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Mean Captcha

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

Wednesday, January 2, 2008
16 years ago4,046 views

(Sent in by Philippe Charles, who says he had to unlock his Google account after he required the password reminder too often. "Going back to Google Talk Client, I entered the new password and I got that ... That's pretty funny but I can't go on and have to wait...")

Martin Porcheron [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

I've had this numerous times, including on the "We think you're a robot" page, its incredibly annoying not being about to use Google search when the issue occurs – mainly because I end up using Yahoo! which never seems as relevant for me.

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

Weird.. o_O

Haochi [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

Shouldn't they be having the "Click to get a new CAPTCHA" button?

Zim [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

[put at-character here]Haochi: The next image would be "Please, don't bother, just enter the letters and unlock your miserable account!" (or similar)

DPic [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

Won't there come a time soon that captchas won't be very effective? What are good alternatives to captchas? GPG (PGP) FTW!

Rohit Srivastwa [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

[put at-character here]zim: or may be "Don't you understand English, we said we are unable (or not in mood) to handle your request"

Avrohom Eliezer Friedman (AEF) [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

I had this a few days ago setting up a new clients Google Apps acount. I not sure – but I think I just closed it an reopened it and it gave me a good captcha.

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