Why has Yahoo Answers introduced this.?
Why has Yahoo Answers introduced this unnecessary and annoying need to have to click on pictures before an answer will submit. (Maybe it applies to submitting questions, too. I will find out in a second.) I have just had to select about six different sets of pictures before an answer was submitted.
- Tic-Tac-ToeLv 76 months ago
The purpose is to stop the spambots from posting here. But it doesn't seem to work all that well. I saw a number of 1-800 post here yesterday and today. You would think that doing it once a day when you sign in or at the beginning of the new Yahoo day would be enough to prove you are not a bot.
- CarolOklaNolaLv 76 months ago
Security measure to get rid of spam bot postings. After more than 3 months if Asian language questions a year ago, the re captcha is supposed to stop that. This started on May 27, 2019. Unfortunately YA has PAID human spammers that are not stopped by this.
Trump did try to warn us this would happen. So has the FBI, CIA and NSA.
- AlaLv 46 months ago
Spambots caused this to happen to us. They do have to go.
- DanielLv 76 months 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 thats seeing them a lot of Other Users are starting to see it come up
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- RICHARDLv 66 months ago
It helps prevent incidences like there was about a year ago when Y!A was flooded with questions written in Chinese. These Captchas are only slightly, if any less annoying than scrolling through page after page of Chinese spam.
- SharonLv 76 months ago
It is a new anti-spam measure to prove that you are a human and not a bot. It is being used to fight spam on the site.
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)
It's been that way for several weeks. The goal is not make sure you're not a bot. It cuts down on commercial spam.