Like many things that starts out as a mere annoyance, though eventually growing into somewhat of an affliction. One particularly dark and insidious thing has more than reared its ugly head in recent years, and now far more accurately described as an epidemic disease.
I’m talking about the filth that is reCAPTCHA. Yes that seemingly harmless question of “Are you a human?” Truly I wish all this called for were sarcastic puns of ‘The Matrix’ variety but the matter is far more serious.
I hate reCAPTCHA with a deep-rooted passion. It’s insidious, annoying, probably doesn’t work, and all you’re doing is helping Google by playing the role of a dumb bot. It’s dreadfully dystopian.
Yes X 1000. It is annoying and sometimes broken causing denial of service. It enables google to track users. To make things worse it’s preinstalled in lots of content management systems (including osnews when you guys first switched to wordpress). I will protest the use of google recaptcha everywhere I encounter it!
I run a small internet forum and have to remove spam accounts almost daily. We’re using reCAPTCHA to prevent worse.
What should I do?