy spambot

    * I am a human


    I prefer a slight variant that requires users to also think about it for a bit (and filters out bots that already know how to answer your question): "Which of the following does NOT describe you? ( ) Spambot ( ) Human".



  • @Quietust said:

    @hoodaticus said:

     My still-favorite method is to use a radio control:

    * I am a filthy spambot

    * I am a human

    I prefer a slight variant that requires users to also think about it for a bit (and filters out bots that already know how to answer your question): "Which of the following does NOT describe you? ( ) Spambot ( ) Human".

    But that would mean all dumb persons on the internet won't be able to respond to that and that is like 90% of all traffic



  • @serguey123 said:

    But that would mean all dumb persons on the internet won't be able to respond to that and that is like 90% of all traffic
     

    i always think of a captcha as a way of protecting your site from comments with zero value, really, which means that blocking dumb persons is just another part of it functioning properly



  • @SEMI-HYBRID code said:

    @serguey123 said:

    But that would mean all dumb persons on the internet won't be able to respond to that and that is like 90% of all traffic
     

    i always think of a captcha as a way of protecting your site from comments with zero value, really, which means that blocking dumb persons is just another part of it functioning properly

    Your comment have been deemed unworthy, please remove it

     



  • @serguey123 said:

    Your comment have been deemed unworthy, please remove it
     

    CS registration captcha is obviously faulty, then. please correct it.



  • @SEMI-HYBRID code said:

    CS registration captcha is obviously faulty, then. please correct it.
     

    Yeah, that's been a known issue for years. I checked the main article comments today after having not done so in many months and found there are still people who decide to divulge what their captcha was when posting their comment. I still for the life of me don't know why that's still popular after all these years.


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    Man, I always get that wrong.

     


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