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Gobsmacked at how unusable ReCaptcha is

Discussion in 'Forum Management' started by Stuart Wright, Nov 18, 2014.

  1. Stuart Wright

    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.
    Anthony Parsons and Alfa1 like this.
  2. Brogan

    Brogan 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
  3. Stuart Wright

    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.
  4. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

  5. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Have you looked at the new Captcha options that were introduced in 1.4?

    Solve Media is used here:

  6. Stuart Wright

    Stuart Wright Well-Known Member

    I quite like keycaptcha as well, but slide captcha beats them all for ease of use IMO.
  7. Alfa1

    Alfa1 Well-Known Member

    I never use any form of captha on my sites.
  8. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

    I only ever get 3-4 numbers now with ReCaptcha so I never have problems solving it.
  9. petertdavis

    petertdavis Well-Known Member

    I don't think any of the captchas make a bit of difference against the spammers.
  10. RoldanLT

    RoldanLT Well-Known Member

    Use Custom QA specific to your forum.
    tajhay likes this.
  11. tajhay

    tajhay Well-Known Member

    Custom Q&A beats all the captchas with ease.
  12. Anthony Parsons

    Anthony Parsons Well-Known Member

    Keycapthca has been my choice for years... and upgraded to puzzle makes it nice and simple for humans to solve.

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