Robert_Charlton - 11:20 pm on Oct 4, 2010 (gmt 0)
Hi abrodski - As noted earlier in this thread, I also wasn't seeing the captcha image displayed, and I'm still not. And, as you note, the alt text to the captcha does suggest the captcha is optional....
If you can read this, you do not have images enabled.
No problem; just leave the textbox below empty.
Anyway, they are still having problems. Until they fix it, I feel that they should at least post an "out of order" sign.
In general, I'd give Google very low marks for the behind-the-scenes part of its site. Links are frequently broken, eg, and amazingly, Google provides no way to contact a webmaster to report a problem. Very bad example for the rest of us.