Security Captcha's on MSE

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Compers Chat Corner
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Compers Chat Corner
Am I the only person that's getting security captcha's when posting competitions to MSE?

Luckily it hasn't crashed whilst doing it, but I dread it doing that :money:

It started yesterday for me :(
#StaySafe
When searching at the moment, put speech marks at beginning and end of URL and that seems to filter better,
thanks to @pate-ci0
It appears the search facility doesn't pick up URL hidden in the CLICKY link thing, so please post comps using the full URL not hidden in the CLICKY. MSE may eventually sort it out, but for now this might help us all.

For successful search, bookmark the link in the top of this post and just change the (MD) for whatever you're searching for (leave speech marks at each end " ") Thanks to One-Eye for format.
https://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/discussion/comment/78682499/#Comment_78682499

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  • I'm getting them too :( It's been a nightmare as when I update mag dailies it sometimes deletes EVERYTHING in the post it takes ages to find everything again.

    Also theres a few of the thunderbird comps I cant post on mag dailies as when I do it deletes everything below it so I keep losing full magazines... it only happens with certain links that are in someway corrupt and MSE picks up on it
    Thanks to everyone that posts :T:money:
  • fire**flyfire**fly Forumite
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    yep, had it a couple of times & recently one yesterday morning when replying to the inn posts.
    please be a responsible pet owner & spay/neuter your pets, too many strays & not enough homes for them sadly. k2u58ioz4c8e.png




  • okane_ga_naiokane_ga_nai Forumite
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    Me too:(. I am not a robot.;)

    I've now to taken to copying posts before I hit preview/post as I had one go funny when I hit preview. I like to preview especially as I have a habit of doing E; and I don't notice this until I hit preview.
    I'm glad others have posted about this as I thought it was something to do with my anti virus. I've even ran a scan. :D
    It also happened to me when private messaging.
    I've just hit preview now and the security check has happened again.
    Save
  • It's happened with mag dailies again :mad: I know its a pain but I think I may have to leave some comps off the list till it;s sorted as it's taking me so long, i've just lost the whole of Look magazing so am gonna have to re add everything.
    Thanks to everyone that posts :T:money:
  • One-EyeOne-Eye Forumite
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    I've not had it myself (yet) but one of our regulars encountered it 3 days ago. At the time I could find no other reports of it happening, but it is starting to appear across MSE.

    I don't know how reliable this is but speculation is that MSE is using "Cloudflare" in its anti-spam battle and the settings are turned up way too high.

    BTW - this MSE problem has already reached Wiki - see last entry HERE

    Other threads:

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

    Site Feedback: http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5602375
  • trutru Forumite
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    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.
    Bulletproof
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    I thought I was in the Site Feedback section :D It's not just when posting links, I've had it when just posting text. I'm going to copy my post to a thread in Site Feedback.
    Bulletproof
  • cornishpasty1cornishpasty1 Forumite
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    It's happened with mag dailies again :mad: I know its a pain but I think I may have to leave some comps off the list till it;s sorted as it's taking me so long, i've just lost the whole of Look magazing so am gonna have to re add everything.

    From one of One-Eye's posts below I picked this up that might help us Laura, Lazerus plugin on firefox to resurect the text from failed posts.

    https://addons.mozilla.org/en-Gb/firefox/addon/lazarus-form-recovery/
    One-Eye wrote: »
    I've not had it myself (yet) but one of our regulars encountered it 3 days ago. At the time I could find no other reports of it happening, but it is starting to appear across MSE.

    I don't know how reliable this is but speculation is that MSE is using "Cloudflare" in its anti-spam battle and the settings are turned up way too high.

    BTW - this MSE problem has already reached Wiki - see last entry HERE

    Other threads:

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

    Site Feedback: http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5602375
    #StaySafe
    When searching at the moment, put speech marks at beginning and end of URL and that seems to filter better,
    thanks to @pate-ci0
    It appears the search facility doesn't pick up URL hidden in the CLICKY link thing, so please post comps using the full URL not hidden in the CLICKY. MSE may eventually sort it out, but for now this might help us all.

    For successful search, bookmark the link in the top of this post and just change the (MD) for whatever you're searching for (leave speech marks at each end " ") Thanks to One-Eye for format.
    https://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/discussion/comment/78682499/#Comment_78682499

  • Thanks Cornish Pasty I will give that a go :) i'm also making sure I ALWAYS preview now just incase. It seems ok as long as I don't post the Thunder Birds comp, very strange
    Thanks to everyone that posts :T:money:
  • fire**flyfire**fly Forumite
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    had it tonight triple times again replying to posts,
    makes me wonder why we bother when other sites are problem free!
    please be a responsible pet owner & spay/neuter your pets, too many strays & not enough homes for them sadly. k2u58ioz4c8e.png




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