Updated Captcha

Okay, I know all of you hate the captcha with the burning fire of a thousand suns. Honestly, I’d love to get a better one (like the one blogger has), but I neither have the time nor the skills to seek out and/or code one.

But, as a stopgap measure I updated the fonts and the noise for the captcha I do have, so most of the problems with readability should be gone. Unfortunately, I don’t think the code comes with a way to ensure that the fonts stay within the image boundaries. I’ll continue to look into it.

Question: Is the captcha now easier to read?

And if you want to be really nice to me, I’d appreciate if you find one that the background or font makes it unreadable if you could screncap it and e-mail it to me. I’d say just describe it, but there are too many that are similar.

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4 Responses to Updated Captcha

  1. Darth Sidhe says:

    Maybe. What the hell’s a captcha?

  2. Lake Desire says:

    It is easier to read, but it’s not a very accessable form of spam prevention for nonsighted readers.

  3. tekanji says:

    A captcha is basically a human authentication code. It’s the image that contains the words that you have to fill in every time you post here.

    It is easier to read, but it’s not a very accessable form of spam prevention for nonsighted readers.

    Well, the only other method I could think of would be to require user registration and I’m not really down with that. If you have a link to a superior method, I’m more than happy to look into it.

  4. Lake Desire says:

    I’m not sure if there is a WP plugin for audio verifications, but I’ll keep an eye out. I’ve seen E-mail verification (you verify your post by E-mail the first time a post is made from your E-mail address), but I’m not sure if the spam bots can go through those.

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