No More Captcha May 6, 2006 12:04 PM   Subscribe

Captcha is gone. Thank you Matt.
posted by bardic to Feature Requests at 12:04 PM (20 comments total)

thank god that fucker was banned
posted by mr.marx at 12:15 PM on May 6, 2006


But I loved the Captcha!

/Obligatory contrariness
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 12:15 PM on May 6, 2006


Terrorists win
posted by ludwig_van at 12:25 PM on May 6, 2006


I'm with mr.marx. Only wish it'd been sooner.
posted by dobbs at 12:56 PM on May 6, 2006


Yeah, I finally did it. You get five logins in a 24hr period then you can get it emailed to you, and that's it.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 1:20 PM on May 6, 2006


Munchkins: Ding Dong! The Witch is dead.
Which old Witch? The Wicked Witch!
Ding Dong! The Wicked Witch is dead.
Wake up - sleepy head, rub your eyes, get out of bed.
Wake up, the Wicked Witch is dead. She's gone where the goblins go,
Below - below - below. Yo-ho, let's open up and sing and ring the bells out.
Ding Dong' the merry-oh, sing it high, sing it low.
Let them know - the Wicked Witch is dead!

Mayor: As Mayor of the Munchkin City, In the County of the Land of Oz, I welcome you most regally.

Barrister: But we've got to verify it legally, to see

Mayor: To see?

Barrister: If she

Mayor: If she?

Barrister: Is morally, ethically

Father 1: Spiritually, physically

Father 2: Positively, absolutely

Munchkins: Undeniably and reliably Dead

Coroner: As Coroner I must aver, I thoroughly examined her.
And she's not only merely dead, she's really most sincerely dead.

Mayor: Then this is a day of Independence For all the Munchkins and their descendants.

Barrister: If any.

Mayor: Yes, let the joyous news be spread. The wicked Old Witch at last is dead!
posted by Ryvar at 1:24 PM on May 6, 2006


That was totally gay.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 1:36 PM on May 6, 2006


Sweet, now I can spam to my hearts content!
posted by oddman at 3:36 PM on May 6, 2006


Shit, now we're gonna be overrun by blindies.
posted by PinkStainlessTail at 3:57 PM on May 6, 2006


er, so wait, it's based on username now? (And why not do what gmail does, 5 tries and then you get the captcha).

Anyway, an attacker could (I think) run through a list of names 4 times a day looking for those with weak passwords.
posted by delmoi at 4:22 PM on May 6, 2006


Huzzah! Now I can post from my Blackberry!

Which I am doing right now, BTW. Whee!
posted by Asparagirl at 4:24 PM on May 6, 2006


Shit, now we're gonna be overrun by blindies.

And that is the last thing this town needs.
posted by ludwig_van at 4:32 PM on May 6, 2006


Am I dense? 5 logins and then you have to have permission to log in again or 5 failed logins and then you get emailed that your acct is unlocked? Sorry. Beer.
posted by pieoverdone at 5:03 PM on May 6, 2006


thank god that fucker was banned

Remember the time someone called Captcha a Drama Queen, and he went apeshit in MetaTalk? Good times.
posted by LarryC at 5:50 PM on May 6, 2006


Am I dense? 5 logins and then you have to have permission to log in again or 5 failed logins and then you get emailed that your acct is unlocked? Sorry. Beer.

The error you receive after 5 unsuccessful attempts implies that you can't try again for 24 hours, and offers a button to have your password e-mailed to you. However, if you go to the front page and follow the login link, supplying the correct password, you get in with no problems.

Yes, I just tried this. Is it a bad sign that I started to get scared when I thought I might not be able to log in to MeFi for 24 hours?
posted by IshmaelGraves at 9:03 PM on May 6, 2006


I only stayed for the captcha.
posted by TwelveTwo at 1:32 AM on May 7, 2006


This seems like the simplest and best solution to the problem. Thanks, Matt.
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 4:56 AM on May 7, 2006


That s great!

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posted by fire&wings at 5:40 AM on May 7, 2006


It looks like my boycott to end the captcha finally helped Matt see the light.
posted by fuckwit at 6:28 AM on May 7, 2006


Yeah, I finally did it. You get five logins in a 24hr period then you can get it emailed to you, and that's it.

Sweetness. We are classy again.
posted by scarabic at 10:50 AM on May 7, 2006


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