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@JMK A trick around the “capcha”? Right-click and go to view source. Find input type=”text” name=”captcha_response”, and look at the RGB value. This completely defeats the purpose of CAPCHA, and it pisses off the colorblind students. Please change this?
@ZvS We’re working on the captcha — except the RGB value doesn’t provide you with the solution; the solution is a color word, which robots don’t know out of the box.
@oh my look at the pretty flowers! thank you zach. now back to the deadlines breathing down my neck…
@3423409823 I have always wondered this: Why is “human verification” necessary? What does it do? What does it prevent?
@spam bots innit?
And I agree, I was always conflicted between purple and pink and all the shades between them.
@Check Check some of the spectator online comment threads. You’ll see lots of “cool site, thanks http://rwizkq.true.ru” posts.
@springer sprunger I love the angle on that photo. I was in the library when I first saw it and actually went to the window expecting to see a field of violents where South Lawn’s nasty tarp used to be. I was a little disappointed when this wasn’t the case, but it was small little moment of wonder when I thought it might be the case. Thanks Bwog.
@I, too Was quite disappointed to not see a field of violents. I guess the closest we’re gonna get was the crowd cramming to watch Ahmadinejad’s speech. You know, someone in the middle of a large lecture ought to just stand up and shout “MORTAL KOMBAT!!!”
@bah SEAS don’t actually want to do engineering, has people noticed that most of them end up going into finance and medicine? So if any of us were serious about engineering we probably wouldn’t have chosen here.
@oops *SEAS kids and have people.
@suggestion There are some captchas that use simple math problems to verify a human user.
“1 + 3 = ?”
And you input 4.
Even non-SEAS students could handle that.
@CCer SEAS= smelly asians and people who couldn’t get into top 10 engineering schools
@#7 poster Jealous?
@umm Jealous of what? SEAS kids transfer to CC all the time, but the opposite almost never happens.
@wow seriously? are we back to freshman year? let’s get over this CC vs. SEAS crap
@Antler Nova You must suck at acroynyms. That’s clearly more than four words, and only the first word corresponds with the first letter. Do us all a favor and never attempt an acrostic poem
@not true that’s not true some people just dont want to go to umich, georgia tech, or cornell. they just dont have the same nyc thing goin on.
@jackass the “smelly asians” in SEAS stereotype is not funny, and it’s not ok. it’s rude, don’t be a jackass.
@Uhh yeah, and no computer could ever crack that captcha
@ZvS Well, we don’t get hit by terribly intelligent spambots. It’d be pretty trivial to crack this one too. It only picks from something like five colors, if I recall correctly; I implemented this freshman year, the details are a little fuzzy. There used to be more colors.
@lover not a hater I LOVE FLOWERS!!!!
they brightened my day.
@color test could this pale color be yellow?
@I'm sorry Bwog but I just don’t buy the no snark thing. Maybe it is just me, but I find the whole spring thing here a little fake and depressing. I mean, one day, Columbia just plants all these flowers – doesn’t it just seem like a sick, depressing comment on the artificiality of the whole place? I mean, it ties right in with the perfectly manicured lawns that we’re barely allowed to go on.
So, please, let’s be snarky about this, so that I don’t feel sad.
p.s., I have the lavender color. purple?
@yes I never know whether it’s purple or pink or lavender or fuschia or whatever. It saddens me.
@Honesty It took me like 2 years to figure out that it was purple. I would always just guess it wrong, and be asked to re-verify with a new color.
Also, hating on SEAS? Do you not have any friends here at Columbia?
@Can I just say As a color-blind Columbia student, I find the color-based human verification test highly problematic. It usually takes me three tries to post a comment. Any chance that you might be willing to reconsider it?
My mother was colorblind–I had no chance.
@ZvS We’re looking into replacing it.
@Commenter 1 Thanks!
@comments if you do change it, please don’t make it the system where you have to read a garbled word. i hate those, and sometimes the words are impossible to read.