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What the H*** is up with ReCapta!

wlaut's picture

What the H*** is up with ReCapta!

Rant on.

What the H*** is that damned ReCapta and is it so needful for this site?!  I just spent fully FIVE MINUTES trying to prove I'm not a robot to it.


This is a terrific website and I'm grateful to be a member of it. HOWEVER, if you want to make it better, p-l-e-a-s-e rid us of ReCapta!


Rant off.

Thank you for your indulgence while I vented.




Danni3ll3's picture

What I find more annoying is that pop up at the bottom of the screen on my phone. I cant get rid of it no matter what I do. 

SeasideJess's picture

I don't know if this works on iPhones but on Android you can use the firefox browser with uBlock Origin and it removes all the popups and other intrusive blinking and moving adware that makes the site so challenging to view. 

Floyd, I hope you don't think I'm being disrespectful. I imagine the ads help to pay for the site. If you set up a PayPal donation button, I would be happy to make a monthly donation to help pay for things here. I'm sure many others would as well. 

Floydm's picture

You have no idea how much spam would get posted here without it. Probably hundreds of comments and posts a day. I realize it is annoying, but without that bit friction this site would be a mess. 

wlaut's picture

I truly apologize if I offended you in any way.  I understand and sympathize with your rational. I was the "clueless newbie" railing against a momentary inconvenience.  I often thought of deleting this comment, but I don't know how.

My apologies for my impertinance.



The Almighty Loaf's picture
The Almighty Loaf

That feeling when you can't tell if that blurry sign with the korean symbols on it is a storefront or not...

Bru's picture

Turn off your adblockers and should be able to solve them in one or two tries max.

Timothy Wilson's picture
Timothy Wilson

I also don't like it. It's too annoying really. I spend too much time on it, about 3 minutes for every comment. But  I have to admit that it saves us from spammers.

Sugarowl's picture

Anyone else think it's like the "I Spy" books on hard mode? I browse mostly on PC, not on mobile so maybe that's why I don't have a hard time with it. I kind of like it to be honest. The pictures are interesting most times, but maybe it's because I'm just a "Where's Waldo" fan.

LolaLiu's picture

Oh I don't understand, if there are any people going through this kind of casino links.
Unfortunately it seems that ReCapta doesn't keep us safe from these spammers.