Can anything be done about CAPTCHA?

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Site Feedback
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  • chris_mchris_m Forumite
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    I've seen it a couple of times, once when starting a new thread, once when replying to an existing one. The only way I've got past it is by temporarily using a different browser - which, curiously, didn't demand a captcha.

    I did wonder if it was because my usual browser has noscript running, whereby I allow only the bare minimum of scripts so as to provide the basic functionality for any website, so if something had changed on MSE that would explain it - but obviously not if others have been experiencing it as well.
  • fire**flyfire**fly Forumite
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    MSE_Andrea wrote: »
    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!


    yes, twice today.
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  • mamanmaman Forumite
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    MSE_Andrea wrote: »
    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.

    Still happening
    An update of what happened at the meeting would be welcome.
  • forgotmynameforgotmyname Forumite
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    Meeting minutes may have gone something like...:

    10am Teas and bikkies
    10:20am Send someone out for more bikkies
    11am Send person back out for bikkies they forgot chocolate ones
    12:01pm Fresh urn of tea and fresh plates of bikkies.
    12:20pm Retire for long lunch too late to start meeting now
    2pm Another fresh urn and more bikkies, old one went soft. Awaiting
    IT team only the IT teams teas boy came back from lunch.
    3pm Tell IT teams tea boy there is an issue with the CAPTCHA's
    and can they fix it ASAP.
    3:05 Meeting ends.


    I get the feeling that the captcha's wont stop the spammers. I have had messages from some spammers when i post replies warning everyone they are spammers.
    I used to follow them around waiting for them to create the next post and it winds some of them up. How dare i interrupt their spamming session.

    It will stop the BOTS but are the kitchen ones actually bots? ( they appear to be the bulk of the spam )
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  • MariscoMarisco Forumite
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    Is a captcha that stupid I'm not a robot thing you have to tick? If so, I had one the other day on here.
  • trutru Forumite
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    This morning I've had to tick 'I'm not a robot' then choose all the pictures of trees. Then tick 'I'm not a robot' again, before the post would submit.
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    tru wrote: »
    This morning I've had to tick 'I'm not a robot' then choose all the pictures of trees. Then tick 'I'm not a robot' again, before the post would submit.


    5 pages of photos to tick!:mad:
  • mamanmaman Forumite
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    6 pages of photos and 2 robot screens today just for one post.:mad:
  • trutru Forumite
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    Three robot screens and two lots of photos - boats and headphones. At least I'm getting some variety to keep it interesting.
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  • MandelbrotMandelbrot
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    MSE_Andrea wrote: »
    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.

    Perhaps you could tell us when this meeting is due to take place?
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