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George asked in Yahoo ProductsYahoo Answers · 2 years ago

Why do the re-Captcha photos only show things in America although it's an international site?


Many of the items are only used in America, like fire hydrants and pedestrian crossings, school buses, etc. We don't have those things in our countries so only those who have been to USA would know the answers!

4 Answers

  • Anonymous
    2 years ago

    The storefronts are international, at least.

  • 2 years ago

    Good point! Also, an RUV/camper van is NOT a bus. A bicycle IS a vehicle. A post is NOT a parking meter ... though it is to the verification process while a post is not part of a traffic light or road sign. A road marking IS a traffic sign. It just happens to be on the road not on a post. A panel van or pick-up truck is NOT a car.

    If I can't see what the heck is in the picture, I can't tell whether it is a fire hydrant or a car or a flying fart. I'd sack the photographers who take such grainy, badly exposed pictures.

    I have a theory: We are being used a guinea pigs to identify the failures of a defective verification system. This is not an idle whim as I once took part in an experiment of sound quality and moving image quality to see how low the standards could drop before the company started losing customers.

    Are there really any answer-bots out there? How could there possibly be, it wouldn't make sense. If not, what does the CAPTCHA nonsense hope to prevent? There seem to be question bots out there, posting the same nonsense and dishonesty all the time but they seem to be getting past any kind of meaningful verification process.

    Ever get the impression Yahoo doesn't want us?

  • IOM
    Lv 7
    2 years ago

    Yahoo is at Sunnyvale, California.

  • Anonymous
    2 years ago

    I just managed to get rid of them, didn’t realise it was a site wide problem but thought I’d inadvertently clicked on a preference. They are irritating aren’t they?

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