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 Post subject: Re: Gerry (previously known as Maeve)
PostPosted: 12 Jun 2014, 13:08 
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Hi Gerry! I'm a new girl here, so you won't have met me before (unless you're on Girlsown too).

Re captchas, I couldn't believe that I actually succeeded my first try! I had only typed in what I thought I saw, but was highly doubtful of the result. Just lucky, I guess! :)

Being partially sighted, I find it especially difficult to get past visual captchas. But there are other options (this is a tip to whoever set up the website!); options that will not exclude anyone, but still keep off the spambots.

For instance, have numbers 1 to 5 in a row, and ask the applier (supplicant?) to type in the middle digit. Or if you want to be less predictable, have random numbers, and still ask for the middle one, or the third to the right, or what have you.

Anyone who understands written instructions should be able to get past this captcha and access the site!

Just a thought.

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 Post subject: Re: Gerry (previously known as Maeve)
PostPosted: 12 Jun 2014, 15:48 
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Kait wrote:
For instance, have numbers 1 to 5 in a row, and ask the applier (supplicant?) to type in the middle digit. Or if you want to be less predictable, have random numbers, and still ask for the middle one, or the third to the right, or what have you.


There was one like that when I joined, but nothing's keeping out all of the spambots and I'm not sure if we're going to go higher than that (which is a shame because further measures on other sites don't seem to stop people registering). Lots of CAPTCHAs have an audio version, I'm sure at least reCAPTCHA does, that might be an option? *looks at site-keepers*

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 Post subject: Re: Gerry (previously known as Maeve)
PostPosted: 13 Jun 2014, 11:09 
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I tried an audio version of a captcha. It was useless. You couldn't hear a thing!
So if a visual captcha is tried out, the audio should be checked too.

Oh well. I'm here, and I'm staying logged in as long as I can.

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 Post subject: Re: Gerry (previously known as Maeve)
PostPosted: 13 Jun 2014, 11:23 
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Hi Gerry and welcome back. :D


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