Ticketmaster drop near-impossible Captcha for new, easier system
Great news for gig-goers who despise being made to stare at incomprehensible puzzles before buying tickets to see their favourite acts – the wretched Captcha that is used by Ticketmaster is being replaced with a slightly simpler version.
The new system will ask users to identify and type in actual words instead of the randomly-generated gobbledegook that currently appears when you’re trying to get your hands on tickets for Little Mix or Scooby Doo On Ice.
Ticketmaster is about to start using a system devised by a company called Solve Media, which will ask for well-known phrases, or offer simple multiple choice questions.
Spokestypes for the ticket-pimping behemoth say that they’re happy with trials of the new system and that the average puzzle-solving time has been slashed from 14 seconds to just seven. 2013 just got interesting... or something.