If you thought websites making you type in indecipherable phrases through their CAPTCHA tests was frustrating, you’re lucky you’re not a China Railway ticket buyer.
Potential ticket buyers on the site are required to correctly match one of eight total images with a presented word after logging in. However, netizens on Chinese social media are complaining that the task is confusing and ridiculous.
One example: Which one of the photos below is of a “roasted duck”? (choose all)
Another example shows how users are often given multiple words: which of the photos below show a salad or a sleeping bag? (There is only one correct answer.)
China Railway recently adopted the verification system in order to stop scalpers from purchasing tickets and reselling them at higher prices.