H CAPTCHA on every step

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meetdilip
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H CAPTCHA on every step

Post by meetdilip » Mon Jul 13, 2020 12:59 pm

Since a few months, I am forced to do the hCAPTCHA in every 1-2 steps. ie, I am ok to do it once or twice. But now I have to be lucky not to have hCAPTCHA while making a preview, or posting a topic. I lost many fully typed topics because of this issue. It would be nice to have it a bit less attacking if it is in your power. Thanks.

steve
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Re: H CAPTCHA on every step

Post by steve » Mon Jul 13, 2020 1:20 pm

Unfortunately that is not in my power.
Audacity websites, including this forum, are behind a firewall. For people that are in the unfortunate position of using a "tainted" IP address, the firewall requires that the user completes a captcha before allowing server requests. Because this is such an active forum, it attracts a huge amount of attention from bots, so we have to implement security measures to prevent the forum from being flooded by spam.
meetdilip wrote:
Mon Jul 13, 2020 12:59 pm
I lost many fully typed topics because of this issue.
In most cases it is possible to use the web browser's "back" button to return to an incomplete post.
When using public computers (which are more likely to be restricted), I make a copy of any long posts that I have written before posting (just select the post and press "Ctrl + C" to copy). If anything goes wrong, I can simply start a new post and paste (Ctrl + V) my copied post.
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meetdilip
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Re: H CAPTCHA on every step

Post by meetdilip » Mon Jul 13, 2020 1:38 pm

Thanks for the reply. I just filled the hcaptcha to post this. I am happy that I was able to report this. I tried a couple of times months back and stopped coming here. My reporting post got lost the same way.

I did try the Back button early today, but it was gone. Now I know better. using CTRL C every time from now on. If there is something the server admins can do, please talk to them. I visit a no. of sites daily. There no one site where the hcaptcha is this aggressive. Just wanted you to know.

steve
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Re: H CAPTCHA on every step

Post by steve » Mon Jul 13, 2020 2:13 pm

Thanks for reporting the issue.
I've asked our System Administrator to look into it.
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buanzo
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Re: H CAPTCHA on every step

Post by buanzo » Mon Jul 13, 2020 2:44 pm

Hi!

meetdilip, feel free to contact me uising the Contact form: memberlist.php?mode=contactadmin

I might ask for some additional details from you and try to come up with a solution for you. I am terribly sorry you are suffering this, but Steve has explained it all very well. Let's see what we can do in your specific case :)

Cheers!

meetdilip
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Re: H CAPTCHA on every step

Post by meetdilip » Wed Jul 15, 2020 5:34 pm

Thanks @buanzo. I will use the link. Appreciate your help.

meetdilip
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Re: H CAPTCHA on every step

Post by meetdilip » Thu Jul 16, 2020 7:04 pm

Hi, I have already sent the email as per above post. I haven't got any communication in this regard. Just reporting here. Thanks.

meetdilip
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Re: H CAPTCHA on every step

Post by meetdilip » Sun Jul 26, 2020 8:16 am

Any updates ?

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