# How the hell am I supposed to type this

Discussion in 'The Edge of the Forum' started by EpicJungle, Oct 4, 2011.

# How the hell am I supposed to type this

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Aug 28, 2009

DAFACK?!

2. ### BrightNekoPopcorn ball

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Dec 11, 2010
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thats how, have fun with your rom

3. ### EpicJunglestop browbeating me can't you see i'm sexy

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Aug 28, 2009
omg thank you so much; i have learnt a lot from you

4. ### soulxGBAtemp Legend

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Apr 4, 2009
protip: you don't have to type out the second word.

5. ### person66If it isn't edited, it isn't a true person66 post

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Jun 16, 2009
LOL, you think that's bad? Recently a lot of re-captchas that I do (like every 1 in 10) have random Chinese or Japanese characters that I have no clue how to type. Luckily I found out that the second word doesn't have to be correct.

6. ### shlongin memoriam of gravitas

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8. ### prowlerSony

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another protip: you can refresh the captcha.

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Dat image.

10. ### FAST6191Techromancer

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Nov 21, 2005
$\frac{1}{e!}d{}^{l+1}f(x)(X(x))$

Anyhow the second word is to help improve optical character recognition and/or digitise printed works. This is the sort of thing OCR has trouble with so such things often appear.

11. ### VehoThe man who cried "Ni".

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Apr 4, 2006
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Hey, it's not my fault the forum won't let me paste the equation in any other way.

12. ### SinHarvest24Shiroyasha

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If you work out the equation, it'll be less/easier to type!

13. ### raulpicaWith your drill, thrust to the sky!

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Oct 23, 2007
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Yep, the second word is required only if you want to help with the "captcha-project" or something, which betters OCR systems.

14. ### shlongin memoriam of gravitas

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So basically never type the 2nd word, and captcha'll stop existing?

15. ### zygieGBAtemp Regular

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Apr 16, 2009
Well, it'll still be there, but you wouldn't be helping in digitizing old documents and stuff. Not unless everyone in the world does it wrong and the project will be useless.

16. ### ThesolcityWherever the light shines, it casts a shadow.

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Oct 2, 2010
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No its only certain words. One's that font is different from the "Original". One's that have numbers, symbols, or anything out of the ordinary aren't "valid" words and you can type anything (or nothing ) in that slot.

17. ### raulpicaWith your drill, thrust to the sky!

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Oct 23, 2007
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This. If you insert wrong letters, books will get digitalized wrongly around the world. (not really, they'll just need lots and lots of manual correction)

So think twice before entering wrong letters in the captcha, you might kill hundreds of old books for the new generations.

Don't do that. Do your civil duty, and save the knowledge for future generations!

18. ### soulxGBAtemp Legend

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Apr 4, 2009
Well, I would assume it takes the responses of people around the world and pick the one that was chosen the most.

Unless everyone writes the wrong word.

19. ### VehoThe man who cried "Ni".

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Apr 4, 2006
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I'll just enter "poop" as the second word and thereby insert poop into hundreds of old books

20. ### VehoThe man who cried "Ni".

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There was an initiative to enter a certain word but I guess it never took off.