Your CAPTCHA is virtually unreadable

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Your CAPTCHA is virtually unreadable
Congratulations on making your CAPTCHA almost unreadable to humans, let alone robots. If your aim is to drive away the users of this site, then you are well on your way to achieving this goal :-( Really, it's the worst CAPTCHA I've ever seen, anywhere, period. I had to guess at half of the letters/numbers (of which there are quite a few), such that I'm really amazed that I actually managed to log in at all (after some attempts). And I might simply not bother trying next time. If you have to resort to making it that illegible, then I have a tip for you: Spammers are not using computers running super-complex algorithms to break your CAPTCHA, they are using a far cheaper resource: Underpaid (or possibly even free) human beings. There are very poorly paid people in China/etc whose sole job is to 'solve' hundreds of CAPTCHA per hour. Although if I was a spammer, I'd get it done for free by setting-up an illegal site (offering movies or porn or whatever) and requiring that people solve a CAPTCHA to download something (without them realising they are actually solving the CAPTCHA from a legitimate site such as yours). Rant over! Feel free to ignore my moaning, but I think you risk driving people to other sites. :-(
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I did the same, a few days
I did the same, a few days ago. I made it using the contact form, but essentially I wrote the same rant because of the uber-captcha. Really annoying, this thing...
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same here.. i've sent an
same here.. i've sent an email for this problem a week ago...
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I can't read it either, no
I can't read it either, no matter how hard I try. It's surely the worst CAPTCHA implementation I've ever seen.
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It just took me 2 or 3 days
It just took me 2 or 3 days of trying before getting in. I can understand wanting to keep spammers out. But keeping your legitimate users out as well is not quite ideal.
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How about something that
How about something that works in my primary Amiga browser... IBrowse ! /me runs and hides... ;) PJS
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@all Thank you all for your
@all Thank you all for your remarks. You are totally right that I did a really tough for humans captcha. I changed it trying to make it simpler. Hope it is better now. Hope to see again your feedback.
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Much better now! :-) Ok, it
Much better now! :-) Ok, it might be too easy to be read (by a machine), but at least it will keep the simpler machines out and is human readable again. Well done!
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Yeah I think I tried six
Yeah I think I tried six times in a row once and then gave up. Glad it's better now. :-)
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If you use the login section
If you use the login section on the lower right you don't need a CAPTCHA.
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Actually I did use this and
Actually I did use this and didn't see the CAPTCHA. So I must have been using the upper left or where ever it is. Why are we being punished for where we log in? Seen a bit inconsistent. :-?
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I never met a single website
I never met a single website admin who would try to punish the users/visitors of his site, and I am surely not one of them. It is just our tries to find a good combination of CAPTCHAs and other techniques to keep the spam bots out of the website, so the users will have a better experience when he visits it. If anyone thinks that I tried to punish someone, I am sorry about that. It wasn't my intention.
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Perhaps "punish" was a
Perhaps "punish" was a slightly harsh way to put it. And I possibly felt that way at the time. But I can understand the need to prevent fake accounts and spam from corrupting the site. As a site user they annoy me as well. It's them that make it hard for us.
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Today we did a change on the
Today we did a change on the antispam code and now we use Akismet (akismet.com) for managing the spammers. This gives you totally captcha free access to the website. We hope it will work fine and get rid of those spams. If we have more attacks, until we manage to make the best configuration for os4coding, we hope for your patience.
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Thanks for the update. We'll
Thanks for the update. We'll see how it goes.
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Does anyone have problems
Does anyone have problems with login or other matters with the website? If so, please inform me using the forum, or the contact page. thank you all for your time.
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