Rapidshare Is Stupid

Don’t know if you’ve seen this or not, but Rapidshare’s latest captcha is the stupidest thing I’ve ever seen. I mean honestly, it took me the best part of a minute to figure out.

Seriously? Type the letters that have a cat next to them? Which idiot came up with that?



By Vivan Jayant on 11 May 2008 at 19:50:

This is why I only use Rapidshare premium. On the other hand, it’s good for them; making an OCR for this would be very difficult.

By Adam on 11 May 2008 at 20:58:

I guess if i can’t tell the difference between a stretched cat and a stretched dog, a bot wont be able to either. Thats something anyway.

By Kevin Spencer on 11 May 2008 at 21:44:

Vivan… well yeah, it is good for Rapidshare and not just for thwarting the bots. They’re also trying to force people to upgrade to the premium by annoying the users into doing it. I wonder how that will work out for them. There are plenty of other sharing sites out there that don’t employ as ridiculous a captcha system so will be interesting to see how many people bail in favor of something else.

By detoxtech on 06 October 2009 at 08:30:

Rapidshare is simply the most popular file sharing site. i mostly download and upload my files on them. i also bought 2 premium accounts from rapidshare, one for me and the other one for my girlfriend.