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This is just a small feature request.

I understand that it's necessary to check that a poster is human when they're giving an answer if they submit the answer within a short period of time after selecting the answer box. However, would it be possible to put a reasonable reputation cap on this feature?

I often find I begin to write a comment and it slowly turns into an answer without me realising. I decide to finish writing the answer in the comment box, then just ctrl+a, ctrl+c, click the answer box, ctrl+v, submit. The problem with this approach is that the system then thinks I'm not human and I have to submit a captcha check to prove my humanity - which can be mildly annoying, as well as a little condescending. It seems unlikely to me that an account of someone with a high level of reputation on the site would be used for spamming except in the (I assume rare) case that the account has been compromised, and so I don't think this request is unreasonable.

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    $\begingroup$ How can you be sure that you are human? What if you're just a really good AI software? $\endgroup$ – Asaf Karagila Jan 21 '14 at 22:54
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    $\begingroup$ Then I guess I'd be smart enough for the captchas too and they're still unnecessary :D. $\endgroup$ – Dan Rust Jan 21 '14 at 23:05
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    $\begingroup$ What if you're only programmed to think that you're smart enough for that? $\endgroup$ – Asaf Karagila Jan 21 '14 at 23:09
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    $\begingroup$ I am I programmed to also have an existential crisis right now? $\endgroup$ – Dan Rust Jan 21 '14 at 23:10
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    $\begingroup$ Daniel, only artificial programs have existential crises. Humans just exist. I suggest you find your programmer and ask him to correct that... $\endgroup$ – Asaf Karagila Jan 22 '14 at 0:02
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    $\begingroup$ If you think captcha is bad now, you should have seen it in the early days, see this thread. The captchas will get less frequent the higher your rep. $\endgroup$ – Bill Dubuque Jan 22 '14 at 1:29
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    $\begingroup$ What if Daniel Rust's programmer is just really good AI software? $\endgroup$ – user714630 Jan 22 '14 at 2:19
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    $\begingroup$ According to this MSO answer, it appears that all you would have to do is wait 5 seconds between clicking on the edit-box and submitting your post to avoid the captcha. (And after reaching 10K you only have to wait 2.5 secs.) $\endgroup$ – user642796 Jan 22 '14 at 7:46
  • $\begingroup$ I still get captchas sometimes, and usually the answers I write are long and not copy-pasted. $\endgroup$ – Andrés E. Caicedo Jan 22 '14 at 7:56
  • $\begingroup$ @AndresCaicedo: Interesting.... I honestly can't remember doing a captcha here. I assume I had to do one on my first post, and maybe even a few more until my reputation sufficiently increased, but in the last couple years, I don't think I've gotten one. $\endgroup$ – user642796 Jan 22 '14 at 8:02

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