Why does Yahoo use that annoying CAPTCHA for yahoo answers?

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  • 6 months ago

    This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

    It helps to stop spam bots.

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  • 6 months ago

    This is an anti-spam measure to ensure you're a human and not a spammer or spambot. Verizon has already introduced it in late May to heavily curtail spamming on this site.

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  • 6 months ago

    It's a way to discourage those who would use this service on Yahoo.

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  • Rayal
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    Ever since the great Chinese spam storm Yahoo has been trying to decrease the number of spam posts. Yahoo is doing a better job than Facebook which is overrun with indian/islamic/bot "earn from home scams".and on many sites that use facebook comment systems as opposed to discus or some other platform for commenting.

    Yahoo should get rid of the Anonymous Coward Blue Faced troll as well.

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  • 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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  • .
    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)

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  • 6 months 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.

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  • Zirp
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    to stop (spam-)bots from posting "answers"

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  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    Screening for bots and annoying trolls

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  • David
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    To tell the difference whether or not it's a human or a robot that's answering the question.

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