Re: [BCAB] Microsoft and Captchas goshawk on horseback 08 Nov 2012 15:50 GMT

stupid or what!
I have had this same problem on a couple of sites also, where I can't get
setup with them because there is no audio captcha, but then when I try to
contact them, again, a captcha with no audio version before I can tell them
about the problem, so I can't tell them about it because I can't get past
the captchas, now that solona is no more.
ultra frustrating!

Simon

----- Original Message -----
From: "Derek Naysmith" <derek.naysmith@googlemail.com>
To: "bcab list" <bcab@lists.bcab.org.uk>
Sent: Thursday, November 08, 2012 2:42 PM
Subject: [BCAB] Microsoft and Captchas

Having just upgraded to Windows 8 I have discovered that Microsoft has
started a love affair with Captchas.  Once you have Windows 8 in place you
need to register with the App store to get access to handy apps. Why I
couldn't use my Windows Live account I don't know but when you register for
an App store account there is a captcha on the page! Just to make life
interesting there is no alternative available on the page!!

Having registered, and I am still waiting for my confirmation email, you
need to complete a Captcha when you log in and, you guessed it, there is no
audio equivalent.

In an attempt to vent my frustration I went to send an email to the App
store via the 'contact us' pages. Unfortunately before you can send an email
you need to enter a Captcha!

All this frustration and annoyance because my wife wants Spider solitaire on
my PC and Microsoft don't include games with Windows 8.

Derek Naysmith

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