Dear web developers and admins,
please stop embedding Google's hideous #ReCaptcha into your websites. Its algorithm is faulty, forcing regular users to click dozens or even hundreds of fire hydrants, bicycles, or traffic lights each day. It puts a 'suspicious activity' flag on users who won't obey to Google's business model - such as people who don't sign into Chrome, use anonymity VPNs, or use browser extensions to suppress common tracking mechanisms. Enough is enough. Stop it.

@kernpanik
Have you ever had the responsibility for a project that was flooded by spambots? Do you know how much work and how much pain it is, to clean it up?
Do you know other measures to distinguish bots from humans or more precisely help against fraud and spam that are as nearly effective and easy to use as ReCaptcha?

Instead of telling people what to do, why don't you try to understand their reasons and then provide other ways of archiving their goals.

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@jamalaka @kernpanik Well,I do have the responsibility.I run a public PeerTube instance and our moderator has to remove several spam videos of the same sort every day.But I'd rather discontinue the service completely than embedding Google spyware bullshit in the page.That's simply a no go.And yes,there are alternatives,for example hcaptcha.com which isn't that hostile to Tor users and I think at least a little bit more privacy friendly.And I also like captcheck.netsyms.com which is open source and could even be self-hosted.

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