I failed the spam report captcha on dev.to (20+ times)

yellow1912 profile image yellow1912 ・1 min read

I saw several spam posts today on dev.to and tried to report. Unfortunately, I failed the captcha like 20 times and finally gave up.

It makes me think though, what is the priority here? We can post without any captcha, but cannot report spam behavior without going through hoops.

On another hand, asking a human to prove himself a human while using a flawed script can be really annoying and frustrating.


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And Sir, you nailed it.
It takes over 5 minutes to validate and is a waste of time.
I flagged an 'escort' service post in the community and was frustrated beyond patience but had to still do for keeping the site clean