CANDACE (Candy)  STEVENS, Helping Taxpayers Resolve IRS problems (Number Cruncher LLC)

Spam prevention
Staff
101,883
ActiveRain Member Support
Seattle, WA

Hi Candy,

The captcha  is for newer members until they reach a certain point level (I want to say 50,000).  It's primarily there there to prevent spam profiles that join the community from leaving comments.

Jan 13, 2021 08:30 PM
Rainmaker
813,373
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

It's a common security feature these days.

Jan 14, 2021 04:15 AM
Ambassador
5,037,129
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Time to accelerate your earning of points.

Jan 14, 2021 08:47 AM
Ambassador
2,451,636
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

I like the idea if it deters spammers from commenting! Thanks ARMS.

Jan 14, 2021 06:39 AM
Rainmaker
1,662,615
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

I guess it is working! 

Jan 14, 2021 05:27 AM
Rainmaker
1,337,563
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Member support gave you the definitive answer.  We had a very bad issue with spammer comments last year, hence the new precautions.

Jan 13, 2021 09:56 PM
Ambassador
3,939,957
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Oh, interesting, Candy! I have not ever seen that but, hope how soon it resolves for you.

Jan 13, 2021 08:26 PM
Ambassador
3,167,839
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS CRB, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Yes sometimes that happen....I'll think about when it does and let you know.  It's weird.

Jan 13, 2021 08:25 PM
Rainmaker
939,389
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Hmmm...

Jan 14, 2021 09:32 AM
Rainmaker
2,949,865
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Reach the necessary points needed to make that disappear!  Yes, it is a PITA for you however it helps the overall community by reducing the number of spam comments.  

Hang in there CANDACE (Candy) STEVENS 

Jan 14, 2021 08:50 AM
Rainmaker
850,070
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

This is the 'lesser pain' of continuouss effortto combat spam bots and the incondiserate. Today AR experience for users is much more pleasant than the pages and pages of spam in which we all waded through.
It is unfortunate that the 'ill behaved' does make life more frustrating for us all.

Jan 14, 2021 05:27 AM
Rainmaker
4,565,728
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I was wondering if you had been signed in, but Support answered.

Jan 14, 2021 05:17 AM
Rainmaker
793,079
Peter Mohylsky. Beach Expert
PrimeSouth Properties - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
THE BEACH IS OPEN

Not me.. 

Jan 14, 2021 04:55 AM
Rainmaker
3,726,695
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I was surprised by this until I read the response from Member Support.

Jan 14, 2021 04:31 AM
Rainmaker
3,855,361
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

And, now thanks to ActiveRain Member Support, I too know the answer! 

Jan 14, 2021 04:28 AM
Rainmaker
3,517,689
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Strange I have not have that issue in months hope it is not a reoccuring problem

Jan 13, 2021 10:00 PM
Ambassador
3,000,262
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I think it's a point level, but if keep commenting and posting regularly I think it will go away.

Jan 13, 2021 08:40 PM
Rainmaker
837,060
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

It has been a while since I have seen a complaint about spammers. Captcha must be working!

Jan 14, 2021 10:12 AM
Rainmaker
2,591,054
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

It is hard to believe that robots are so aggresive that they need outing?

Jan 14, 2021 09:18 AM
Rainmaker
5,178,452
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Candace,

You have your answer. I think this is to prevent hackers and spammers. A

Jan 13, 2021 08:46 PM
Rainmaker
440,550
Susie Kay
Ultra Real Estate Dallas Fort Worth - Plano, TX
North Dallas Specialist

I didn't experience that but I'm seeing less spammers here and no alphabet ghost!

Jan 14, 2021 11:00 AM
Rainmaker
6,168,877
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

You have a good answer from member support. 

Jan 15, 2021 07:23 AM