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    re-Captcha text combinations

    Asked by bayviewboom on August 14, 2014 at 02:34 PM

    Your recaptcha does not look like the recaptcha in your editor. How can i display this style of recaptcha?

     

    thx

    recaptcha captcha
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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Welvin on August 14, 2014 at 04:54 PM

    Hi,

    After adding the Jotform's Captcha field, click on the "Re-Captcha" button on the toolbar to activate that:

    Make sure the re-captcha button says "ON".

    Thank you!

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    Answered by bayviewboom on August 14, 2014 at 07:38 PM

    hi

    already did that. i'm getting photographs of house numbers, not the curvy text as displayed in the editor.

    thx

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Welvin on August 14, 2014 at 09:03 PM

    It's random so I think it's normal to have a combination like that. I'm forwarding this to our backend team. We'll see their comments about this one.

    Thank you!

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by steve on August 15, 2014 at 02:44 AM

    Hello,

    Thank you for bringing this to our attention. I investigated it a bit further, and as it turns out this is how reCaptcha works now. Originally it was used to help digitize books, hence it displayed two words which text scanners couldn't recognize. Thus human users did interpret them, providing the translation service for reCaptcha, and at the same time proving they were human.

    Google now owns reCaptcha and is using it to help digitize/confirm mail addresses for Google Maps. So by displaying this captcha we're all making Google maps better. Also, it's entirely possible that a picture of a house address is harder for bots to scan, but easy for humans to read. In any case, I completely agree, that it doesn't look so great. At this time these are the options available for our users though. If you want a more consistent and aesthetically neutral option, just turn reCaptcha off. I'm under the impression reCaptcha is the superior option to prevent bots though. See this article for more information.

    http://techcrunch.com/2012/03/29/google-now-using-recaptcha-to-decode-street-view-addresses/

    Best Regards