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    Annoying Captcha

    OK, guys. I am logged in as a user and I'm neither a particularly short term user nor an unusually low post count one. I whitelist most of the site, including things that I know damned well are blocked by the Great Fire Wall. For the last two days though, I'm getting spammed to death with a damned Captcha page. More annoyingly, it defaults to Chinese instead of the language my computer is set to, so I have no idea WTF the issue is since living in China doesn't mean that I automatically read Chinese.

    What's going on and is there a fix? Note that I keep getting hit with Captcha after Captcha for screen refreshes or posting even with a thread I've started. Guys, if Captcha tests to see if I'm a bot, would you please stop testing after I've passed the check? At least until I log out?
    "No one -- however smart, however well-educated, however experienced -- is the suppository of all wisdom"

    Quote Originally Posted by Katie N
    Wtf? No weapons? xD What is this? Restricted training environment?
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    Cloudflare is just anal about china and some other countries. People on mmo can't do anything about it because it's cloudflare.
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    @Girighet Thanks. I understand your point but this is a recent change in site behavior.
    "No one -- however smart, however well-educated, however experienced -- is the suppository of all wisdom"

    Quote Originally Posted by Katie N
    Wtf? No weapons? xD What is this? Restricted training environment?
    Commenting on "anything goes" for martial arts and self defense

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    Quote Originally Posted by bungeebungee View Post
    @Girighet Thanks. I understand your point but this is a recent change in site behavior.
    That's probably because they've targeted bots/attackers or other suspicious behaviour by ip ranges and yours is in that range.

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    It is naive to browse the web nowadays without an adblocker. That said, people shouldn't conform to this norm and should make some noise about it whenever possible. You shouldn't have to use an adblocker to browse the web comfortably.

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    I clear my cookies all the time, and I don't mind logging into places. But I do mind those stupid captchas every single time.

    Or even worse the "we don't recognize you, so we emailed you a security code"

    God for fucking bid, you clear your cookies anymore.
    See me for the stick up your arse, when applying for moderator. The stick is gratis.

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    read this thread as 'annoying celista'. came almost immediately. was disappointed.
    r.i.p. alleria. 1997-2017. blizzard ruined alleria forever. blizz assassinated alleria's character and appearance.
    i will never forgive you for this blizzard.

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    I didn't even realise this site had Captchas.

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    We haven't changed anything, so it's probably something on the Cloudflare side and out of our control. Sorry about that!

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    @chaud Sigh. Thanks for the reply though!
    "No one -- however smart, however well-educated, however experienced -- is the suppository of all wisdom"

    Quote Originally Posted by Katie N
    Wtf? No weapons? xD What is this? Restricted training environment?
    Commenting on "anything goes" for martial arts and self defense

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