I Hate Captchas, We All Hate Google Recaptcha
A good number of internet users if not all have come across and solved a captcha. Captchas are antibot checkers employed by websites to impede scam and spam. But these captchas are somewhat annoying and the latest and now most popular member of the captcha family, Google recaptcha, keeps popping up here and there in an absolutely unbearable and annoying manner.
Solving captchas over the years have become somewhat harder and uncalled-for, especially with the spread and popularity of Google recaptcha. Solving captchas used to be fun and easier when users had to type in words and numbers as seen correctly but now reverse is the case as most websites have begun using Google recaptcha and recently, in order to have access to some websites, you need to prove that you are human! Obnoxious I must say! To avoid getting stressed over selecting all roads, cars or signs, you could simply use Google Chrome browser.
It’s sickening that out of 10 sites you visit in a day, at least 7 requests that you prove you are human before getting access to some features on their sites. Although this may come in as a method of preventing spam and bots, but trust me websites that use recaptcha stand a chance of losing their visitors and customers. Captchas are not just bad for website visitors but also bad for websites owners because the push people away.
There should be a limit to the usage of recaptchas and it will be a great relieve if developers can come up with a better method of preventing bots rather than making the experience of Internet user extremely bad, especially when he has to struggle with the same thing for a long period. Let’s not forget the fact that most internet users make use of mobile browsers. Also, some have to deal with bad and slow internet services.
Personally, I hate captchas and feel they are sometimes uncalled-for especially when imposed on people. I recently had to switch to intensedebate comment system because somehow blogger has imposed recaptcha on users trying to comment anonymously (despite being disabled in my admin panel). Right now, you must solve a captcha if you intend leaving comments on new blog posts in blogger. I only do hope that this new system is a bug and I look forward to it being solved!
A better method of checking spam comments is by moderating your comments and making sure they all get verified by you before being published on your blog.