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Re: What's the deal with each post requiring a CAPTCHA?

Post by vtsnowedin » Sat 12 Dec 2015, 15:02:25

Tanada wrote:For the first time in a few weeks I got caught in Captcha land again this morning, anyone else having issues?
I getting the usual "invalid session" notice plus having to log in again then cut and paste to get a post through. :x

Re: What's the deal with each post requiring a CAPTCHA?

Post by Tanada » Sat 12 Dec 2015, 10:37:41

For the first time in a few weeks I got caught in Captcha land again this morning, anyone else having issues?

Re: What's the deal with each post requiring a CAPTCHA?

Post by Outcast_Searcher » Wed 25 Nov 2015, 13:05:50

Pops wrote:Don't take it personally, you sound rather paranoid.
it is not board software but the proxy, it's happening to mods as well as everyone else

Thanks Pops. Respectfully, I don't know why saying I don't like it is seen as "paranoid". Nor do I see why trying to make a productive suggestion that exempting a list of long term posters with a record of good behavior (relative to the COC, reasonable courtesy, etc, and that I believe I am part of that group) should be seen as paranoid.

I AM NOT suggesting that this is only happening to me, or is happening to me more than anyone else -- just that the way it is implemented, it has an impact. I was polite. I was not angry or spewing (IMO).

It sounds like if it's the proxy, then it will happen to everyone, period. So be it -- I can certainly accept that (and not be paranoid at all about it).

I certainly can change my habits and go to saving the text of my posts -- I just prefer using the tool on the site I'm posting to, as provided. Call it a habit, but perhaps an unrealistic habit given what the modern internet has morphed into.

Re: What's the deal with each post requiring a CAPTCHA?

Post by Pops » Wed 25 Nov 2015, 12:49:34

Don't take it personally, you sound rather paranoid.
it is not board software but the proxy, it's happening to mods as well as everyone else

If things are working correctly the proxy server should remember you for 12 months after you perform the anti-spam task. Try deleting the board cookies (link @ bottom of page) then restarting your browser and them making a test post.

btw, my habit for years now is to always copy before previewing or posting. Doesn't fix the problem but saves the post.

Re: What's the deal with each post requiring a CAPTCHA?

Post by Outcast_Searcher » Wed 25 Nov 2015, 12:36:59

I got nailed again, after a lot of work on a post.

What I HATE is how for me, then it always refuses to let me post, even when I fill out the Captcha, so my work is lost.

So I guess I either quit participating here, or start saving the text of posts in a word processor and doing a copy/paste.

Since I NEVER spam or advertise or post abusive stuff that wildly (or willfully) violates the spirit of the COC -- I don't see why the moderators can't exempt long time members from this NONSENSE -- UNTIL they show they deserve it for bad posting behavior -- and receive fair warning.

For short term members and especially newbies who are unfortunately possibly spammers, etc. I understand the need for a device like this completely. Not for those who post responsibly (even if not popular among the short term doomer community :P ).

Just one man's opinion, but I think wasting long term members' time with this errant approach is disrespectful to such members, and I don't appreciate it.

Re: What's the deal with each post requiring a CAPTCHA?

Post by vox_mundi » Mon 23 Nov 2015, 10:29:06

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Re: What's the deal with each post requiring a CAPTCHA?

Post by Cog » Mon 23 Nov 2015, 10:26:32

No more captcha for a day or so. The problem is fixed from my perspective. And a damn good thing too. I have much to post about.

Re: What's the deal with each post requiring a CAPTCHA?

Post by Pops » Mon 23 Nov 2015, 10:14:57

I talked to admin again and he twirled some knobs and pulled some levers.

I haven't had a captch in a couple of days.

How about you all?

Re: What's the deal with each post requiring a CAPTCHA?

Post by KaiserJeep » Fri 20 Nov 2015, 12:38:36

Things are seemingly back to normal this morning. Thank you, moderators and admins.

Re: What's the deal with each post requiring a CAPTCHA?

Post by Lore » Wed 18 Nov 2015, 18:58:32

If you keep your replies to the size of the average Tweet your okay. Otherwise, blowing your cookies seems to work for a bit. You're still flagged by Cloud Flare's captcha, but you don't go into an endless loop.

Re: What's the deal with each post requiring a CAPTCHA?

Post by Pops » Wed 18 Nov 2015, 17:57:21

good tip kub.

Also try deleting board cookies. Not sure if that helps but at least it feels like striking a blow against homeland security... er, PO.com, for putting them there to begin with.

..."delete all board cookies" is at the bottom of the page...

Re: What's the deal with each post requiring a CAPTCHA?

Post by kublikhan » Wed 18 Nov 2015, 17:40:37

When I first tried to post, my posts would get erased after I clicked Preview/Submit. So I tried updating my connection settings and removed my proxy server(I'm running proxomitron). My posts no longer disappear after completing the captcha. If anyone else has the same problem and they are running through a proxy server you might want to try that as well and see if it helps.

Re: What's the deal with each post requiring a CAPTCHA?

Post by vox_mundi » Wed 18 Nov 2015, 11:23:25

The W Bitch is back!

Can't preview; can't save a draft; can't submit a post!

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Re: What's the deal with each post requiring a CAPTCHA?

Post by Cog » Tue 17 Nov 2015, 22:57:39

The world is being deprived of my superior posts. This outrage must be fixed before we are all doomed to mediocrity.

Re: What's the deal with each post requiring a CAPTCHA?

Post by Cog » Tue 17 Nov 2015, 22:03:20

yeah its back with a vengeance now. Lets see if this post will go through.


Edit Can post here but no where else.

Re: What's the deal with each post requiring a CAPTCHA?

Post by Cog » Tue 17 Nov 2015, 15:49:55

I anticipated the commies would come back and try this again. Fortunately Rush Limbaugh has developed a program to defeat this.

Re: What's the deal with each post requiring a CAPTCHA?

Post by Pops » Tue 17 Nov 2015, 15:37:44

I thought it was fixed, but I'm still getting da captcha

I'll send up the Bat Signal again...

Re: What's the deal with each post requiring a CAPTCHA?

Post by davep » Tue 17 Nov 2015, 13:09:08

KaiserJeep wrote:The beast is wounded, not dead, I am getting CAPTCHA annoyances approximately half as frequently as yesterday. To be fair, my Norton 360 did intercept a series of a dozen unauthorized file access attempts last night using the new "Suspicious.Cloud.9" detection protocol. Somebody is sniffing around the Forum looking for vulnerable users - make sure your security tool is up to date and run a full scan ASAP.


Suspicious.Cloud.9 has been round for a couple of years and is intended to catch malware without a signature, so has a high false positive rate. And it's generally used for downloaded files, not web content. And do not conflate that with the CAPTCHA. I'd suggest you install something like malwarebytes and perform a full scan on your machine as it's more likely a problem on your machine than a problem with the site.

Edit: I use ad-blockers so don't know if this site serves ads. If it does, they could possibly come from there. They're a huge malware vector.

Re: What's the deal with each post requiring a CAPTCHA?

Post by KaiserJeep » Tue 17 Nov 2015, 12:42:24

The beast is wounded, not dead, I am getting CAPTCHA annoyances approximately half as frequently as yesterday. To be fair, my Norton 360 did intercept a series of a dozen unauthorized file access attempts last night using the new "Suspicious.Cloud.9" detection protocol. Somebody is sniffing around the Forum looking for vulnerable users - make sure your security tool is up to date and run a full scan ASAP.

Re: What's the deal with each post requiring a CAPTCHA?

Post by ennui2 » Tue 17 Nov 2015, 09:46:23

Cog wrote:It is most likely a commie conspiracy. I only get a capcha when I type out a brilliant refutation of socialist policies of Obama and not when I post a one line snarky comment.


If that's the case, the conspiracy is pretty dumb not to include Planty in the harassment.

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