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Anybody besides me tired of constant captchas getting here?

Post #1by Janus » 07.06.2020, 20:45

A general question about an irritant.

I have been getting hit with captchas visiting this site ~7/8 of the time.
Has anyone else had this problem, or is it just me?

Running latest seamonkey, 2.53.2, as of this writing.
It is a suite rather than just a bare browser, which I prefer.
Has large degree of current firefox compatibility.

At first it went through easily.
Over time however, I had to either retry, or pass a captcha.
The last few weeks in particular, I have had to do the captcha thing over and over, basically every time.
It has gotten bad enough I have not been checking things here as often as I prefer because of the frustration.

I would like to know if others are having this problem, or if it is just me.


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Post #2by Anthony_B_Russo10 » 07.06.2020, 21:31

I have also had this problem occur under Google Chrome 83 on Windows 7 Professional, on Google Chrome 49 on Mac OS X 10.6.8 Snow Leopard, Chromium on Linux Mint 19.3, and on TenFourFox on Mac OS X 10.4.11 Tiger. Considering how long it's been, Cloudflare has done its job but has become more trouble then it's worth (especially when I want to check the Forums while I'm on Windows XP or MacOS 9.2.2).

And I let this it long enough while check that this had an affect on TenFourFox that I had to go through another Captcha.
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Post #3by SevenSpheres » 07.06.2020, 21:39

I occasionally get captchas - including just now. It seems to be happening for most members in the Americas but not members elsewhere.
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Post #4by Gurren Lagann » 07.06.2020, 21:46

Ever since the captchas were first implemented, they simply never left me alone! There wasnt a single morning that i didnt have to check the captcha... for the last two months or so!

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Post #5by Lafuente_Astronomy » 07.06.2020, 21:48

As of today, I still didn't experience the Capcha problem. It still leads me straight to the site. I'll update if it eventually comes to me
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Post #6by Tegmine » 08.06.2020, 00:00

I put an addon onto Firefox...takes care of it for now. I can see the "usefulness" for non-members, but for registered members (who have already proved they're not bots) it is just plain annoying.

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Post #7by bh » 10.06.2020, 07:42

Happens every time for me.
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Post #8by jujuapapa » 10.06.2020, 08:39

Same causes, same effects for everybody ! :eek: :fie:
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Post #9by Tegmine » 10.06.2020, 12:12

Does it actually serve a purpose? Aside from annoying the living?

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Post #10by selden » 10.06.2020, 13:36

Bots usually have problems recognizing pictures of the named objects.

FWIW, I haven't experienced any for several days.
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Post #11by cubicApoc » 10.06.2020, 16:52

Meanwhile I get one several times a day.

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Post #12by onetwothree » 10.06.2020, 16:57

On one computer I have it sometimes, on another with a few useful addons I'm even unable to load all required crap. But when I see it I never select required images and always pass verification :)

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Post #13by Lafuente_Astronomy » 10.06.2020, 19:57

Lafuente_Astronomy wrote:As of today, I still didn't experience the Capcha problem. It still leads me straight to the site. I'll update if it eventually comes to me

And I still can access the Forums without any capchaas of now. Weird
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Post #14by Janus » 10.06.2020, 20:57

For me, it continues to get worse.

Now I have to do captcha every visit, no exceptions.
I have gone so far as trying it, getting a captcha, then closing my web browser, and trying it again after relaunch.
Nothing I do is making any difference.
Getting sick of picking out trains, planes & bicycles.
The fact that it happens several times a day, even when I visited only hours before, is infuriating.

The part that puzzles me is that at first, it only delayed a few seconds, once in a while up to ten seconds, then went through.
When I started getting the captchas, I would close the window, then reclick the link, and it would go through.
After a while it took two tries, then three, when it reached seven, I resorted to doing the captchas.

I am considering just checking in once a week, or every other week, until the captcha thing starts working properly again.


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Post #15by Anthony_B_Russo10 » 10.06.2020, 21:19

I just got another captcha just to check this, Cloudflare either needs to get its captchas to behave or it needs to go.
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Post #16by MrSpace43 » 10.06.2020, 22:15

I get one between about once every few days, and once every week. I just refresh the page again to skip it.
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Post #17by LukeCEL » 10.06.2020, 22:25

For me I rarely get captchas. However, when I go to https://celestia.space/forum/, often Cloudflare doesn't let me in the first time, but seems to "reload" again and again.

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Post #18by Anthony_B_Russo10 » 11.06.2020, 09:50

I just had two captchas in a row to get here.
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Post #19by Gurren Lagann » 11.06.2020, 14:43

So far, the captcha (or what i like to call the "Captchavirus") has appeared and infected in:
North America (I only saw reports from the US so far)
South America (I got it, being a brazillian)
Western Europe (Russia didnt get it yet)
India (someone on Discord got the forum captchas as well)
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Post #20by trappistplanets » 11.06.2020, 16:47

i hate those things


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