Responding to posts v/s Captcha

It’s become a sad state of affairs when technology works so hard to prevent malicious posting that it actually gets in the way of people and progress.  Take Captcha (please).  I respond to posts and every time there is a Captcha requirement, I have to click refresh multiple times before I can get a readable display that I can use. On more than a few occasions, I will refresh a few times and then just lose my patience and close my window abandoning my reply.

This is not to say I have a problem with preventing those out there who seem hell bent on posting garbage everywhere and pretty much ruining everyone’s day.  However, when a blog or web reply already has a user review requirement, the maximum strength Captcha is way overkill.  It’s pretty much a message to users saying “I don’t really want you to respond”.

We developers need to find a way we can safely collaborate and share discussions without having to fight the technology that we’re using to facilitate it.

Happy Coding (and collaboration)


About JohnHowell

I am a professional software developer with over 20 years of experience. I currently specialize in Microsoft technologies such as VS, TFS, C#, VB.Net, WCF, WPF, WW, etc.
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