1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

News Microsoft patents advert-based CAPTCHAs

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 28 Aug 2009.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

    Joined:
    3 Apr 2007
    Posts:
    11,343
    Likes Received:
    292
  2. do_it_anyway

    do_it_anyway Member

    Joined:
    24 Apr 2009
    Posts:
    266
    Likes Received:
    11
    Grrrrrrrr!
    I don't blame the marketers, they have to keep spammers at bay and it is a neat idea.
    But its gonna be SOOO annoying.

    I blame the spammers that force companies to use things like CAPTCHA and reCAPTCHA
     
  3. confusis

    confusis Kiwi-modder

    Joined:
    5 Jan 2006
    Posts:
    2,406
    Likes Received:
    63
    If i am visiting a website that requires me to do this - i will no longer visit the website. simple.
     
  4. l3v1ck

    l3v1ck Fueling the world, one oil well at a time.

    Joined:
    23 Apr 2009
    Posts:
    12,942
    Likes Received:
    16
    So MS want to prevent spam on forums by spamming my web browsing experience with more adverts.
     
  5. loner1994

    loner1994 oc newbe (sort of)

    Joined:
    29 May 2009
    Posts:
    45
    Likes Received:
    0
    i have a fealing that this will just trun people away from all sites that have these new captchas
     
  6. robyholmes

    robyholmes I'm under your desk...

    Joined:
    17 Jan 2008
    Posts:
    100
    Likes Received:
    3
    Why don't they use random questions? They seem to be very good.
     
  7. Abhorsen

    Abhorsen Member

    Joined:
    10 Apr 2008
    Posts:
    747
    Likes Received:
    14
    Smart from the marketing perspective, will be met with anger from most else..
     
  8. iwog

    iwog Linux cursed

    Joined:
    14 Jun 2007
    Posts:
    908
    Likes Received:
    34
    Microsoft are the anti Google.
    "Don't be evil" vs "Be evil and milk consumers as much as possible"

    What's so wrong with reCAPTCHA, it helps save our heritage by digitising old books?
     
  9. TGImages

    TGImages Grandpa

    Joined:
    11 Aug 2004
    Posts:
    160
    Likes Received:
    1
    These concepts to keep spammers out is good. Twisting it to be yet another ad is bad. As has already been stated, I'll just stop using the site.

    In fact a few sites I've been visiting for years, mainly niche topics, have recently gone to a pay for access model. About the same price as a cheap magazine subscription. My first thought was anger... but then I realized that the sites have good information (better than almost all others on the same topic), get lots of updates and the admins have worked diligently to keep it spam free. Plus the fact I do subscribe to a few paper magazines so why should I feel differently about a site that gives me the same "entertainment" or even more for a comparable price?

    I see this model becoming more popular, especially for niche sites that don't want to get involved with ads and such.
     
  10. Star*Dagger

    Star*Dagger New Member

    Joined:
    30 Nov 2007
    Posts:
    882
    Likes Received:
    11
    Another example of how MBAs and anything computer should be kept far far apart!

    Yours in Anti-Advertising Anti-Captcha Crap Plasma,
    Star*Dagger
     
  11. DarkLord7854

    DarkLord7854 New Member

    Joined:
    22 Jun 2005
    Posts:
    4,643
    Likes Received:
    121
    Ditto



    That's not true at all. Microsoft bring a lot of innovations to the market, they just don't always have the best way of implementing certain things on the first go-round, but they always refine their ideas to match what the consumers want more closely.
     
  12. pendragon

    pendragon I pickle they

    Joined:
    14 May 2004
    Posts:
    717
    Likes Received:
    0
    wow.... that's utterly brilliant .. marketing genius if you ask me.... not that I'd enjoy such a thing however :) hopefully they refine it in such a way that it doesnt end up sucking
     
Tags: Add Tags

Share This Page