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    • gizmobenny
    • By gizmobenny 1st Apr 17, 5:15 PM
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    Picture captchas !
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    • 1st Apr 17, 5:15 PM
    Picture captchas ! 1st Apr 17 at 5:15 PM
    These picture captchas are getting weirder . I just had one which asked me to tick all the hamsters ? Except there weren't any. Only a rabbit, a squirrel, a chinchilla and some other furry creature.. It only let me enter when I had ticked all those !
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    • hdh74
    • By hdh74 15th May 17, 2:14 PM
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    Just had one of those that keeps renewing the pic until there are no more cars left. It went on and on for about 10 minutes, and it is so slow. Finally got the last one and it decided to start all over again with something else. Gave it up. Sod it. Prize wasn't worth the effort.
    • MaineBlue
    • By MaineBlue 16th May 17, 5:22 PM
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    MaineBlue
    Just had one of those that keeps renewing the pic until there are no more cars left. It went on and on for about 10 minutes, and it is so slow. Finally got the last one and it decided to start all over again with something else. Gave it up. Sod it. Prize wasn't worth the effort.
    Originally posted by hdh74
    They just don't work.
    If I get one of them types I hit 'Refresh' until I get one which doesn't require 'until there are none left'
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    • booklover500
    • By booklover500 17th May 17, 12:53 PM
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    I get so fed up with them - I had a similar thing going on and on with cars and another with petrol stations - they are a pain in the a**e!
    • Enigmatic Me
    • By Enigmatic Me 18th May 17, 10:45 AM
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    Oh my they are really bad today. Has anyone who emailed received any reply?

    Despite thinking I am getting them through I then get a message with "sorry captcha error" or "failed human check"
    The best things in life are free.....
    • Blulu
    • By Blulu 21st May 17, 5:24 PM
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    Oh well, back to the drawing board. Also, if I try the voice ReCaptcha it tells me We are sorry but your computer may be sending automated queries....
    Ive contacted ReCaptcha (you can email them on security-help@recaptcha.net)
    Explain what the problem is you are experiencing and also include your IP address and Browser.
    I imagine we may get a reply never.
    Originally posted by MaineBlue
    Favour: folks, can we try a little 'people power' and bombard them with emails? I've just emailed again, for at least the third time. I told them that if they replied, I would pass it on to others in my forum, and that this would probably mean them getting fewer emails.

    Is there anywhere else we could complain to, do you think? Like ASA?

    Thanks guys

    Blu X
    I remind myself every morning: Nothing I say this day will teach me anything. So if I'm going to learn, I must do it by listening - Larry King
    • aspella
    • By aspella 21st May 17, 5:58 PM
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    aspella

    Is there anywhere else we could complain to, do you think? Like ASA?

    Thanks guys

    Blu X
    Originally posted by Blulu
    You could try contacting websites that are using these picture captchas on entry forms and make them aware of the issue. You never know the website might be prepared to remove them.
    • mjm3346
    • By mjm3346 21st May 17, 6:12 PM
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    mjm3346

    Is there anywhere else we could complain to, do you think? Like ASA?

    Thanks guys

    Blu X
    Originally posted by Blulu
    Probably nothing to do with the ASA.

    It reflects badly on the sites using them (accessibility for a start) so it might be worth sending complaining e-mails to the sites involved as well as google.

    (It's not on comp sites that it annoys me most as I can just not bother with them but they are on used on login pages on some other sites I use and it's a right pain on those).


    I checked to see if sites paid to use them - appears they don't - that would have added a bit of pressure to the complaints if sites were paying for a service and not getting it - and google might do something if it was going to cost them money rather than just hinder their plans for world domination.
    Last edited by mjm3346; 21-05-2017 at 6:19 PM.
    • Enigmatic Me
    • By Enigmatic Me 21st May 17, 6:54 PM
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    I contacted Forth Radio on Thursday after a nightmare of trying to get 30 entries through. I did receive a speedy reply back thanking me for bringing this up and he would refer it to their Tech Team although he did say they were tried before the comp are posted. Took me an absolute age to get my entries through last week.

    Likewise the Express, Star etc are also proving quite difficult to get through as well.
    The best things in life are free.....
    • Blulu
    • By Blulu 23rd May 17, 9:33 PM
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    Blulu
    Today the captchas are fine again for me. Hope they stay that way.

    Blu X
    I remind myself every morning: Nothing I say this day will teach me anything. So if I'm going to learn, I must do it by listening - Larry King
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