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Nautical Captcha questions...

Discussion in 'YachtForums Yacht Club' started by YachtForums, Jul 26, 2021.

  1. YachtForums

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    Over the past few weeks we've been bombarded by bots. To register, they need to answer a Captcha question. Over the years, I've kept these questions simple so new members don't get frustrated, but make them nautical in nature to weed out the people who don't have a sincere interest in our topic. Here are some sample questions and answers...

    Q. The crustaceans that stick to the underside of vessels are called? A. Barnacles
    Q. What was the name of the boat in Gilligan's Island? A. Minnow.
    Q. Mooring lines are tied to...? A. Cleats

    Questions need to be difficult enough to weed out bots, but not humans. It's best if the questions don't have well-defined answers on the internet. Even better if the answer is crystal clear to boat-minded folks.

    I need some good Q&As to battle the bots. Post 'em up!
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  2. Ken Bracewell

    Ken Bracewell Senior Member

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    Red Right When...?
  3. YachtForums

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    That's a good 'return'! Might be tough for someone who has never navigated.
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    That would eliminate the funny ones like the kid asking about crossing oceans or fishing.

    Gilligans / minnow would be challenging to younger folks and foreigners
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  6. Ken Bracewell

    Ken Bracewell Senior Member

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    What caused the Titanic to sink?
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    BOAT Break Out Another………
  8. YachtForums

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    This is good! Bots struggle with acronyms, especially if they aren't terms used by the masses.
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  9. YachtForums

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    This would likely be easy for a bot, even easier for humans hired to crack Captchas. A variation on this might work, such as the connection between what sank the Titanic and a salad? Iceberg lettuce.
  10. YachtForums

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    This one might be tough for boating newbies, but it's an easy answer for bots. They search the internet for identical phrases and simply fill in the missing word.
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    Anchor’s chain/line is called a …….
  12. YachtForums

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    All rodes lead to Dag on captcha questions!
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    Thx, I guess..:p
  14. YachtForums

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    I've updated our Captcha questions. Let's see if we outsmarted AI...

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    What should you use to answer this question and also to take a pee onboard?
  16. YachtForums

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    That's using your head! Good Captcha question. :)

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  17. Norseman

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    Good one, doubt the bots will crack it..
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    Then they would be a crack head!
    :D
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    If you want the bots to overheat, try…. “The best anchor is:______.”
  20. JWY

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    Getting the right answer would be a fluke
    :D
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