A General Guide to Captcha and Succeeding with One-Clicks


These days with the various number of sites as well as various bots supporting said various sites selling coveted shoes and streetwear, captcha has become an all-important feature that is disjoint from all other normal site features and the whole copping process in general.

Before we go deep into Captcha and succeeding with it, let's get a little background info on it. Captcha stands for, "Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart." Now that whole sentence doesn't really matter, but it's an important device that's been used for separating out what should be bots and other non-human users compared to human users since it's inception in 1997. Currently the normal captcha you see today is called reCaptcha, and it's a service that is owned by Google. Captcha normally pops up a square panel with various images or words on it as well as a question on prompt. It is then up to the user to choose and click on the correct inputs to the question to pass the captcha and prove that you are indeed a human. This works because it is often the case that bots or software cannot reliably solve these questions properly because the captchas use images and other hard to programmatically decipher problems. This however is quickly not becoming the case today with expansive and new image/AI technologies being developed, but for now captcha is thought to be one of, if not the best deterrents of mass dispensable bots and other nonhuman user technologies. 


Now however, there are a few nuances to captcha. One is that often times, users don't even have to solve such said captchas, and are set as good-to-go with a simple single click of the the captcha prompt button. With that single click you are then checked off, should captcha decide so. So, why is this the case? These days captcha, specifically reCaptcha (which is again owned by Google) has been inputted various algorithms that can search your current web-browsing data and cookies to determine for itself whether or not you are a human or not, before even giving a prompt puzzle. The exact algorithm for determining this status known as captcha "one-clicks" is unknown, and has never been publicly released. This is because should the secret sauce be released and widely understood, bots and softwares can specifically create counter-measures to make itself seem more human like. However, there are various hints as to what causes this phenomenon.

One of the biggest indicators of whether captcha determines human-ness is if you use a gmail -- more specifically if you're logged in, it's active (as in the gmail has been used frequently to send human-like messages), and is older. So if you're logged into a gmail, which means you go to gmail.com, and an email by default loads, you drastically increase your chances of getting a one-click captcha. This is thought to be because gmail is a Google service, and as a result have special access to gmail related cookies and email information that they can reliably determine as human or not. 

Now with gmail, there's an even bigger nuance. And that's if you have a special gmail that isn't widely available and theoretically further increases your chances of being a human to Google. And that's if you have a college, or sometimes a high school gmail. Many colleges and other schools have special deals with Google to incorporate a school run domain through the gmail G-suite. These emails however can only be given one per student theoretically most of the time (while normal gmails can be mass produced easily) and are as a result seen as more human-like to Google. 

Now with gmails and how they help with captcha out of the way, another nuance in determining one-clicks is determining which of your emails is the best for captcha. And this is because Google seems to mainly look at your main email logged in -- the email that loads by default when you go to gmail.com. For example, if you have two emails you frequently use -- only the email that loads by default will be used to determine captcha. And so if this email doesn't give you one-clicks, next time try singing out of this email, and only leave the other gmail signed in. Then try encountering captcha again and see if you get any difference in type of captcha prompted.

You can test captchas and your captcha status here.

With Supreme. 

So for Dot users, our Supreme bot doesn't offer an auto-captcha solver. This is because a captcha solver is utterly useless for Supreme specifically. If you notice when purchasing items on Supreme, captcha does not often even pop up at all for many users. The reason is that Supreme only prompts captcha is you have a *non* one-click captcha status. If you have a one-click captcha status according to Google's system, no captcha prompt will even come up with Supreme. And if you do get a captcha prompt, unlike most sites where a one-click captcha is usually enough, this captcha will *always* give you a non one-click captcha prompt -- and bots cannot solve captchas as stated beforehand in the article. On bots like Dashe where captcha is often encountered on many sites by default, Dashe's auto-click feature can one-click captchas and you'd be good to go. But this as explained, is not the case with Supreme. For some reason how it's been currently done, Supreme does not prompt up any captcha at all if you are a one-click captcha user status. 

Temporarily losing one-click status.

Now having one-click captcha status in one moment does not mean in any way that you always keep that same status. However, it usually means you can usually go back to a one-click status after a certain amount of time. Captcha, as you do more and more, prompts up harder captcha prompts. And so if you're getting one click-captcha currently, but solve 20 captchas in a row in a 5 minute period, Google will provide you with non-one-click captchas, and even with increasingly harder to solve captchas. This intuitively makes sense because a user that has to constantly encounter captcha sounds like a bot effort. Why should as user have to checkout items 20 times in a row on a shopping page with a bot filtering captcha prompt. However, if you get non one-click captcha after a while, don't worry about it, and just stop solving anymore captchas. Usually within a few hours to a day, you'll be back to solving captchas with just one-click.


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