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Why has IMDb added an additional step to log-in?

The additional "enter the name of the movie or person above" step makes logging in more difficult

Particularly for those of us who use no-script add-ons

And particularly for those of us on iphones and ipads: captcha characters tiny and nearly unreadable
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Posted 5 years ago

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gromit82, Champion

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I agree with Xander that this is unnecessary. I don't understand why a registered user should be required to prove that they are not a bot.
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Jim Considine

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This feels like a little too much extra security for a website focussed on pleasure. Perhaps IMDB would at least consider using a service that is more user-friendly than Captcha.  I hate to admit it but sometimes Captcha wins and I have to wear the bot suit all day as a consolation. 
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discolust

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It's not just that there is a captcha but the ones I get are just ridiculous. Any idea what... Linda's last name is?

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Michaela Dove

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That's crazy... >.<
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Linda Cardellini

I agree with you though, that's really hard to read. I got lucky and googled "linda ini" based on what was readable and she was the first name to come up. I shouldn't need to use google (and get lucky) to read a captcha.
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I agree...those things tend to wreak havoc with some devices.
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Michael Smith

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The IMDB captcha needs to go!
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Write a reply:  For years, logging in was a matter of a few clicks, my username and password were already there, and voila! Now, you would think I was accessing a swiss bank account! I am a daily user of 'Cclean' to clear cookies, hence I log in each time. Having to enter my complex password and the CAPTCHA each time is very inconvenient.
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Alex Mills

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Agreed, now you would think it is like you are logging into the cia or the european space agency network or something....for just a movie site, it is madness!!!
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Michael Smith

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Bruce, I use Lastpass.com pw manager. Makes life a lot easier, though the pita IMDB captcha still gets in the way.
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It would be just spiffy if staff could respond to this. Otherwise, it's just a burgeoning bitch session. Aside from demeaning Captcha codes - I'm sure someone thought it'd be 'entertaining' and soften the blow if we only had to type in star names - it's very insulting to long-time users. If this is your answer to trolls, then put a time limit and/or activity profile on the system. I could count on one hand the times I've participated in the message board community, except for contributor forums. All other activity is in the submission system. So, I and many others should be excluded from this ridiculousness. Put a time limit on the Captcha, say one or two years, and look at the activity in which the user is participating.
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Michaela Dove

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Staff agrees, that's why they're not commenting.
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Anton Chekhov

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This new "capcha" requirement is extremely annoying especially if you've been an registered user for many years. Get RID of it!!!
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In my experience Capcha is usually used to ensure that there is a human trying to log in, not a computer bot. If that is the case here, then I suspect this is an attempt to stop Vote Stuffing and/or StarMeter manipulation.
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I accept that, and it's more logical than troll prevention, but I still say they ought to be looking at account activity. I can - again - count on one hand the number of times I've voted on anything on site. Profiling the accounts could relieve a lot of frustration for those of us who only submit or vote normally.
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Maybe instead everyone should get to log in directly, unless there is suspicion that they might be a bot, in which case they should be subject to a captcha.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Increased login complexity.


For years, logging in was a matter of a few clicks, my username and password were already there, and voila! Now, you would think I was accessing a swiss bank account! I am a daily user of 'Cclean' to clear cookies, hence I log in each time. Having to enter my complex password and the CAPTCHA each time is very inconvenient.
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What on earth is wrong with the person who thought this is a good idea ?

Even paypal or my bank doesn't have Captcha/image verification, why on earth does imdb ?

For registering ? Okay, but logging in ? What is wrong with you ?
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Oh ferchrissakes who are the douches running this site? It just gets worse year after year. GET RID OF THE CAPTCHA NOW! Yes I am using caps because guess what? Staff hasn't replied after a month and 25 or so desperate frustrated complaints about this problem, so it's not like anyone at IMDB actually reads these boards. It's just a sham for people like us to vent and pretend it's actual customer service.


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Michaela Dove

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Staff agrees, that's why they're not commenting.
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As Michaela said...plus they marked it as "answered" meaning, well, it's been appropriately answered and nothing more needs to be said.
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Michael Smith

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Don't you love getting this page after signing in?

http://www.imdb.com/oauth/closer - We have logged you in. If this window doesn't automatically close, please close the window.
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I can't even read the damned CAPTCHA on my large screen monitor, hence the Facebook login! This is not how I prefer logging in, but maybe they've signed a deal with Facebook to force people to use that service and not get CAPTCHA'd every time they tr to use their normal accounts??!???!?!?!??!?!

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Alex Mills

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Sadly, this seems to be the way the web is going, facebook dominance...I prefer to use disconnect.me so I cannot be tracked by anything, imdb have just done an excellent job at elienating their long term loyal users.
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One hopes that there is a special Hell in which the villains who invented Captcha must spend all eternity solving intricate captchas every time they need to scratch an itch.  One hopes that the idiots responsible for the IMDB login system join them there.
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In September IMDb's log-in process will be more difficult for many people:

https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/upcoming_changes_to_imdb_login_process
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While IMDb's Captcha is easier than most sites' it's still too hard.

Even Google understood that and changed their ReCAPTCHA design. Maybe IMDb should use ReCAPTCHA or KeyCAPTCHA instead?
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Agnes Nutter

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I give up, the captcha is a pita if, like mine, your eyesight is not great. I will export my watch list and won't bother trying to log in again. I do not and never will use Facecrook. Clearly IMDB don't care about their users.

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