What do Omegle's captchas accomplish?
You'll probably still get spam bots, but at least your odds of getting spam-related spam will go up.The downside to CAPTCHAs is that they're a little too easy to crack, and you should use them only when you absolutely have to. If someone is trying to break in on your account (like they did to me), they're probably trying to steal your password or something. Otherwise, you can just use CAPTCHAs to prevent the attacker from logging in with your account.I haven't had any problems with CAPTCHAs with non-English accounts, though. They work fine for me, even with the Spanish-speaking people at the site.If you use CAPTCHAs and don't find anything else that helps, please let me know so I can add it here.
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So what are the downsides? The most obvious is that there are now two separate servers. So you might lose your CAPTCHA if your website gets attacked and you have a CAPTCHA on the wrong one. But in the end, that's an advantage over having the CAPTCHA on one server; you can keep a separate CAPTCHA. So, I've only lost one CAPTCHA in the last year, and that was with some really bad spam. You could probably guess what it was -- it was spam bots that had the wrong CAPTCHA, but there were a couple of other factors involved that made it worth it. I don't think that CAPTCHAs are inherently a bad thing, so I don't think I'll go back to them in the future.The downside of having multiple servers is that it may be harder to patch the code between them. In the end, that's more of a problem than the CAPTCHA. For example, I wrote an anti-spam algorithm for Omegle; it was supposed to detect bot-spamming, but I've not seen it work that well -- even when it works, it's very sensitive to the exact location of the CAPTCHA.