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    Restocking captcha's, what kind would you prefer?

    Needless to say, in order to prevent botting, captchas are required for restocking. (neopets' method of clicking the pet in the image was easily beaten). As a user, what kind of captchas do you think would be the most user-friendly type of captcha. Something with similar to what neopets uses when restocking? Math skill testing question? Some other kind?

    Anyone have ideas? I'm trying to think of fun/user friendly ways to incorporate a captcha without annoying users too much but at the same time putting an attempt to fight botting.

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    3 images, Pick the correct one.

    I imagine it would be hard for a program to do just that and it could be solved quickly by users.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Hurricane View Post
    3 images, Pick the correct one.

    I imagine it would be hard for a program to do just that and it could be solved quickly by users.
    What about saving the bits of the images and compare them, then click on the different one.


    To no make off topic, my suggestion will be a 'connect the dot' type like with different patterns with a hint on the solution.
    Last edited by npm; 08-25-2016 at 03:25 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hectorvazc View Post
    What about saving the bits of the images and compare them, then click on the different one.


    To no make off topic, my suggestion will be a 'connect the dot' type like with different patterns with a hint on the solution.
    Rotate images and I don't think a program would be able to read a word and match it to its image.
    Then again, it's 2016.


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    Maybe do something like "What is this?" and have the person type in the answer.

    Like if it's an image of a Pikachu, one would type "pikachu". Or if it's a cat, "cat".

    And so on

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    I think a single-or-few click, image-based captcha would be best.
    I'd like to put in that I'd love to see a captcha that doesn't assume the user has a particular skill.

    EG, I wouldn't like to see a math-based captcha, no matter how simple, since there are several reasons why someone might struggle with even simple math.
    Likewise, a captcha that relies on english (including being able to type/spell) might be tricky if the player has a weaker grasp on the language (See: english as a second/third/fourth language, young players, people with reading disorders, etc.)

    I just say this because if you have a completely full and honed basic skillset, then it can be very easy to forget that there are people who don't-- and it's easy to accidentally put those people at a genuine disadvantage. Obviously, you want a captcha to stop a bot-- not your players.
    Just something to keep in mind!

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