(Problem) Math captcha ambiguous

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Offline Silvus

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« on: October 30, 2018, 09:07:35 PM »
I'm honestly sorry to make my first post a complaint, anyways:

I was unable to create an account because I misunderstood the captcha "What is the square root of one hunderd plus twelve?" I thought of it as \( \sqrt{100 + 12} \) which does not really make sense - it is \( \sqrt{100} + 12 \). And even that has its problems: Entering "twentytwo" does not work - it requires "twenty two". I'm just glad it's not rate limited...

This might seem obvious in hindsight - but sadly isn't.

Offline 3DickUlus

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« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2018, 02:43:07 AM »
thanks for posting the answer  :(  now I'll have to come up with another one  :tease:

your human brain did figure it out and, hopefully, you didn't need a calculator, the thing is: bots don't have brains and can only use a calculator, if it's too easy then it's just a nuisance and serves no purpose in helping keep bots from creating accounts.

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Offline Caleidoscope

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« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2018, 01:52:45 PM »
thanks for posting the answer  :(  now I'll have to come up with another one  :tease:

your human brain did figure it out and, hopefully, you didn't need a calculator, the thing is: bots don't have brains and can only use a calculator, if it's too easy then it's just a nuisance and serves no purpose in helping keep bots from creating accounts.

Welcome aboard human! 8)

I'm glad I'm already registered,  :embarrass: otherwise it would have been a daily challenge ;) Is it so difficult to become a member on the FF?   C:-)


And by the way Silvus, glad you join the forum!  Welcome :)

Offline 3DickUlus

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« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2018, 12:42:43 AM »
I didn't think it would be a problem but Silvus is right, it's not math syntax it's english language, "take the square root of one hundred and add twelve" is perhaps the way it should have been worded, I'll try to keep this sort of thing in mind when making a new one  :thumbs:

Offline Caleidoscope

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« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2018, 09:44:12 AM »
I didn't think it would be a problem but Silvus is right, it's not math syntax it's english language, "take the square root of one hundred and add twelve" is perhaps the way it should have been worded, I'll try to keep this sort of thing in mind when making a new one  :thumbs:

We're glad you take care of it, and keep the bots out.   :thumbs:   :)

Offline Fraktalist

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« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2018, 09:24:52 PM »
make it a little easier please. many are here for the art and "easy" math is relative.


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