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    • maman
    • By maman 13th Feb 17, 11:03 AM
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    Can anything be done about CAPTCHA?
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    • 13th Feb 17, 11:03 AM
    Can anything be done about CAPTCHA? 13th Feb 17 at 11:03 AM
    One day last week I started getting the CAPTCHA 'I'm not a robot?' screen when posting on mse. I know I'm not the only one as another poster asked about the same problem on another thread.


    Looking at my history I'm obviously not a spammer so no idea why.


    It's incredibly irritating and if I forget to do copy and paste the post can be lost (and we all know how annoying that is!). I have to verify that I'm a human and sometimes it publishes my post first time, sometimes it doesn't.


    I'd appreciate a response and an explanation please.
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    • One-Eye
    • By One-Eye 14th Feb 17, 1:25 PM
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    • #2
    • 14th Feb 17, 1:25 PM
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    • 14th Feb 17, 1:25 PM
    See also:

    Techie Stuff Forum: http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5600945

    Competitions Time: http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5602911

    Has MSE engaged Cloudflare in the anti-spam war, and if so, can it be turned down a bit?
    • tru
    • By tru 15th Feb 17, 8:08 AM
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    • #3
    • 15th Feb 17, 8:08 AM
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    • 15th Feb 17, 8:08 AM
    I've had this for the last few days, it's driving me nuts. I always preview my posts, I have to tick the 'I am not a robot' thing. Then I submit the post and have to tick again then click all pictures of boats/houses/whatever.
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    • maman
    • By maman 15th Feb 17, 10:22 AM
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    • #4
    • 15th Feb 17, 10:22 AM
    • #4
    • 15th Feb 17, 10:22 AM
    I agree.


    I'll keep bumping the thread in the hope that mse do us the courtesy of a response.
    • fire**fly
    • By fire**fly 15th Feb 17, 11:35 PM
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    • #5
    • 15th Feb 17, 11:35 PM
    • #5
    • 15th Feb 17, 11:35 PM
    I agree.


    I'll keep bumping the thread in the hope that mse do us the courtesy of a response.
    Originally posted by maman

    hope they do reply/help maman,
    got to admit it's very annoying & time wasting on MSE
    when this keeps happening
    I visit lots of other sites & never have half the problems
    MSE seem to have.
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    • sarah1972
    • By sarah1972 16th Feb 17, 6:27 AM
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    • #6
    • 16th Feb 17, 6:27 AM
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    • 16th Feb 17, 6:27 AM
    I agree.


    I'll keep bumping the thread in the hope that mse do us the courtesy of a response.
    Originally posted by maman
    Have you actually contacted MSE or just posted it on here ?

    I assume you have filled out this :http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/faqs/is-the-issue-about-a-tool-on-the-site/
    Last edited by sarah1972; 16-02-2017 at 6:31 AM.
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    • Wig
    • By Wig 16th Feb 17, 8:04 PM
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    • #7
    • 16th Feb 17, 8:04 PM
    • #7
    • 16th Feb 17, 8:04 PM
    Have you actually contacted MSE or just posted it on here ?

    I assume you have filled out this :http://www.moneysavingexp/
    Originally posted by sarah1972
    That does not absolve MSE Admin of the need to reply to Users questions on their own "site feedback" board.

    If they don't read this board then they might aswell delete it.
    • maman
    • By maman 16th Feb 17, 9:56 PM
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    • #8
    • 16th Feb 17, 9:56 PM
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    • 16th Feb 17, 9:56 PM
    That does not absolve MSE Admin of the need to reply to Users questions on their own "site feedback" board.

    If they don't read this board then they might aswell delete it.
    Originally posted by Wig
    Thanks for that. I did think sarah1972
    was a bit sharp but it's difficult to judge on boards.
    Happy to fill in one of the forms though.
    • grumbler
    • By grumbler 16th Feb 17, 10:19 PM
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    • #9
    • 16th Feb 17, 10:19 PM
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    • 16th Feb 17, 10:19 PM
    If they don't read this board then they might aswell delete it.
    Originally posted by Wig
    Well, it would be nice if they read and acted even without replying.
    However, the main problem is that they read and ignore, often even if they reply.

    This is a recent example: "Seven-day switching, one month on: Q&A" article

    The incorrect information remains. And, although there is no any direct link on MSE to this article, it appears among top results of MSE or google searches.
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    • sarah1972
    • By sarah1972 17th Feb 17, 5:50 AM
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    Thanks for that. I did think sarah1972
    was a bit sharp but it's difficult to judge on boards.
    Happy to fill in one of the forms though.
    Originally posted by maman
    I didnt mean to be sharp by asking if they had already filled in the form or if what they had done so far was posting it on here ?

    I was curious as to whether it hadn't been fixed even after the form had been filled out.

    Sorry you feel that way maman,
    Last edited by sarah1972; 17-02-2017 at 6:37 AM.
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    • maman
    • By maman 17th Feb 17, 1:15 PM
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    I didnt mean to be sharp by asking if they had already filled in the form or if what they had done so far was posting it on here ?

    I was curious as to whether it hadn't been fixed even after the form had been filled out.

    Sorry you feel that way maman,
    Originally posted by sarah1972

    No worries sarah , I think it's just the way that written posts can come across.


    At your suggestion, I've now filled in the form so mse has no excuses for not knowing there's an issue.


    I'm sure you'd agree with wig and grumbler that there's little point in having this thread if mse ignore it or respond with waffle.
    • maman
    • By maman 18th Feb 17, 11:47 AM
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    Still no response from mse, thread or reporting form.


    It's getting worse as, this morning, I had to go through 3 or 4 pages of checking pictures after the I'm not a robot page.
    • bella165
    • By bella165 18th Feb 17, 10:24 PM
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    I have almost given up tonight blooming capture
    Replies to posts are always welcome, if they are done in the correct manner. If I have made a mistake in the post, I am human, tell me nicely and it will be corrected. If your reply cannot be nice, has an underlying issue, or you believe that you are God, please post in another forum. Thank you
    • Skint yet Again
    • By Skint yet Again 19th Feb 17, 8:20 AM
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    Skint yet Again
    It's getting worse as, this morning, I had to go through 3 or 4 pages of checking pictures after the I'm not a robot page.
    Originally posted by maman


    Me too...... then the screen goes blank and if I click "go back" on my browser the post often disappears so I can't copy/paste or re-submit


    I have now completed the report form too
    Last edited by Skint yet Again; 19-02-2017 at 8:26 AM.
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    • MSE Andrea
    • By MSE Andrea 21st Feb 17, 12:41 PM
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    Hi

    We're really sorry we didn't reply on here sooner.

    Can you let us know if this is still happening now please?

    Thank you!

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    • maman
    • By maman 21st Feb 17, 12:47 PM
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    Hi

    We're really sorry we didn't reply on here sooner.

    Can you let us know if this is still happening now please?

    Thank you!
    Originally posted by MSE Andrea

    It most definitely is. I've just posted on one of my usual threads and had to go through 4 screens of matching photos before posting.


    Hopefully you can sort it out very soon.
    • indesisiv
    • By indesisiv 21st Feb 17, 1:37 PM
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    Yes it is still happening, lots of people complaining today still about this across various different boards.
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    • MSE Andrea
    • By MSE Andrea 21st Feb 17, 2:00 PM
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    Thank you both

    Matt is taking this into our product meeting with our Tech team. We'll update you as soon as we have something to tell you. Hopefully, though, you'll notice a change before we post to let you know.

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    • molerat
    • By molerat 21st Feb 17, 5:19 PM
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    ...............................
    Stupid Captcha decided to repost when editing. Please sort this stupid forum software
    Last edited by molerat; 21-02-2017 at 5:30 PM.
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    • Wizard of Id
    • By Wizard of Id 21st Feb 17, 7:49 PM
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    I have seen complaints about a captcha from other posters but I have never seen one yet when I post, even when I start a new thread.
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