Opened 7 years ago

Closed 6 years ago

#6424 closed defect (fixed)

Reword Captcha redirect message

Reported by: mikeperry Owned by: mikeperry
Priority: High Milestone:
Component: TorBrowserButton Version:
Severity: Keywords: tbb-usability
Cc: gnorcie@… Actual Points:
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Description (last modified by mikeperry)

http://petsymposium.org/2012/papers/hotpets12-1-usability.pdf points out that the captcha redirect message confuses users and is filled with jargon. It should either go away, or be reworded.

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Change History (5)

comment:1 Changed 7 years ago by arma

Cc: gnorcie@… added

comment:2 in reply to:  description Changed 7 years ago by arma

Replying to mikeperry:

Since startpage provides Google search results, I am leaning towards simply disabling the warning entirely and always redirecting.

When I do a search on google, it's because I meant to do a search on google. Making me automatically and retroactively have done something different would indeed make me unhappy as a user.

comment:3 Changed 7 years ago by mikeperry

Description: modified (diff)
Summary: Eliminate/reword Captcha redirect messageReword Captcha redirect message

You're right. In my rage, I forgot that the same captcha url format is present for news, images, etc... Otherwise I'd totally do it. I really can't stand that 403 message, and nothing is worse than pulling the lever on having to solve 3 captchas or just getting outright banned. It's like the worst slot machine ever... I'd rather play "The Lottery".

comment:4 Changed 7 years ago by greg

If you said WHY you are redirecting, rather than merely that you are redirecting, users would probably be much more willing to tolerate said redirect.

comment:5 Changed 6 years ago by mikeperry

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

This message is gone. Now that startpage is our homepage and default search engine, we've removed the captcha message entirely.

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