Google's reCAPTCHA is Craptcha!!

Google's reCAPTCHA is Craptcha!!

By TrocProcLock | Random Tech News | 23 Oct 2020

Alright guys look it's been a while since I posted but I just have to get this off my chest. Google's recaptcha is utter crap now. I have no idea what happened and maybe it's only me but it is unbearable.


So If you don't know what reCAPTCHA is then I will give you a little detail. Websites put it on their pages as a wall to filter out bots from humans. It's a little button you click and verify you are a human. Now Google has been upgrading it to where you don't need to do stupid proof of human-ness as it does it in the background. That being said some websites (Publish0x included) still use an outdated version where we the user have to pick matching images to prove we are human.

Here is Google's video on version 3 of reCAPTCHA:

Recently CoinPot (the faucet site) has been acting real stupid with it's Multiplier. So I have only been collecting from the faucets each day and changing them into CoinPot tokens and getting my daily CoinPot reward tokens. It's like Proof of Stake if you will. While this has been going on I started to notice reCAPTCHA is getting dumber and dumber. What would usually take me 10-15 seconds to complete a reCAPTCHA is now taking me between 90 and 120 seconds. That's up to 2 minutes to just collect from 1 faucet and they have 7 linked faucets at CoinPot.

Now I want everyone to witness the stupidity of this reCAPTCHA.

I have learned when it asked for Traffic Lights to just pick something quick to get a new picture because I have never gotten a Traffic Light picture correct. Crosswalk ones are also a nightmare. 

I know that someone people are going to say that on the 2nd Crosswalk picture you could have picked the intersection on the left because there is a white line there. But I would argue 2 things: 1) it wouldn't have mattered. 2) To me that is not clearly a crosswalk so much as a stop line for cars to stop at.

What is also annoying the 3rd "crosswalk" image is not a crosswalk. It is the stripped rumble strips on the side of a highway. I know that Google's stupid AI thinks its a crosswalk but it isn't. Or maybe I am way overthinking this and a computer was the one who decided what is what so I have to think like a dumb AI would when looking at the pictures.

Anyone else having these problems? Anyone else wish that more website would use the most up to date version of reCAPTCHA?

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