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    Show captcha only if the system suspected a robot or spam entry

    Asked by dcboswell on February 14, 2015 at 09:32 PM

    I've made the switch from Wufoo to JotForm and I feel I've received way more value for the cheaper annual rate than I ever did with Wufoo.

    That being said, the one thing I did like about Wufoo is that I could set up Captcha to automatically show up only if the system suspected a robot or spam entry. Other wise, the Captcha field didn't show up for the regular visitors filling out the form.

    Is this something you also have or could you easily implement something like this?

    Thank you,

    Daniel Boswell

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Welvin on February 15, 2015 at 02:35 AM

    Hi Daniel,

    Welcome to Jotform and it's our pleasure to have you here!

    Unfortunately, we don't have a feature like this but allow me to request this to our developers. If there are updates, you should know it via this thread. 

    For now, you may consider using our captchas, we have the regular one in the form builder: http://www.jotform.com/help/205-How-to-Add-a-Captcha and we have the following widgets:




    Just follow the instructions in this guide on how to add a widget to your form: http://www.jotform.com/help/252-How-to-Add-a-Widget-to-your-Form.

    Thank you!

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    JotForm Founder

    Answered by aytekin on February 16, 2015 at 09:28 AM

    We already have a system exactly like that. We have multiple hidden methods that can detect if there is a bot on the other end and show them captcha.

    So, our users don't actually need a captcha on their forms, but we still have the option since people ask for it. 

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    Answered by dcboswell on February 16, 2015 at 09:39 AM

    Ok so I'm clear, there isn't a need to add a captcha because the system already auto detects spam and will display a captcha at that time?


    Thank you,

    Daniel Boswell

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Charlie on February 16, 2015 at 10:40 AM

    Yes, that is correct, as our Founder have mentioned, our system already has that function in detecting bots.

    If you needed any assistance again or have other concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us again here, we'll be more than happy to help.

    Thank you.