Sometimes when I'm quick, I get a reCAPTCHA to verify that I am human. I'm totally fine with this. Today I got a reCAPTCHA with images. I had to select peanuts or street signs, and somehow I am not able to get past that reCAPTCHA. Either it is not working, or I am dumb enough but that really sucks. I had to beat reCAPTCHA by pressing the back button, wait a bit and resubmit my post.

Is it me or is the image verification method for reCAPTCHA broken?

  • I had a joyous time with that thing too. Really if you dont know sherbet from ice cream :-) then don't tell me I selected the wrong thing :-) There were times when i had to do 5 sets because I screwed up so much. From what i can tell so far, there are 2-3 images you must get correct, and they are subjective selections, like breaded meat was not a bread item? Yes it SUCKS , doing it enough times you get good enough at it that you could probably program a bot to do it easily :-p More often than not you also have to get More than One Set correct, not just one, so that adds to the fun.
    – Psycogeek
    Commented Sep 4, 2015 at 11:17
  • Last one I had was "find the aeroplanes". That was easy ;)
    – DavidPostill Mod
    Commented Sep 4, 2015 at 12:04
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    Hmm, I see. Where can we vote to get it replaced? XD This is not a way to counter a bot, but this appears to be a way to counter being productive. (this is not meant as an insult btw. I mean that if I am in a flow to answer questions and reCAPTCHA stops this flow enough times, I loose motivation to continue and switch to different work)
    – LPChip
    Commented Sep 4, 2015 at 14:26
  • Since this would be site wide, should this not go on MSE instead? Commented Sep 4, 2015 at 19:58
  • @CanadianLuke I wasn't sure, but you're probably right.
    – LPChip
    Commented Sep 4, 2015 at 20:13
  • @LPChip make a feature-request on Meta Stack Exchange and see how that goes. The comments from the others make this a status-norepro
    – m0sa
    Commented Sep 17, 2015 at 10:43
  • @m0sa how does that work? Can I just create a new question and tag it #feature-request?
    – LPChip
    Commented Sep 17, 2015 at 14:13
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    @LPChip yes, like you said
    – m0sa
    Commented Sep 17, 2015 at 14:31


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