Are those 2 your only alternatives? I think there are some other smart anti-spam things like these that will work too. I am talking about equal programs that will not ask you to enter what you see, but you got to write something else. I think i've seen some of them somewhere.
100% behind this no more "office, Lasail" (my captcha this time)
How much more money do you want to make from us?Its not like we have to deal with horrible ads that cause serious system slowdowns ... oh wait.
I like recaptcha.Why?This is why.
I'm with the nay crowd. The reCAPTCHA system really is one of the best, with good intentions behind it (actual OCR of old books). Two words is really no pain whatsoever, halts spam and if for some reason you can't read it, there's a button right there to change it. The advertisement one causes a lot of people (myself included) feel like a shill for the advertisement agencies, increases unnecessary time spent on the CAPTCHA and has a chance of spammers figuring out the companies' pictures, which I assume there'll be a limited number of, and increasing spam as a result.Just my 2 cents.
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I like the idea, but like it was said I don't wanna watch ads.
Honestly, the reCAPTCHA works just fine - if you allow the server to remember the other fields if the CAPTCHA fails for any reason, then it is simple enough to try again with a different image. I would feel like the CAPTCHA was more advertising using a tagline/slogan model.
How about a system that displays 3, 4 or 5 words and the user have to type in the word that isn't the same color as the others and/or is capitalized?For example: hello cheeze HEY whatUser would type "hey" as it's red and capitalized.I don't know, just something I thought up right now and thought I'd post it...
Another option would be a human readable database of questions and answers. Perhaps an image, and asking what that image is. Or even questions like "What is 1+1" or "What is the 3rd word on our about us page" things like that would work as well. Unfortunately far to many people on the internet use ad blockers, because they seem to think they invade their space and the intertubes should be free. These people may not get the captcha images.Heck, even questions based on WoW items "What are the stats on this item" would be good. The data is already there afterall!-Hamma
From what it looks like, it's just a static image which I'm fine with. I'd rather type in an easy to slogan than a bunch of gibberish, or worry about having to reload a captcha just to read it. That said, I don't have to worry about it regardless...since I'm premium :D But yeah, if Wowhead can make a bit of money to keep the content team paid with zero inconvenience to me, why not? In fact, how many companies actually ask the community first before doing something like this?
What are these CAPTCHA's you speak of.
will adblock or anything of the type make the captcha unreadable?