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Originally posted by CPicard CPicard wrote:

I just tried to reply to someone in a thread, using the "quote" option: each time, I saw a nice red message saying: "Acces denied"... 

Isn't there a way to take PA off the hands of [email protected]? Must we migrate en masse to ProgEars? Or trying to buy a new PA brick by brick?

Its on my lottery winner bucket list.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote chopper Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 15 2018 at 06:28
Originally posted by CPicard CPicard wrote:

I just tried to reply to someone in a thread, using the "quote" option: each time, I saw a nice red message saying: "Acces denied"...

Isn't there a way to take PA off the hands of [email protected]? Must we migrate en masse to ProgEars? Or trying to buy a new PA brick by brick?
Were there any emoticons or hyperlinks in the quoted text? If so, remove them, if not, just hit the back button on your browser and try again.
 
Otherwise we need to take up arms!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote AEProgman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 15 2018 at 08:04
I was just totally amazed and nearly spit my coffee out.  I just posted with an image pasted in the post and I did NOT get Crapcha'd!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I was expecting to find street signs and cars for 15 minutes...
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Man With Hat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 15 2018 at 19:24
^ congrats. what's your secret? 
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I don't get much problems with this nowadays. I haven't lost a post since... I can't remember! Big smile
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Atavachron Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 16 2018 at 15:00
I usually now only get cap'd when I post images, though occasionally with regular posts.   It has improved, but one should never post something they put thought into without saving it.

"Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought."   -- John F. Kennedy
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Sean Trane Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 10 2018 at 03:42
Craptsh*tcha is really acting up today Angry
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote someone_else Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 10 2018 at 04:28
^A cold comfort that I am not the only one who suffers from this. I had to writhe my way through a quite a deck of poor quality images earlier this day: 46 clicks, Access denied, post again and then a dozen more Disapprove.

Edit: 32 more + Access Denied + x. These captcha's are a progressive disease Censored Angry!
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^x = 34
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote The.Crimson.King Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 10 2018 at 11:06
I've been having much worse than usual problems the past couple days as well.  No posts get through without at least 2 permission denied screens and I've been run through check box hell multiple times Unhappy
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Logan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 10 2018 at 11:37
I find that clearing my cache regularly helps. I use the free version of CCleaner.
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^ thanks, I'll give that a try Wink
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Quinino Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 10 2018 at 15:12
I once also thought so - but eventually time proved me wrong

(that's the worst face of this nightmare, its apparently total unpredictability)

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Logan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 10 2018 at 15:38
I've read that it hits people more depending upon what kind of sites they visit (for instance, those who frequent porn sites might get hit harder by Captcha).

That said, there does seem to be little rhyme or reason to it. For a long time after it was implemented, I wasn't getting hit at all. And now, despite my efforts (and I don't visit porn sites), I get hit a lot (at least I don't have to remember to save posts as I can just backspace and keep trying, or go back to my post and the text is still there). It's a pain, and I often have accessibility issues in different parts of the site.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote chopper Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 11 2018 at 21:46
I find that a post with just plain text will get through first time. Any sign of a quote, smiley face or hyperlink and the captcha police will nab you straight away.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Sean Trane Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 12 2018 at 02:56
I just quoted your post in the Malt thread and got in the second time around (first attempt was denied after three pictures)
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Sean Trane Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 12 2018 at 02:57
^^^^

and this one went through first time around
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote yam yam Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 01 2018 at 09:57
Am I just dreaming here, or has this monster finally gone back to sleep? Early last week I was getting multiple CAPTCHA challenges one after another before I even got to one with a 'Verify' button (which of course would inevitably lead to an 'Access Denied' error, and thus mean that the process would have to be started all over again). It had become impossible to post with the Chrome browser at all, and only possible with IE11 if I kept it to purely plain text.

These last four or five days have been entirely CAPTCHA-free in both browsers though...and I've included hyperlinks, smiley emoticons, etc which would previously have been gobbled up by the monster and swallowed whole.

Is anyone else noticing this, or am I just on a temporary lucky break with an apparently squeaky clean current IP address? Ermm
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Originally posted by yam yam yam yam wrote:

Am I just dreaming here, or has this monster finally gone back to sleep? Early last week I was getting multiple CAPTCHA challenges one after another before I even got to one with a 'Verify' button (which of course would inevitably lead to an 'Access Denied' error, and thus mean that the process would have to be started all over again). It had become impossible to post with the Chrome browser at all, and only possible with IE11 if I kept it to purely plain text.

These last four or five days have been entirely CAPTCHA-free in both browsers though...and I've included hyperlinks, smiley emoticons, etc which would previously have been gobbled up by the monster and swallowed whole.

Is anyone else noticing this, or am I just on a temporary lucky break with an apparently squeaky clean current IP address? Ermm


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote yam yam Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 01 2018 at 10:34
Wow - let's hope so! I thought the chances of this ever happening had gone for good though back in mid August after the site was off-line for several days following ongoing SQL injections - none of which the Cloudflare CAPTCHA defenses seemed to be able to stop. Maybe [email protected] finally came to his senses as a result of this and realized the whole CAPTCHA thing was pointless anyway!
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