"CAPTCHA" whilst logging in
I think that the CAPTCHA box should be taken out of logging in. I think it should be taken out for that those now only work with a few browsers, meaning that for some, even though this whole webside works otherwise, they cannot log in. As a byspel of what I am saying, I have Pale Moon as my browser. I cannot log in anymore through that; when I click the tick box on the CAPTCHA box, nothing happens, even though I could log in through it not long before. It looks to me like Google are seeking to steer folks onto their browser though; It always works on Chrome, even on a much older one, one that is years old now - whilst I am running into pitfalls with Pale Moon, even one that was only put out a few months since.
Pls clear your Pale Moon browser's eGPU.io cache and cookies and try again.
The CAPTCHA feature has been effective to keep the forum free of spam.
I gave that a go, but it is still not working.
Maybe there is another one which can do the same thing, but that is not steered by Google, so can be made to work on more browsers without them choosing otherwise. One thing that I do not like with Google, is how if you do anything with their software, you are doing it their way, ond only their way; in other words, if they choose to make somewhat not work with some browsers (that maybe did work with them already), then you have no say, even though whatever software it was should have worked with those browsers. It is a bit like the first browser war in some ways.
@mynenglishtawk , good time to hit up the Pale Moon support/developers and ask why their browser doesn't work with Google Captcha whereas the popular browsers like Chrome (in Mobile), Firefox, Safari, MS Edge/Explorer all work fine.
It did, but Google have broken it fairly lately. I do not know how they've done it, but if it works in an handheld browser, then it should on a desktop one (as handheld browsers are often a bit behind) - it looks like Google have now somehow made it sniff which browser is being run, then stop working if it finds that it is not on one of the main ones.
Had trouble logging in for a few days because of the CAPCHA box... now it seems to work again but I didn't see the box.
@nando4 Maybe you could put one of those hidden CAPTCHAs there in its stead. I have never run into any pitfalls with those, ond they do the same thing but in the background.
@mynenglishtawk , invisible CAPTCHA was briefly implemented and did speedup login. Due to side effects of article comments then not being replicated to corresponding forum topic, it was revoked and visible CAPTCHA reinstated.
Don't fix what ain't broken, but ... as this site and forum is powered by WordPress, using CAPTCHA is one way to do things. There's a far superior solution for years already though -- without the use of any CAPTCHA -- by deploying https://cleantalk.org plugin. Gives maximum protection and useability. Just my 2cts 😉
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