questionswhy do i now have to log into woot using a…

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I absolutely HATE Captcha! All I will have to do is see it here ONCE and I'm gone. Even security questions are better than Captcha! I usually have to through about 10-12 of the silly things before I get one I can actually read. Not worth the effort, for sure, on a site I'm rather unhappy with already of late.

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@jthebird1977: Trust me, sadness about this has its own little home over on Wooterville, too.

http://www.woot.com/forums/viewpost.aspx?postid=5938389

Man, I hate them. I really REALLY do. They're security theater, and nothing more. I could write about six paragraphs on why, but it's not like it'll make any difference. I've just found other entertainment than Woot and Deals, of late.

So it goes.

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I log in with my Amazon ID and get it without Captcha. I'm glad too, because those Captcha phrases, written or spoken, are hard to decipher sometimes.

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My eyesight is not great, and I usually go through 6-8 visual Captcha codes before I give up and try the audio ones. I've almost reached the point of refusing any site that uses Captcha.

OTOH, many or most of the bloggers I follow use Feedburner for validation; it's short, simple, and generally very clear to read.

It's the issue of theater, rather like the unloaded rifles carried by members of the national guard "protecting" my local airport after 9/11 and just about as effective.

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Update: Captcha is gone from my login now. I don't know how or why, but i am glad it is gone!!!

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@jthebird1977: I just tried logging as an experiment and didn't see anything unusual. Yay!

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@pooflady: Back atcha. New-fangled security system [grin].