We use CAPTCHA’s in various sections of EzineArticles in order to prevent non-humans from doing various activities within the site.
Rather than show random useless numbers, words or phrases… we decided to integrate components of the EzineArticles article writing & marketing brands into the various words and phrases that will now show up.
You can click on the CAPTCHA scroll thing on the upper left of the CAPTCHA to check out the various words and phrases we dreamed up that relate to EzineArticles in some way.
How’d we do it? Our developers just hacked our existing CAPTCHA code to rotate our list of words & phrases in…instead of a random generator.
Factoid: CAPTCHA stands for Complete Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart.
What the heck is a “Turing test” you ask? It’s a test of a machine or computers ability to demonstrate intelligence.
Anyway, not a major innovation, but each small improvement adds to the whole experience.
Lastly, sorry… we won’t be sharing the extensive list of words & phrases being used in order to prevent abuse.