Friday, January 16, 2015

The Turing Test Gets A Little Easier To Pass

Hey, good news for anybody who might occasionally want to comment on this blog, but who has been entirely too frustrated by the sometimes impossible CAPTCHA tasks.

A couple of people in the last month or so have told me they were able to comment without having to deal with one, which confused me, because I hadn't changed any settings, and hadn't been getting any spam. (And, believe me, the last time I turned the CAPTCHA off, the spam was awful.) Well, here's the explanation!

So since all you have to do now is to click a box, there is no reason not to talk to me. Got anything interesting to say?

9 comments:

  1. Interesting. I have to say, in the past I've always thought you'd have to be a robot to crack half of the CAPTCHAs on this blog. :)

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    1. Yeah, they were awful. Asking you to prove you're a human by giving you a task that's very difficult for humans to do is... not optimal. :)

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    2. Just to prove I wasn't exaggerating, here's one I got at the blog less than a year ago: http://puppetwrangler.tumblr.com/post/80019391580/seriously-who-but-a-robot-could-read-this

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    3. I can read that, but I think it's only from lots of practice at the optometrist's office. :)

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    1. See? That was easy, wasn't it? :)

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  3. It's odd, but I haven't been asked to click any box stating I am not a robot. Is there something that Blogger knows about me that I don't?

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    1. Maybe it knows you're a robot, but thinks you're one of the good ones.

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    2. More seriously, maybe it has something to do with being logged into a google account? I'm not at all sure.

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