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The First CAPTCHA I Would Approve Of [Pic]

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keith2
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 2584 Posts
Sunday, March 30, 2014 11:53:31 PM
The vice president of the company I work for has a printout taped to the wall next to his desk with help on how to use their, there, and they're. The vice freakin` president of the company.

5Cats
Male, 50-59, Canada
 28503 Posts
Saturday, March 29, 2014 9:19:05 PM
@Angilion! *run/tackle/hugs*

Sorry, a flashback from my Hostboard days

Native Speakers: That's why I mentioned 2nd and 3rd language ability. Many more people "speak English" than any other language.

How soon is soon?
500 years used to be "fast".
Then 100.
Now a days? 10 years is rapid change. Who knows what will happen in the next decade? The whole world has become more unstable than ever before.

It used to be that Empires would rise and fall. Think of the Toltec, Inca or Aztec. The rest of the world? Unaffected.
But now? We are really ALL in the same boat.

The effects of "Anti-Babylon" would be terrific, I think. But billions think their own language is more important that a "global consensus" and would rather see global suffering than local loss...

Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 12381 Posts
Saturday, March 29, 2014 6:08:28 PM
Considering English speakers are the minority on the web, this fails badly.


*Native* English speakers are a minority on the web, but I'd be surprised if English speakers are. English is extremely widely spoken as a foreign language. It`s the international lingua franca (pun intended, of course).

Trying typing in Mandarin (or Cantonese or any of the Chinese dialects). That`s another reason for using an alphabet-based language online.

he obvious answer would be for a captcha to use the same language as the page it blocks access to. I think it`s a safe assumption that there are common errors in other languages too.

[quote]English is currently the dominant language of the internets. I doubt it will change anytime soon[/quote]

How soon is soon? Other languages have had similar or even greater dominance in the past. Greek comes to mind.

piratefish
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 668 Posts
Saturday, March 29, 2014 5:07:59 PM
This. Is. Awesome.

5Cats
Male, 50-59, Canada
 28503 Posts
Saturday, March 29, 2014 3:18:35 PM
They'd still get in through multiple guessing though...

English is currently the dominant language of the internets. I doubt it will change anytime soon, since China severely restricts the access of it`s citizens. Also: English is the most commonly understood language, if you count 2nd and 3rd languages spoken, eh?

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