Rant Mondays: Captchas [2#]

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by wisepsn, Jun 23, 2013.


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    Want to know something that is a pain about voting for EMC? Captcha's. And there is a lot of it. It comes to the AZSDF kind of captchas to the captchas you can't even understand! *cough planet minecraft cough* Captcha's are just the worse! I mean yeah sure, it stops botters and hackers from automatically voting, but when the captcha's are just hard to understand and type, you get furious. And then you see the computer laugh at you when you are getting every single letter wrong, laughing at you waisting time. I mean, I get the botting part. But botters are not super IQ robots that can take hard captchas, so why in the world do they need a hard captcha. Do I look like a darn robot?
    Ah, it pains me so much. I could have saved a whopping 2 hours if I didn't need to deal with captcha's. And can you BELIEVE that they are trying to make captcha's with ADVERTISEMENTS? Are you kidding me? Especially with those really annoying video ads that make you type in the NAME of the advertisement. It already is a pain, it doesn't need to be harder than what it is. The only captcha's I like are the one with games and the pictures, because those exactly have some kind of knowledge.
    I hate when captcha's have that super hard thing to see and you get it wrong on PMC. PMC captcha's are truly the worse, and I think they should change their whole thinking process. I believe sometimes they make it so hard so you will just waist your time and wander around the site. And don't even get me STARTED on those hard to hear sound captcha's.


    What rant should I do next? Vote in the poll!
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    Next, I'd prefer if you did a rant on Fanboys and Fangirls in a fandom. Some are crazier than others....
  3. Bots typically have Optical Character Recognition (OCR). If it was as simple to read as this text, the bot could easily pick up the required word, and that's why you need the grids and the PMC style captchas and all that. I don't like them either, but they are needed. Server sites would be worthless without CAPTCHAs.
  4. But those super hard captcha's are REALLY not needed. It seems that PMC has the hardest ones. If I had a nickel for every time I messed up on Planet Minecraft...
  5. .....You'd probably have a couple of nickels.
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  6. I hate text ones the most.
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    That's why i never vote on PMC!
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  8. An interesting fact cddm95ace and I were told in our engineering class is that many captchas are used to transcribe physical written texts into digital text. By crowd-sourcing the identification of hand written or printed words, books not currently digitally transcribed are able to quickly and efficiently be "translated" into digital text. These words are generally the first of the two words in captchas and are usually the easiest to identify. For example, there's the first word, which appears in legible text, then the second, which is often wildly italicized with the letters mashed together in an infuriating mass. One day while voting on EMC, cddm95ace and I decided to test the "translation" theory by misspelling the first word, or the one not yet digitally transcribed. The computer didn't catch the mistake and the vote went through.

    While many newer captchas are simply meant to deter bots, some do serve a purpose. Now, if somebody were to post such information on reddit, hundreds of books could be mis-interpreted by computers. :D
  9. Agreed! I like the picture ones though...
    The planet minecraft ones are the worst ugghhhh
  10. Bump for the rants. :D
  11. I agree, PMC's CAPATCHA's are by far the worst! I always get them wrong because I miss count or don't see something. I generally think PMC is just a really bad site, the software they use is awful. I often question myself is to why they are so popular?
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  12. I tried the same thing, it worked. But of course PMC are butt hurts and it didn't work, lol.
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  13. Only because so many people use it already...
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  14. I've seen something like this before.. I was just like..
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  15. bump
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  16. Next Rant Mondays next week! (not tomorrow)! Make sure you tune in July for the new rant mondays for July! I won't be on at all this entire week due to camp. Bye! :D
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  17. Jim you made me waste 30 mins of my wonderful lifetime.
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