MARK
Lv 7
MARK asked in Yahoo ProductsYahoo Answers · 6 months ago

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.

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  • 6 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.

  • 6 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.

  • Ala
    Lv 4
    6 months ago

    Spambots caused this to happen to us. They do have to go.

  • Daniel
    Lv 7
    6 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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  • 6 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.

  • Sharon
    Lv 7
    6 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.

  • .
    Lv 7
    6 months 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)

  • .
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    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.

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