Why are we having to do a photo captcha to answer a question now? I wouldn't mind doing it once at log in, but it's like every 3rd answer.?

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  • Anonymous
    1 year ago

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  • .
    Lv 7
    1 year ago

    MANY have asked about this here already. The captcha is a security measure that began on 5/27/19, to prove you are a human user and not a bot program attempting to use the site. Apparently Verizon Media chose to hire the services of Google to provide that function (as noted by the text at the bottom right of the pages “This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the GooglePrivacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.”), instead of programming it themselves. Hopefully the captcha's will be required less frequently, soon. Otherwise, I see another migration of users away from the site due to the added annoyance. If you select the headphones icon to listen to an audio captcha, and type in a single significant word you hear, you’ll get through it quicker than selecting images.

    Any time you have an issue with the site or something changes, scroll through the Yahoo Products>Yahoo Answers subcategory and see if anyone else has posted about it. You can find your answer and save yourself 5 pts a lot of times. That’s what the site was designed for (so users wouldn’t need to re-post questions that had already been asked and answered multiple times)

  • Anonymous
    1 year ago

    A lot of liberals have been posting hatred and bigotry. The captcha is an attempt to eliminate that.

  • Ala
    Lv 5
    1 year ago

    Maybe forever, but at least until the spambots are gone.

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  • Daniel
    Lv 7
    1 year ago

    To Prove that you are a Human being and Not a Bot something new that Yahoo is Testing out Yahoo is trying to Control Spam and Bots and such Its not just you that's seeing them a lot of Other Users are starting to see it come up

  • Anonymous
    1 year ago

    Its stupid and makes me feel like I'm a fifth grader. Users shouldn't be forced to do it for every single question they answer.

  • 1 year ago

    They are testing new spam fighting measures. It takes just a few extra seconds for each question or answer. They have to do something to prevent bots who can take down the sight for days or weeks at a time. Quora is the alternative if you don;'t like it.

    If you only did it at login, the spammers could quickly get around that. It must be more often to really work.

  • Ben
    Lv 6
    1 year ago

    Yes I know it's weird, but it's good that it exists to make sure each user is not a bot.

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