the goddang captchas!

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Bugz000
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the goddang captchas!

08 Mar 2019, 16:08

i'm not sure if this is the right section but can we PLEASE find an alternative to the captchas, every time i visit the site i tick the stupid little box and it never works, goes onto "TICK ALL THE BOXES WITH THE CARS!" "NOW TICK THEM WITH BIKES!" "WHERE ARE THE TRAFFIC SIGNALS!"

it's infuriating and it's pushed me to use an offline documentation and it's pushing me from viewing the forums at all, which leaves the site viewing for critical things which undoubtedly i need quickly, only to be faced with "TICK ALL THE BOXES WITH THE CARS!" "NOW TICK THEM WITH BIKES!" "WHERE ARE THE TRAFFIC SIGNALS!"

a simple custom system would be more secure than captcha considering captcha has been "cracked" by various plugins (none of which work because i'm automatically faced with the image fallback regardless, and yes, it did this before i tried any of the plugins) and for a custom "captcha" system, a custom plugin would be required to get past it and unless someone specifically modified their spam bot to access our site, it's not going to happen.

can we look into this? and people feel free to vent your frustration here also
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kyuuuri
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Re: the goddang captchas!

08 Mar 2019, 16:25

To be honest I never had to solve a captcha for autohotkey (front page, forum and docs) and I made posts with a lot of images, sections, lists, spoilers. Also I open a lot of ahk forum tabs or docs as well. What can be the reason that I don't receive any captcha but you do?
When I say never I mean not a single 1.

@edits: Does location, browser, SO or something like that make those captcha trigger more often?
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Re: the goddang captchas!

08 Mar 2019, 16:40

Obviously, this is the reason: https://www.autohotkey.com/boards/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=62284#p264979

To explain the huge number of rules that still get adjusted by tank would probably defeat the purpose of the recent anti-spam measures (somehow you are triggering a rule - most people are not, but that's probably not your fault). I guess, if you have a static IP, it could make sense to mail it to the mentioned email address to get it whitelisted - if possible and if this is really the problem.
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Re: the goddang captchas!

10 Mar 2019, 19:39

gregster wrote:
08 Mar 2019, 16:40
Obviously, this is the reason: https://www.autohotkey.com/boards/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=62284#p264979
i wouldn't be so quick to draw a conclusion on that one... i have various systems in place which could be causing this problem, hence this post to test the water and see who else is having this issue....
gregster wrote:
08 Mar 2019, 16:40
if you have a static IP, it could make sense to mail it to the mentioned email address to get it whitelisted - if possible and if this is really the problem.
i have a dynamic IP however i have a domain constantly linked to that IP (whatever it may be) hosting my website www.bugz000.co.uk
i wonder if this is possible to work with...

i use Brave as a browser, strips websites down to raw html and CSS for the most part, blocking copious ammounts of adverts on the way, i also use ublock origin ontop of this to disable any advert related scripts and ofcourse any further adverts as Brave is in it's infancy, they are building their own lists and it misses a few adverts here and there, ublock patches this gap, i also block 11 million domains via a DNS filter.

i use so many layers as i'm at war with the dire state of the internet in today's age...
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this is about 2 weeks of data, it really is scary to think how much unknown data is being passed around, it's hard to say how much data is being "saved" but i can say at least 50% due to ram usage being halved, my browsing is now snappy and instantaneous as you'd expect on a connection like mine, a long standing gripe of mine, now with these systems in place browsing is a breeze, except the ahk captcha (though i do recommend to everyone that they set up similar systems for themselves, if at least only for the added security of your information) :p

though i had this issue before when i was using chrome (though ublock and the dns filter were in place) so i dont think it matters what browser you're using, i think it's rather one of my security layers is causing upset somewhere along the line... or perhaps it's because im from the UK and maybe a lot of the attacks are coming from here causing tighter security? i don't know, i wonder if there's an easy landing page that can be used, akin to cloudflare for ddos protection to stop this nonsense because larger websites for popular online games which are ofcourse a target for mass spamming doesn't cause any problems, ofcourse they are also pulling multitudes more revenue than AHK and all this costs money...
i'll send my domain off to that email and see where it goes
if nobody else is having this issue then i don't expect the structure of the website to change on my behalf alone
guess i'm going to have to find a solution by myself :lol:
Last edited by Bugz000 on 10 Mar 2019, 20:05, edited 4 times in total.
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Re: the goddang captchas!

10 Mar 2019, 19:46

You are likely breaking the browser integrity check. I have no active rules about the UK right now
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Re: the goddang captchas!

10 Mar 2019, 19:48

tank wrote:
10 Mar 2019, 19:46
You are likely breaking the browser integrity check. I have no active rules about the UK right now
seems the most likely to me at this point, i'll start whitelisting and see where that gets me :)
i trust that you've seen the section above about my domain, is there a way to "whitelist" my domain/IP through these checks to let me in?
ofcourse that'd be a special rule just for me and i don't expect it to be possible but you don't know till you asked right? haha
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