Better CAPTCHA on MAKE

Better CAPTCHA on MAKE

Make Pt0743
We’ve updated the CAPTCHA (code you type to prove you’re a human when you comment on MAKE) – there were a few complaints so we hope this one is a little better.

14 thoughts on “Better CAPTCHA on MAKE

  1. paolo says:

    Wow, thanks :) never thought it would actually happen.

    While were at it, for some reason, the make: blog shuts down every browser on my osx86 machine, I can get around that by using Rosetta but it’s really slow. Am I the only one getting problems with make and osx ?

  2. Tim says:

    Ummm… Isn’t captcha supposed to be difficult/impossible to read by machine? I see no effort whatsoever to obscure the characters. What am I missing?

  3. Darren Kitchen says:

    Looks easy to OCR but then again if the question was “Type the characters you see in the picture above BACKWARDS” or “Type all the characters EXCEPT THE NUMBERS you see in the picture above” you might just have an easy to read anti-spam solution…

    …for a while

  4. D says:

    reverse psychology i see said the blind mine pissin into the wind….

  5. D says:

    blind man…. err wish u could edit your post for a short time, please

  6. Jenny says:

    So if you updated the captcha, why not use:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ReCAPTCHA

    Knowing I’m helping digitize stuff makes me actually enjoy entering the captcha instead of being mildly annoyed.

    Also, you should update your version of open id for logins. Yahoo open id is using a more current version and won’t work for logging in to Make.

  7. Volkemon says:

    @ Tim…maybe the fuzzy edges make ocr difficult…

    Glad that the system is being reformed. It was frustrating entering the code 3-5 times, and never really knowing what you did wrong.

    Thanks MAKE!

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