Lately I have been in a lot of contact with captchas while earning bitcoin online and thought I would share some of the things I have learned about these frustrating little tests.
First of all CAPTCHA is actually an acronym for “Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart”. So there you go, now you can use that to impress your peers at parties (If they aren’t impressed by this, go and talk to someone else, you don’t need them).
The appearance of some of these captchas can be daunting, but take it slow focusing on what letter at a time. Don’t think you can figure it out? Try anyways, you will get a new one to solve should you fail and with some captchas, you don’t have to get every character correct, often just one of the two ‘words’ will suffice.
Don’t worry about capitalization or white space. Just type in all lowercase without spaces, most captchas I have used aren’t case sensitive and don’t register spaces in your answer.
Uppercase ‘I’ as in igloo, lowercase ‘l’ as in lagoon or the number ‘1’? These characters look so much alike, especially when there are other confusing lines all over the place. Most of the time I go with lowercase ‘l’ (as lamb). I don’t know why, but for me this seem to get the most success.
Remember that you can always refresh the captcha to get a new one or use the audio button to listen to the captcha instead. I hope these tips have helped you even a little bit and if you have any other tips to add, please comment on this post and share with the rest of us.