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Competitions

Postby Geoff » Sat Sep 01, 2012 10:33 am

Why on earth have you adopted the appalling Captcha system on your competition entries?
I have a good screen and reasonable eyesight but still find these systems unreadable. Refreshed it 5 or 6 times before I found something I thought I could read but still got it wrong.
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Re: Competitions

Postby KGAdmin » Mon Sep 03, 2012 10:01 am

Hi Geoff,

Yes it's hard to read I agree. The captcha system is provided by Google, and used on many sites to stop spam.

Our competitions were being flooded by automated entries from competition websites. This meant thousands of useless entries for people who actually had no idea they where entered.
This means you or any KG reader had a much smaller chance of actually winning - and of course - we got a lot of useless entries.

As an example one competition last month had over 55,000 spam entries.

The cpatcha - annoying as it is - stops this 100%, so only genuine readers get in.

Keep refreshing, you'll get two words you can see eventually!!

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Re: Competitions

Postby John » Mon Sep 03, 2012 11:57 am

I assume then that it is OK to keep refreshing? I've always been a bit wary of doing this in case you get locked out after a few attempts and then have to reset your password and so on.

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Re: Competitions

Postby KGAdmin » Tue Sep 04, 2012 8:28 am

No - just hit the small refresh icon on the captcha itself - it looks like two arrows turning and is beside the audio option button. You can refresh the captcha image as often as you want.

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