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Old 04-23-2014, 08:13 PM   #1
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I've been a long time lurker and I finally decided to create an account. I spent 25 minutes trying to get through theimpossible captchas. I was getting so frustrated I even tried to the contact us at the bottom but no.. that too required an impossible captcha.

I finally got lucky and managed to register. I understand the need to fight hackers but there has to be an alternative.
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Old 04-23-2014, 08:33 PM   #2
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I don't recall any problems creating an account. But I did get bombed with emails notifying me of new posts until I figured out how to turn them off.

Regardless, enjoy your stay!
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What kind of captchas did you encounter? I just did a fake registration up to the point of encountering the captcha to see what was being used. I just had a question that needed me to select any answer from a drop down menu, not at all difficult.

Thank you for usung this term, which I had not heard of before. From wikipedia: "A CAPTCHA (an acronym for "Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart") is a type of challenge-response test used in computing to determine whether or not the user is human."

Anyway, welcome!
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"A CAPTCHA... is a type of challenge-response test used in computing to determine whether or not the user is human."
I'm thinking that this site's CAPTCHA is not all that proficient regarding its stated purpose.
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I'm thinking that this site's CAPTCHA is not all that proficient regarding its stated purpose.
Care to provide an example or two?
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What took you so long to get here?
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I signed up pre-CAPTCHA.
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I'm thinking that this site's CAPTCHA is not all that proficient regarding its stated purpose.
Is that your hard drive talking?
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Is that your hard drive talking?
Just happy to see you.
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Just happy to see you.
Excuse me, braumeister, I believe Bestwifeever was talking to me. Geez.

Says redduck: "Bestwifeever, just happy to see you".

I imagine that REWahoo will be showing up (again) anytime now.
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