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    Posted: April 16 2020 at 07:54
Is it just me?

The Progarchives website seems to be severely broken...

Almost each click on a link results in a CAPTCHA request. Even in the forum.

Also, the cover art images don't load at all.

WHAT IS GOING ON? It is unbearable!! Please repair my favorite website!! 

P.S. I was about to give up, but I discovered that when I add "https://" in front of any page address, it seems to work better... What does it mean?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote projeKct Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 16 2020 at 08:07
Ehm... WHAT?!

About 10 minutes after my previous post, everything seems to work fine!

Strange coincidence, really! Confused
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote chopper Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 16 2020 at 08:36
I thought the captcha thing went away months ago.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Logan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 17 2020 at 23:17
I haven't been CAP-CHA-CHA-TCHAed for a few days, but it was terrible for me before. When the problems first arose for many, I had no issues with it. I have found cleaning my cache can help, and have found that Opera seems to work better for me than Chrome or Safari often.

I wish this were set up as https for a more secure experience. Also seemed to find adding the s to http might help with Captcha, but don't know.

Edited by Logan - April 17 2020 at 23:17
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote projeKct Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 18 2020 at 06:21
"Terrible" is the word ! Luckily, it seems to be fixed by now.

But I was wondering: is there someone we can contact when these things happen? An admin email address?

Because there were so much bugs and CAPTCHA requests that it was very difficult to navigate the website or to post on the forum...
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Logan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 18 2020 at 06:30
Just [email protected], who owns and maintains this site, and he can be hard to reach. I know he has been aware of the Captcha problem. I think some site maintenance might have been done very recently.
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Originally posted by projeKct projeKct wrote:

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P.S. I was about to give up, but I discovered that when I add "https://" in front of any page address, it seems to work better... What does it mean?
Hi,

I think that the idea behind Captcha is to make sure that you are not just a bot sending out messages, and specially "spoofed" messages which I wonder/think can happen when one posts a lot within a small amount of time ... and one of the reasons why I try to be more detailed instead of one word replies that say nothing about the thread or its content.

https ... usually means a protected site with serious security ... and there might be an issue with Captcha not liking stuff from secure websites ... which can/could (more than likely) have some sort of protection on their content, which might not be advisable to re-post ... which is (in itself) ridiculous and stupid, because the Internet is about getting everyone to know something or other ... not to hide anything! 

But I did not design that idea. Geeks will forever be geeks and imagine their security!

This is as much as I know and can not really say a whole lot more.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Slartibartfast Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 25 2020 at 07:44
Who are these Captcha people and what do they have against robots, anyway? Tongue
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