Can anything be done about CAPTCHA?

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Site Feedback
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  • PainkillerPainkiller Forumite
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    Removing all hyperlinks from my thread before submitting it, then editing them back in once the thread has been posted seemed to prevent the CloudFlare reCaptcha from appearing for me.
  • The reason people are receiving the CAPTCHA pop up is because you are posting on the forum using a mobile service to access the internet and as mobile services encrypt your data you need to verify that you are a human because your encrypted data triggers the security on the website that prevents spam bots.
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    The reason people are receiving the CAPTCHA pop up is because you are posting on the forum using a mobile service to access the internet and as mobile services encrypt your data you need to verify that you are a human because your encrypted data triggers the security on the website that prevents spam bots.

    How then do you explain the fact that I have always used a mobile service to post and it is only in the last week Captcha has cropped up.
    Additionally it does so randomly and not on every post.
  • Rainbowgirl84Rainbowgirl84 Forumite
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    The reason people are receiving the CAPTCHA pop up is because you are posting on the forum using a mobile service to access the internet and as mobile services encrypt your data you need to verify that you are a human because your encrypted data triggers the security on the website that prevents spam bots.



    I've had it at home on my laptop twice.
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    The reason people are receiving the CAPTCHA pop up is because you are posting on the forum using a mobile service to access the internet and as mobile services encrypt your data you need to verify that you are a human because your encrypted data triggers the security on the website that prevents spam bots.
    I always use my laptop, the same one I've used for around four years, with same internet connection. The CAPTCHA thing has been happening for around two weeks.
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  • One-EyeOne-Eye Forumite
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    I got it for the first time today - I had been feeling a bit left out ;)

    The particularly annoying thing about my experience is that I got it several times in a row on the same post. It appeared each time I used "Preview Post" whilst I was formatting my post, and again when I finally submitted. Surely after confirming that I was not a robot once, I am unlikely to have turned into one in the next few seconds.

    Unlike some others, it did not destroy my work. After passing the robot test the preview and the submission worked normally.

    It may be of some interest that I got it when I had inadvertently left my User-Agent set as "mobile" - the normal setting is "desktop". (Many regulars on the Competitions Time forum utilise User-Agent add-ons for browsers to stop annoying videos from playing when entering certain comps).
  • CardewCardew Forumite
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    The reason people are receiving the CAPTCHA pop up is because you are posting on the forum using a mobile service to access the internet and as mobile services encrypt your data you need to verify that you are a human because your encrypted data triggers the security on the website that prevents spam bots.

    As I said in an earlier post, it occurred on my desktop - connected by ethernet - with Windows10 and Firefox
  • One-EyeOne-Eye Forumite
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    Regular contributors are getting really fed up now. Changing the way links in posts open was a minor annoyance.

    Cloudflare is driving users away.
  • mamanmaman Forumite
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    It's now a week since mse andrea responded and nothing has happened. If anything it's getting worse.


    Like others, I've made absolutely no changes to my PC. This is definitely a mse issue.


    I'm going to fill in another form and keep nagging away. Other than giving up on mse there seems to be no other option.
  • peter_the_piperpeter_the_piper Forumite
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    Just been trying to add a reply to a post, 3 times bloody captcha comes up, you pass the test and the page does not come back. Gave up. I wonder if people have given up and gone elsewhere.
    I'd rather be an Optimist and be proved wrong than a Pessimist and be proved right.
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