Why does Yahoo use that annoying CAPTCHA for yahoo answers?
- oklatomLv 76 months ago
It helps to stop spam bots.
- brian 2010Lv 76 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.
- 6 months ago
It's a way to discourage those who would use this service on Yahoo.
- RayalLv 76 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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- 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
- .Lv 76 months ago
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)
- 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.
- ZirpLv 76 months ago
to stop (spam-)bots from posting "answers"
- Anonymous6 months ago
Screening for bots and annoying trolls
- DavidLv 76 months ago
To tell the difference whether or not it's a human or a robot that's answering the question.