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Phil Robinson

The EXTREMELY unwelcome return of Captcha

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For a long time now I've able to log into Alamy and the forum without the irritation of Capture asking me to identify a small part of a hill or guess what percentage of a car actually counts as a 'vehicle'.

But it is back, with a vengeance. Have I just been lucky, then unlucky, or is it the same for everyone?

If it worked, it wouldn't be nearly so bad but having to decide whether the corner of a traffic light without any lights counts as a traffic light or whether a brick might be part of a shopfront is extremely irritating. 

If our forum is really so secretive we need a security system for logging in:

a  why is it only used sometimes and

b  can we please have one that do what it expects us to be able to do?

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CAPTCHA is an on-again, off-again thing for me. It has never disappeared totally, though.

 

My nemesis is 'storefronts'. B)

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1 minute ago, John Mitchell said:

CAPTCHA is an on-again, off-again thing for me. It has never disappeared totally, though.

 

My nemesis is 'storefronts'. B)

 

My dealings with CAPTCHA is the same as John’s....on-again, off-again and hates those storefronts!

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6 minutes ago, Michael Ventura said:

 

My dealings with CAPTCHA is the same as John’s....on-again, off-again and hates those storefronts!

 

Glad to hear I'm not alone. I'd be much better at spotting unicorns. Why can't we have some of those?

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Seems to only happen when I switch between iPad and desktop. If I stay on one platform it stays away.

 

Agree on the storefronts etc. They really are depressingly bad images 😢

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NINE STUPID CAPTCHA GRIDS to get in here.

All vehicles, buses and traffic lights.

Alamy, can we PLEASE have a guide on what percentage of a square constitutes "containing".

 

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Hate the things.  My particular gripe is the one where you have to keep on clicking until there are no more (e.g.) cars or buses.  My record for trying to get into an Alamy captcha is 21 clicks, by which time I had lost the will to live.  I wish they would come up with a cookie or something that has the effect of limiting captchas to no more than, say, one per day for any particular site: I have had to endure multiple captchas when I have logged into Alamy several times even within a relatively short time, which increases the frustrations. 

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I totally agree, if I have more than one grid I go elsewhere.

 

I am also irritated by constantly (every time I swap forum)  being asked if I want to let Alamy send notifications, I want a NOT EVER button not just Not Now!

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Maybe it is just beginners luck but I have had none of the above. Maybe it is because I have a fixed IP so it does not look like it is a new device every now and then?

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I got bridges just now lol 

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Mostly traffic lights and shop fronts.

 

One that comes up occasionally I was pleased of. It seems the system is US based and "Crosswalk" came up for pedestrian crossing so I put that keyword in any images of mine containing a pedestrian crossing.

 

Allan

 

 

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On ‎26‎/‎11‎/‎2018 at 22:05, John Mitchell said:

 

Glad to hear I'm not alone. I'd be much better at spotting unicorns. Why can't we have some of those?

Apparently Devon has loads of those rampaging around.:)

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2 hours ago, aphperspective said:

Apparently Devon has loads of those rampaging around.:)

 

A sign of the times, it seems...

 

P.S. My mother was from Devon, but I can't remember her ever mentioning seeing unicorns in her day.

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