I Hate Captchas, We All Hate Google Recaptcha

Last Updated On: April 6, 2020Nomzy

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 antibot fighters are somewhat annoying. 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.

I hate captchas

Solving captchas over the years have become relatively 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’s complex  recaptcha. 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.google advance recaptcha

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, 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, they push people away. There should be a limit to the usage of recaptchas.

It will also be a great relieve if developers can come up with a better method of preventing bots rather than making the experience of Internet users extremely bad, especially when he/she has to struggle with the same thing for a long period. Let’s not forget the fact that most web 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 uncalled-for especially when imposed on people. While on blogger,  I had to switch to intensedebate comment system because blogger 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 anonymous comments on blog posts in blogger.

I only do hope that this new system the overrides on blogger 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.

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Comments (23)

  • Nick 1

    April 6, 2020 at 9:31 pm

    Again spending more time with the idiot reCAPTCHA than playing the game.
    This stupid thing is made by a company who consider itself intelligent. After numerous times it comes to the same conclusion that i’m not a robot. I knew this for a long time but the failing Artificial Intelligence from Google not.

    I also hate CAPTCHA and the stupid Google developers !!!!

    1. Nomzy

      April 6, 2020 at 9:51 pm

      I’m sorry you had to go through this Nick. There’s little we can do but live with this bully

  • Onyema Donald

    August 26, 2019 at 6:11 am

    I hate CAPTCHA so much, you just keep proving that you are not a robot and it is so annoying

    1. Nick 1

      April 6, 2020 at 9:29 pm

      Again spending more time with the idiot reCAPTCHA than playing the game.
      This stupid thing is made by a company who consider itself intelligent. After numerous times it comes to the same conclusion that i’m not a robot. I knew this for a long time but the failing Artificial Intelligence from Google not.ONYEMA

      I hate CAPTCHA and the stupid Google developers so much!!!

  • Sherelle Griffin

    August 8, 2019 at 4:52 pm

    Just now I was trying to submit a message on MyPoints Customer service form. I completed it (which is a pain in itself) and then the stupid Recaptha comes up. WHY?! I keep getting error messages that it is not working. Then it came back saying click palm tree. I love palm trees. I click the 2 photos of palm tree. It says click to verify all the pictures of palm trees. There is another photo with trees but the photo is grainy. It just looks like regular trees so I am not sure. I don’t click. I can’t proceed.

    1. Onome

      August 8, 2019 at 9:00 pm

      So sorry about your experience. I hope you were able to submit your message. CAPTCHAs are necessary evils we can not run away from.

  • wayne

    July 31, 2018 at 3:51 am

    I hate recaptcha so much that I just avoid sites using the nonsense. Often I can’t solve it anyway, waste a bunch of time, and just leave in a foul mood now hating the website and their business

    1. Joseph O.

      July 31, 2018 at 4:36 pm

      So sorry about this… I know that feeling. The sad truth is websites using captcha are growing tremendously due to the increase of bots and spam.

  • Katrina

    August 28, 2017 at 5:38 am

    Ugh they drive me nuts! Specially because I always get them wrong!

  • nicoleflintkontrol

    August 27, 2017 at 10:22 am

    Captchas can be so annoying!!! Why do I need to prove im a human??! Last time I checked animals don't use computers ?

  • chewoutloud

    August 26, 2017 at 5:23 pm

    I'm not into them either and yes, moderating is a better way.

  • elenasts

    August 25, 2017 at 11:23 am

    It is so annoying to prove that you are human on the Internet, but then again it is a way to protect from bots and spammers.

  • Elizabeth O

    August 25, 2017 at 6:55 am

    It is true that people are pushed away because of those annoying captchas in websites. Hopefully the problem with bots will be solve without annoying thing like this.

    1. Blogtrovert

      August 27, 2017 at 4:18 am

      Yes, very true.

  • jin

    August 24, 2017 at 5:40 pm

    I agree, captchas are annoying but necessary to weed out spam bots. I also agree that there needs to be a better system in catching and preventing these bots! They truly ruin the blog community experience!

  • keisha1989

    August 24, 2017 at 5:35 pm

    I agree, captchas are so annoying! I wish we could just do away with it.

  • Kelly

    August 24, 2017 at 6:10 pm

    Captcha is super annoying but I'm glad that we have them to protect us from spam!

  • fearlessdining

    August 24, 2017 at 3:35 pm

    OMG, I can barely tell what text is even in the captcha and I am a live human :-0

    1. Blogtrovert

      August 24, 2017 at 4:48 pm

      That's how hard using most websites in the internet became…

  • Tanvi Rastogi

    August 24, 2017 at 3:10 pm

    I hear you! And if I am being honest all the steps involved in commenting just makes it to tedious.

    ❥ tanvii.com

  • Chei

    August 24, 2017 at 1:40 pm

    I agree, Captchas are so annoying! You have to prove and go back from the start after it. I hate it too.

  • Evolve2Me

    August 22, 2017 at 7:51 pm

    Yes…they are SO annoying…especially the ones you can barely see and so you have to go through the process of typing in a new one several times!

  • Manoj

    August 22, 2017 at 2:27 pm

    Yes, you're right. CAPTCHA is a terrible part of commenting, crawling and others. Every time we have to prove that, we are not robots. Some CAPTCHAS are difficult to read too.

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