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Pinkanator said:
Far as I can tell, at the moment, you do, sadly.
Welll... better than bots swamping the comments I guess.

But 9 to 1 odds they start replying to threads on this forum, which will necessitate a captcha system here as well, which will annoy members to no end.
Allister said:
Welll... better than bots swamping the comments I guess.

But 9 to 1 odds they start replying to threads on this forum, which will necessitate a captcha system here as well, which will annoy members to no end.
Yeah... Would be far better if the CAPTCHA was required for actually creating an account. Not sure if that's done already, or even an option (considering the unmaintained state of the Booru software we're running on)...
Okay I don't mind clicking a checkbox, but having to pick out several images is going too far! Those are a pain in the ass and half the time you can't clearly see the images!
Not as bad as some I remember where you had to type in the letters, but they would put them in really bad fonts and on a terrible background so you couldn't tell what the letters wore. My worst recollection was one where the instruction was "Type only the letters with cats on them." Which of course you couldn't see cats on any of them and I think a few were actually screwed over because lower case 'e' does not take much to become an 'o' or and 8.
I don't really mind the Captcha for when you want to comment, but is it absolutely necessary to have each opened tab automatically scrolled down to it ?
TheMadPrince said:
I don't really mind the Captcha for when you want to comment, but is it absolutely necessary to have each opened tab automatically scrolled down to it ?
I'm unable to reproduce your issue with Firefox, IE, Edge, or Chrome. Try temporarily disabling your browser's addons, maybe one of them is responsible.

If that fixes it, re-enable your addons one by one until you find the culprit. If that doesn't fix it, I would report your issue to the site admin, Slayerduck.
bugmenot said:
I'm unable to reproduce your issue with Firefox, IE, Edge, or Chrome. Try temporarily disabling your browser's addons, maybe one of them is responsible.

If that fixes it, re-enable your addons one by one until you find the culprit. If that doesn't fix it, I would report your issue to the site admin, Slayerduck.
Hmm... I'm on Opera, maybe that browser bugs out for some reason. I'll try on another one.
Okay the audio captcha is a really stupid idea. Think about your audience and think what might happen if they have their speakers on.

Viewing porn especially hypno porn is like operating a stealth submarine. Run silent. Run deep.
I don't know what the deal is with these more evolved captchas, but I do think if it takes me more time to validate my post than it does to write it, the system may have a flaw.

Have we thought about an IP ban yet?
Sir_Lurksalaot said:
I don't know what the deal is with these more evolved captchas, but I do think if it takes me more time to validate my post than it does to write it, the system may have a flaw.

Have we thought about an IP ban yet?
It won't work if its a different ip everytime
that's how the first bot worked.
Argonis said:
It won't work if its a different ip everytime
that's how the first bot worked.
Yup each account had 5 IPs and it would just keep making more of them.

Trust me as the first one to catch the bot in the beginning stages I IP banned it several times before the others were even on to do anything.

This is the only way to prevent it.
Don't know what you guys mean by "evolved" captcha, i still just have to check a box and it's good.
Pinkanator said:
Don't know what you guys mean by "evolved" captcha, i still just have to check a box and it's good.
Same
Pinkanator said:
Don't know what you guys mean by "evolved" captcha, i still just have to check a box and it's good.
Every once in awhile, it'll make me click on all the boxes with street signs and it'll take like 10 times before it actually lets me through.

That only happened once so far though, mostly it's ok.
"Please click all the squares with street signs."

"Please watch the following video."

"Just relax..."

.......

"You want to prove you're not a robot, right? Yes... yes you do... Speak into your computer's microphone and tell us you want to prove that you're a human."

"Good girl. Keep watching the video and tell us again."

"Good girl... Now keep watching the video..."

"Do you have a webcam?"

"Good. Robots can't show us that they're human. Turn on your webcam, take off your clothes, and show us how human you really are."

"Goooood girl... Captcha verified!"
Allister said:
"Please click all the squares with street signs."

"Please watch the following video."

"Just relax..."

.......

"You want to prove you're not a robot, right? Yes... yes you do... Speak into your computer's microphone and tell us you want to prove that you're a human."

"Good girl. Keep watching the video and tell us again."

"Good girl... Now keep watching the video..."

"Do you have a webcam?"

"Good. Robots can't show us that they're human. Turn on your webcam, take off your clothes, and show us how human you really are."

"Goooood girl... Captcha verified!"
Diabolical
Allister said:
"Please click all the squares with street signs."

"Please watch the following video."

"Just relax..."

.......

"You want to prove you're not a robot, right? Yes... yes you do... Speak into your computer's microphone and tell us you want to prove that you're a human."

"Good girl. Keep watching the video and tell us again."

"Good girl... Now keep watching the video..."

"Do you have a webcam?"

"Good. Robots can't show us that they're human. Turn on your webcam, take off your clothes, and show us how human you really are."

"Goooood girl... Captcha verified!"
instruction not clear enough, got stuck in the microwave
Allister said:
"Please click all the squares with street signs."

"Please watch the following video."

"Just relax..."

.......

"You want to prove you're not a robot, right? Yes... yes you do... Speak into your computer's microphone and tell us you want to prove that you're a human."

"Good girl. Keep watching the video and tell us again."

"Good girl... Now keep watching the video..."

"Do you have a webcam?"

"Good. Robots can't show us that they're human. Turn on your webcam, take off your clothes, and show us how human you really are."

"Goooood girl... Captcha verified!"
Then they go off and tell everybody how they think captchas are wonderful.
Something something, that one john mulaney bit
Allister said:
Okay the audio captcha is a really stupid idea. Think about your audience and think what might happen if they have their speakers on.

Viewing porn especially hypno porn is like operating a stealth submarine. Run silent. Run deep.
It also tells Google about your fetishes, which they can link to your IRL identity with Google magic and then do whatever they want with that data under the reCAPTCHA widget's privacy policy. Something to think about if you ever want to work in Silicon Valley... or if Google ever decides to start a background check service.

Pinkanator said:
Don't know what you guys mean by "evolved" captcha, i still just have to check a box and it's good.
Sophia said:
Same
This is because Google knows who you are as a person. That's all the "invisible CAPTCHA" does in most cases, it looks up your Google cookies and sees if they correspond to one of the dossiers in Google's database. If not, it punishes you with the self-driving car classification puzzles.

Imasuky said:
This is the only way to prevent it.
This is incorrect. A few ideas off the top of my head:
- Prevent new users from commenting unless they do something that a bot wouldn't be programmed to do (e.g. PM a dummy user)
- Do they use an especially weird user agent? If so, you can block that at the server layer
- Add a hidden "negative CAPTCHA" input that trashes the comment/user if it's filled by a clueless bot that thinks it's a subject line or similar
- Use an open-source CAPTCHA gem for Ruby
- Hack in your own basic challenge-response CAPTCHA that asks questions only a hub user would know the answer to (the /tg/ wiki uses this and it's more effective than any of the reCAPTCHA boosters would admit to because it practically requires a human to manually program in the correct answers to defeat it)

Stopping spam does not automatically mean giving Google the ability to do as it pleases with your users.
PhaseTwo said:

This is because Google knows who you are as a person. That's all the "invisible CAPTCHA" does in most cases, it looks up your Google cookies and sees if they correspond to one of the dossiers in Google's database. If not, it punishes you with the self-driving car classification puzzles.
And I counter with the fact that I use NoScript to block Google Analytics, and while I do have a Google Account it's under a fake name.

But otherwise you make some very, very good points.
PhaseTwo said:
It also tells Google about your fetishes, which they can link to your IRL identity with Google magic and then do whatever they want with that data under the reCAPTCHA widget's privacy policy. Something to think about if you ever want to work in Silicon Valley... or if Google ever decides to start a background check service.

This is because Google knows who you are as a person. That's all the "invisible CAPTCHA" does in most cases, it looks up your Google cookies and sees if they correspond to one of the dossiers in Google's database. If not, it punishes you with the self-driving car classification puzzles.

This is incorrect. A few ideas off the top of my head:
- Prevent new users from commenting unless they do something that a bot wouldn't be programmed to do (e.g. PM a dummy user)
- Do they use an especially weird user agent? If so, you can block that at the server layer
- Add a hidden "negative CAPTCHA" input that trashes the comment/user if it's filled by a clueless bot that thinks it's a subject line or similar
- Use an open-source CAPTCHA gem for Ruby
- Hack in your own basic challenge-response CAPTCHA that asks questions only a hub user would know the answer to (the /tg/ wiki uses this and it's more effective than any of the reCAPTCHA boosters would admit to because it practically requires a human to manually program in the correct answers to defeat it)

Stopping spam does not automatically mean giving Google the ability to do as it pleases with your users.
Is it hard to sleep at night knowing that Google is under your bed and in your closet?
Mindwipe said:
Is it hard to sleep at night knowing that Google is under your bed and in your closet?
He makes some good points.
The CAPTCHA box just disappeared on me, and without that I can't comment on images.

I don't have a script blocker or adblock (I disabled for this site), so those can't be it.
NamesAreForTheWeak said:
The CAPTCHA box just disappeared on me, and without that I can't comment on images.

I don't have a script blocker or adblock (I disabled for this site), so those can't be it.
I still see it, and still need to click it to comment...
NamesAreForTheWeak said:
The CAPTCHA box just disappeared on me, and without that I can't comment on images.

I don't have a script blocker or adblock (I disabled for this site), so those can't be it.
You using Safari? Captcha occasionally has issues with Safari IIRC (at least for the software I help-desk for at work)
Mindwipe said:
Is it hard to sleep at night knowing that Google is under your bed and in your closet?
Why are you such an apologist for all the worst aspects of the world?
Ogodei-Khan said:
You using Safari? Captcha occasionally has issues with Safari IIRC (at least for the software I help-desk for at work)
Nope, Firefox.

EDIT: Fun, fun, fun. Enabling "Do Not Track" in my browser makes Google's CAPTCHA system disappear. Google anything being a privacy nightmare is nothing new, but I'd rather not give them my porn habits... Is there an alternative?
NamesAreForTheWeak said:

Is there an alternative?
There is. It was discussed earlier in this thread.