Gobsmacked at how unusable ReCaptcha is

Stuart Wright

Well-known member
Tested our sign up routine today and was horrified at how difficult it was to correctly answer ReCaptcha. Impossible to read one of the two words most of the time.
I think I would rather trust in 1.4's anti spam registration tricks and switch off captcha altogether than use the nightmare that is ReCaptcha.
In the end I installed the slide captcha addon which makes registering easy as it should be.


XenForo moderator
Staff member
I have never used ReCaptcha after seeing how bad it was on numerous other sites.

I just use Q&A, although admittedly my site is much less of a target for spammers than others.
Perhaps they find F1 boring :D

Stuart Wright

Well-known member
They get paid per link they plant, I think, so they care less about what the content of the site is than how popular it is. Might not even care about that if it's being indexed in Google.