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It caught an awful lot overnight and not much got through – well, nothing actually.
It also caught a few of the regular postings, but mostly if there were links in the forum posts or attachments, so we’ll see what we can do about it.
And I’ll be watching it closely to release anything that gets caught – bit slow today because I just got off a delayed CX flight into LGW but sorting things out now.15 Sep 2018
I get that sometimes when my laptop or device has been asleep, and then I open it up in a new wifi hotspot. I then see error messages like that, but once I connect properly to the hotspot, they go away.
I’m sure someone who understand these things can explain why it happens.15 Sep 2018
PS. thanks Tom, Mark. Keep up the good work. Touch wood, apart from the captcha thing (which seems to be getting better) I’ve happily had no problems, and apart from the fake t.ts ones 😉 I’m delighted this spam no longer occurs.
As a small hint, when asked to click traffic lights for example, I used to click not only the lights but the poles as well, I think this is why I kept getting directed to multiple screens. Now I don’t, I’m not.15 Sep 2018
This awful Captcha thing seems to have reared its ugly head again. Yesterday and today I have had to fill it in on average 3 times per posting, and yesterday when I edited a posting it was 3 for the posting and 3 more for the edit.
I trust I speak for many of us when I say that I enjoy both contributing to and learning from this forum, but if it becomes a chore you will lose posters and credibility which would be a great pity.
Is it not possible for established and trusted members (I hope I am one!) to be eliminated from the verification process? I know that some of my views upset some people, but I am hardly likely to start posting adverts for fake passports/tits/Viagra/varsity degrees, penis enlargements, Russian brides, Nigerian scams ……….
(I wonder how many Captchas I’ll have to do to get this through!)
Edit : Answer, ironically …. 0 for the posting but it is asking it for this edit.8 Jan 2019
It is random, but in your case it will be because for some reason several of your posts got stuck in spam, and that then increases your score level and makes it more likely to require either CAPTCHA or awaiting moderation.
The IT people are looking at it, but on the plus side, very few spammers are getting through, and as I look this morning, the only one pending is a reply on the LATAM thread (which I’ve just approved) from a new poster on the forum (welcome!)
I know how frustratinbg it is because it happens to me as well – I’m in Moscow next week and on past experience it will CAPTCHA more than 50% of my comments.
I’m also going to try pressing Thanks on a lot of your comments. Obviously I am thankful, but it’s also to see if it helps.8 Jan 2019