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Math Required: Degree of difficulty
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Larry_G
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January 16, 2016 - 8:22 pm

So usually the required math is pretty simple, but those 2-digit addends can be tricky. Perhaps going to 3 digits would keep us even sharper.

I just noticed that the browser auto-complete list for forms drops down when typing the math answer, turning the event into a possible multiple-choice question!

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jafar
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January 17, 2016 - 1:51 am

Larry_G said
So usually the required math is pretty simple, but those 2-digit addends can be tricky. Perhaps going to 3 digits would keep us even sharper.

I just noticed that the browser auto-complete list for forms drops down when typing the math answer, turning the event into a possible multiple-choice question!

 

Hmm, that doesn't sound right.  You shouldn't have to do the captcha, or whatever, every time you post.

Has it always been that way for you?

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Larry_G
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January 17, 2016 - 7:59 pm

(this was not a complaint, just a little math humor, but since you asked...)

Yes, the captcha appears every time I post.

Like this time, there are three options: preview, cancel, and "Do math to save" (grayed out).

Typing in an incorrect answer keeps the Do math grayed out.

Typing in the correct answer converts the grayed Math to an enabled Submit Reply.

I don't see any other boxes or buttons to bypass that requirement to post using this Firefox 39 browser.

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jafar
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January 18, 2016 - 2:20 am

I've forwarded this thread to our webmaster for comment.  I don't get the captcha for this post, and I don't think that is just because I'm an admin.

 

I'm using Chrome.  

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Larry_G
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January 18, 2016 - 7:20 pm

Here I am in Chrome and there is still a math problem below.

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DanielW
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January 19, 2016 - 6:25 am

For what it's worth, I just get the little arithmatic problem.  I am usually on ipad with mercury or firefox but sometimes safari.  Just happy there's a little security.  Glad the problem isn't square roots.

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Jesse
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February 15, 2016 - 4:34 pm

Yeah, the math check is more to make sure that you are a real human than to test your calculus chopsSmile

It's just a spam check. And yes, at this time, all standard members of the forum have to do it for a new topic or reply. (that may change in the near future).

Jafar is a moderator and gets to bypass it.

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Larry_G
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February 15, 2016 - 9:21 pm

It is a better captcha system than trying to read those goofy-looking letters of most.

Now the math for this posting is 1 + 11, the answer in binary is 100.

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John S
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February 15, 2016 - 10:21 pm

Required math problem each time seems to discourage posting-not what we want.

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