removing captchas
im getting sick of solving 4 captchas this fucking slow just to put up one comment. it doesnt stop bots anyway.

so. my suggestion. if your account has been on the hub for over 1-2 years, you dont need to solve captchas. it doesnt make sense since you dont need to do them for forum posts
crazyman said:
im getting sick of solving 4 captchas this fucking slow just to put up one comment. it doesnt stop bots anyway.

so. my suggestion. if your account has been on the hub for over 1-2 years, you dont need to solve captchas. it doesnt make sense since you dont need to do them for forum posts
How easy or hard would it be to filter who needs to use captchas?
bullet said:
How easy or hard would it be to filter who needs to use captchas?
well we all have an account creation date, so you might be able to set it so that if an account's creation date => 2 years ago today, captcha is removed
Bro, look at it this way, the current captcha lets slip a bot every couple of days or so.

When we didn't have it, the bots were swarming every SECOND
Pinkanator said:
Bro, look at it this way, the current captcha lets slip a bot every couple of days or so.

When we didn't have it, the bots were swarming every SECOND
i said for old accounts. im pretty sure with how obvious they are based on their names, they'd be found out and banned before the 1-2 year wait is over
bullet said:
How easy or hard would it be to filter who needs to use captchas?
It isn't that easy, because people with the right intentions do the same thing as the spammer: posting a comment. The content of that comment differs.

Of course you could track each member and if he visits pages or puts comments too fast (when is that even?) you could detect the dumbest spambots. A smarter spambot makes intervals before navigating a page, like it's reading the content at human speed.

About the "How long are you registered here"-limit: What if a (very desperate) spammer registers an account now, but till 2 years he puts it in "sleeper"-mode and does nothing with it till the spam account is 2 years old. Limit defeated.

About the defeats of the captchas: I doubt a spambot solves them by itself. It could also "forward" them to other, more dubious sites where visitors solve that captcha to get whatever from that site, while they didn't know that they just helped a spambot. At least I've heard of such practice and I won't be suprised such method is applied for defeating comment captchas.

And yes, it's fucking slow. Given the content of the puzzle, I wonder even if we aren't a part of the so-called AI for Google's self-driving cars.

Furthermore, I won't be surprised if -apart from the spamming- the captchas were put on the comments to demotivate participation of debates.
honestly these bots are being run so badly A: they'd still try to spam before the 2 years and B: by the time of the 2 years being done, if they were left alone that long, that would be suspicious that they did nothing for 2 years
What you need to do is appear more human to the captcha. If you're repeatedly getting the "puzzles", then you're too robotic with your mouse.
Anon_3.141 said:
What you need to do is appear more human to the captcha. If you're repeatedly getting the "puzzles", then you're too robotic with your mouse.
I recall the sensibility of your mouse (e.g. the amount DPI) has indeed something to do with the captchas.
Anon_3.141 said:
What you need to do is appear more human to the captcha. If you're repeatedly getting the "puzzles", then you're too robotic with your mouse.
thats like being criticized for jumping away from a bullet because you were too fast. everyone solves these things at different speeds.

MaDrow said:
I recall the sensibility of your mouse (e.g. the amount DPI) has indeed something to do with the captchas.
my mouse sensitivity is just a bit above default
crazyman said:
thats like being criticized for jumping away from a bullet because you were too fast. everyone solves these things at different speeds.

my mouse sensitivity is just a bit above default
Game mouses have usually a bigger sensitivity which requires less moment of the mouse to move the pointer. (Prevents RSI and improves enjoyment of gaming).

Try to switch it to a less sensitive mode or reset the sensitivity of the mouse to the defaults, or enjoy captcha hell. Yes, that sucks. Blame Google.

Another way is to use Google Chrome with all telemetry and other components to let Google spy on you enabled. It's a public secret that Google uses it's webservices to lure more users to Chrome by frustrating non-Chrome users due making their webservices (YouTube, Gmail, ReCaptcha...) less functional and fast on non-Chrome browsers,
Anon_3.141 said:
What you need to do is appear more human to the captcha. If you're repeatedly getting the "puzzles", then you're too robotic with your mouse.
MaDrow said:
I recall the sensibility of your mouse (e.g. the amount DPI) has indeed something to do with the captchas.
they might have a point, I'm not getting picture captchas, mine are simple click a box captcha

I just have to click a checkmark box to prove I'm not a bot

dunno what the difference between us is
godzillahomer said:
they might have a point, I'm not getting picture captchas, mine are simple click a box captcha

I just have to click a checkmark box to prove I'm not a bot

dunno what the difference between us is
It's sort of random I get both.

And yeah this affects everyone even mods and I hate it but I hate the bots more...such a pain to have to remove so many comments in a row.
godzillahomer said:
they might have a point, I'm not getting picture captchas, mine are simple click a box captcha

I just have to click a checkmark box to prove I'm not a bot

dunno what the difference between us is
for me on like 90% of other sites its just the box
not this one
crazyman said:
for me on like 90% of other sites its just the box
not this one
Ive noticed when i go on this site first time in day a casino add pops up all the time so i have to close the tab and reenter the site adress its frustrating
foffyoul5 said:
Ive noticed when i go on this site first time in day a casino add pops up all the time so i have to close the tab and reenter the site adress its frustrating
sadly to get ad money, sites like this have to turn to shadier places