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Old 8th October 2014, 12:34 AM   #1
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Default What Are The Uses Of Captcha? And Why Do We Need This.

What are the uses of reCaptcha? And why do we need this.


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Old 8th October 2014, 04:11 AM   #2
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What are the uses of reCaptcha? And why do we need this.
I guess this thread does not fit in this category as this question is not related to SEO. Coming to your question, reCaptcha is used to stop bots from accessing the computer system automatically.

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Old 8th October 2014, 06:53 AM   #3
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Captcha is mainly used for security purposes to make sure that any virus,malware or software does not bypass further.Its used for verifying whether the webpage is being accessed by humans or any software.The use of captcha is a must for websites and there are different types of captcha for different security reasons.

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Old 21st October 2014, 03:07 AM   #4
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Re-Captcha helps to protect your website from the spammers. Google bots can't read the captcha, so chances are low that your website will get spammed by the links submitted by Bots.

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Old 22nd October 2014, 03:34 PM   #5
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Another spin on captcha includes "type in advertising"

http://solvemedia.com/advertisers/

Not sure I like it, but an alternative to the equation.

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I guess this thread does not fit in this category as this question is not related to SEO.
Fair enough, moved to web development. Thanks!

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Old 23rd October 2014, 07:34 AM   #6
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You will want Captcha as a security measure alongside your website contact forms otherwise you will be inundated with spam emails and false comments. Captcha also helps prevent malicious code entering your site via infected mails.

Captcha is very easy to implement on any site these days, and your users will be used to filling in the random letters/numbers before pressing send on a comment or message.

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Old 21st November 2014, 05:39 AM   #7
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The Captcha is best way to identify of your users, Because there are various types of Spam you will face. Usage of Captcha depend on website nature If your site have login panel also in forums you will see captcha is mandatory.

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Another spin on captcha includes "type in advertising"

http://solvemedia.com/advertisers/

Not sure I like it, but an alternative to the equation.



Fair enough, moved to web development. Thanks!
I found Logan comment more useful and add value to the thread. Thx Logan for sharing

I wanted to add something here, Captcha is a set of rules(PHP), conditions or codes. Captcha comes in with many shapes or ways like to add number, subtract , multiply or even re-arrange images or codes to differentiate spams from humans.

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What are the uses of reCaptcha? And why do we need this.
It is used to avoid spam. Is it better to have a captcha on your website so that reviews or comments will come from "real people" and not just from bots or marketers who wants to post links of their sites on your website.

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Its a way to avoid that automated softwares from overloading the servers too.

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