The captcha has finally arrived!

Out with the old
In the past I have posted my frustration with the captcha and how it was so mind bending and hard to read. Well someone in captcha world has just figured out that numbers can be captcha's as well and not the CRAZY letters we had to wrap our heads around. I would say for the last month I have been thrilled to post on blogs to find captcha's that are all numbers!! The captcha gods have heard and listened.
In with the new and may it stay!
Mike Weir, VE9KK, is a regular contributor to and writes from New Brunswick, Canada. Contact him at [email protected].

8 Responses to “The captcha has finally arrived!”

  • Larry KG4ZAR:

    That is good news Mike, as long as the dang things don’t ask me to work math problems. Then a lot of us will be crying for those crazy letters back!

  • Duane M Cook, NL7X:

    It’s about time. I was getting cross eyed. Letter cases were a real toss up.

  • Mike VE3WDM:

    Good morning Larry, yes when the math questions comes we should win a prize when the skill testing question is answered.
    Have a good week.

  • Mike VE3WDM:

    You sure are right Duane those letters were really something else….funny it seemed to me that a computer was the only one that could solve the miss mash.

  • Donald A. Pritchard W6ZPC:

    I hate those things. It always takes two or three versions before I get one I can figure out.

  • Mike VE3WDM:

    Hello Donald, I don’t think you are alone many of us have had to preform a “do over” when it comes to captcha’s.
    Have a good week.

  • Larry VE8NX:

    Looking forward to it. Hate those things. As long as they don’t mix them.. is that a zero or an Oh, a one or a capital I???

    I did once find a site that used pictures and asked you to type in what it was. easiest one I ever used.

  • Mike VE3WDM:

    Good morning Larry, I hear you and yes I too have been told of sites that can help you out with the captcha as well.

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