The reCaptcha requires users to pass some sort of test in order to gain access to a site. There are a providing users a set of pictures or boxes and asking them to choose the ones which meet a specific criteria for example, select all pictures with store logos or select all pictures with vehicles in it etc.
Although the reCaptcha was created for preventing bots from accessing websites, the service has now become frustrating for humans as well and gives them a hard time gaining access to sites (). The fact that most of the browsers and sites now repeatedly ask users to confirm that they are not robots is driving them crazy.
Due to this, out some interesting and hilarious reactions to express their displeasure with being tested so much. Some people tweeted GIF files of robots being frightened on seeing the reCaptcha while some have shared memes of machines passing the test.
CPU: confirm you’re not a robot
— Maester Pycelle (@mannybuckets)
Coming to the serious feedback for a while, Internet users have complained about getting reCaptcha multiple times a day, especially on Google and .
WTF and almost every time I like a post on Twitter, I need to verify that I’m a human and I always get the stupidest recaptcha pictures. I’m not even kidding this shit happens to me multiple times a day with pictures that make no sense at all. It hurts ):
— SniperOwl2K (@SniperOwl2K)
Not only that, the reCaptcha sometimes can be so vague that people have a hard time getting through the test. Even a single wrong selection can result in the test being regenerated with a completely different set of images. This takes up users’ valuable time and through tweets, they have expressed how it feels while attempting to solve the reCaptcha.
Some people have sarcastically said that the frequency with which they are asked to confirm that they are humans and not robots has even made them doubtful about themselves.
The Twitter is flooded with Tweets criticizing reCaptcha, its creators and everything linked to it and many people believe that it’s time for an alternative verification process to takeover.
Why is this keep happening a lot recently? Why Chrome became almost certain that I’m a robot this past month? (no, I haven’t been engaged in any remotely spam activity)
— Gus Younis (@GusYounis)
I really wish people would use alternatives to recaptcha.
— Mike 🎥 films 🎞 in Seattle (@SinisterVisuals)
“Click here to confirm you’re not a robot”
— Luca Sambucci (@LucaSambucciAI)
reCAPTCHA: confirm you’re not a robot
me: ok easy lol
reCAPTCHA: select all images with street signs
— the band camino stan account (@abogailthesnail)
in Q on 2 out of 3 devices. IM NOT A ROBOT IM NOT A ROBOT OMG I HAVE TO CLICK ON CARS FIRE HYDRANTS AND TRAFFIC LIGHTS IM NOT A ROOBOOOTTTTTT. skdjflskdjfhsakjdf I hate you ticketmaster because even if we have to confirm that we’re not a bot, you’re the biggest scalpers IRL
— 💜 Lydia 💗 (@Liddy_jean13)
Many websites now have this annoying trend:
Please confirm you’re not a robot by clicking all these images that have a sidewalk in them.
Try again with cars.
Can you do streetlights?
Nope… But good effort. Continue anyway.
— Stewart Jones (@creatureattic)
The surprising number of times I get the reCAPTCHA wrong during this All Star vote makes me wonder whether or not I actually *am* a robot.
— Joseph McMahan (@RaysWhiteBoard)
Thus, from the above tweets, it can be seen that the frustration is quite high. It’s about time that Google either fixes the reCaptcha to make it convenient for “Human” users or roll out an easier yet effective verification test. Until then, good luck proving that you are a human!