Agreed. I love the reCAPTCHA project for the brilliant stroke of crowdsourcing that it is but it seems like I'm having more and more trouble figuring out what both words are. Perhaps they're running out of easy scans or maybe I'm just getting dumber. I've been pushing clients towards simple questions or using an input hidden with css (not type=hidden) that should return empty. needs strong messaging in place for users without css on (screen readers, old cell phones) to leave it blank. They both work great and makes for a more pleasant ux. http://haacked.com/archive/2007/09/11/honeypot-captcha.aspx On Fri, Aug 7, 2009 at 8:26 AM, Barney Carroll<barney.carroll at gmail.com> wrote: > reCAPTCHA often gives me grief — I often end up in the same situation as > Stephen. And each time, I'm wondering why it is that these words have to be > so obscurely distorted to evade automated recognition, yet I can't find any > decent free OCR software to operate on screen caps. > > > Regards, > Barney Carroll > > barney.carroll at gmail.com > 07594 506 381 > > > 2009/8/7 Stephen Rider <evolt_org at striderweb.com> > >> >> On Jun 10, 2009, at 10:16 AM, steven streight wrote: >> >> > As we all know, you often have to retype CAPTCHA characters, as many >> > as 5 times in some cases I recall, until you get them right. Those >> > letters or numbers are all twisty curvey and very hard to read. >> >> I recommend reCAPTCHA. By definition it's text computers have trouble >> reading, but I've never (okay, very rarely) had trouble figuring out >> what the word or text is. (And my eyesight ain't so good): >> >> http://recaptcha.net/ >> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ReCAPTCHA >> >> Stephen >> -- >> >> * * Please support the community that supports you. * * >> http://evolt.org/help_support_evolt/ >> >> For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester >> and archives of thelist go to: http://lists.evolt.org >> Workers of the Web, evolt ! >> > -- > > * * Please support the community that supports you. * * > http://evolt.org/help_support_evolt/ > > For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester > and archives of thelist go to: http://lists.evolt.org > Workers of the Web, evolt !