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Thread: reCaptcha, not good

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    naivemelody Guest

    Exclamation reCaptcha, not good

    I'm finding the new "Search" function in this forum with the 'reCaptcha' imaging questions quite annoying and slows down my overall efficacy in analyzing/ 'gathering info' for the 'prospect of posting.' And I'm sure some ZA users who have questions or issues and who wish to solve their problems and seek solutions/ information by first using the 'search' function will be/ are "put-off" by this imaging test, just for a 'search.'

    I can accept the reCaptcha for posting, but for simple "fast searching", this should not be. Searches should be quick and easy; not hampered with 'sometimes' hard to recognize images/ testing of "us" the forum user.

    I hope the FM and Guru's will reconsider and make alterations.
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    Last edited by naivemelody; January 17th, 2010 at 02:33 PM.

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    garywa Guest

    Default Re: Search with reCaptcha, not good

    I would agree with Naivemelody.

    Was this change made because the search function was in some way being exploited

    There may be more to the story than we know.

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    Default Re: Search with reCaptcha, not good

    Hello,

    Due to security issues and abuse we had to add reCAPTCHA to the search function.

    We apologize for this inconvenience


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    garywa Guest

    Default Re: Search with reCaptcha, not good

    Quote Originally Posted by Forum-Moderator View Post
    Hello,

    Due to security issues and abuse we had to add reCAPTCHA to the search function.

    We apologize for this inconvenience


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    I'm not surprised there was more to the story than we knew.

    Its just life today on the internet and what each of us has to do to protect ourselves.

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    Default Re: Search with reCaptcha, not good

    Hello,

    Well after we switched to one of the most popular forum platforms vBulletin you also get more people who try to hack and find loop holes.

    Simular to why Windows has so many more viruses/malware created specifically for that OS when compared to the Mac.

    So people are always hammering away trying to find way to do thing and we had individuals who where using scripts or bots or something to bog down our server with lots of repetitive searches

    So we had to put reCAPTCHA in place as a road block.

    Sorry its annoying at times.


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