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<SOLVED> Logging into Antix forums

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<SOLVED> Logging into Antix forums

#1 Post by greywolf » Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:05 pm

Just been trying to log into Antix forums again and failing. The problem I have is with those poky images for "robot" checking!

I am of "aging" years with poor eyesight and, seriously, I can't make out half the detail in those photos. They are too small and unclear. I simply give up out of frustration after a while.

Can I please implore you to use a different method for checking, text based perhaps. It's been quite a while since I have been able to check in over there and I miss it?! :frown:

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Re: Logging into Antix forums

#2 Post by Gordon Cooper » Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:56 pm

I certainly support greywolf's comments about the photos. The detail in them is terrible and it usually takes me several attempts to prove that I am not a robot.
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#3 Post by KoO » Sat Sep 22, 2018 12:19 am

I 3rd this so over robot checking myself. I have closed accounts an stopped donating or buy stuff from web sites that use this method of logging in. And if Antix keeps using robot checking you can close this account as well..
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Re: Logging into Antix forums

#4 Post by male » Sat Sep 22, 2018 4:28 am

My full support for all three contributions.

I have already started with the introduction of the new forum software from antiX, i've said it many times that I find this xxxxxxx. Worldwide it is the most impossible.

Because I can't cope with it either, I simply ignore it. :lion:
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#5 Post by FungalNet » Sat Sep 22, 2018 6:13 am

Although I too have aging eyesight and the inherent hardheadedness to refuse wearing glasses, I too have problems with those cloud entry "no-robot" screenings. But the issue is not really images that are unclear but that the gatekeeper is using the "robot" excuse to enforce that the user/visitor is enabling scripts to pass through the gate. Therefore the gatekeeper (not antix or any "customer" in particular, but the service/server provider being the host) can run scripts revealing identities and connections among other things. All this with the widely acceptable excuse of "robot" screening.

I think we need to, it is time that it becomes imperative to, take a step back and look at "changes" in a more global and wide perspective than form complains of the indirect small occurrences. We have a mozilla that is codriving dependence on a single source of audio software for linux, we have LinusTro accepting to incorporate NSA's proposed encryption (shoe-horned in by NSA's little private puppet Google) for the internet of things into the kernel, we have alternative browsers such as Palemoon "discouraging" the use of NoScript without substantial explanation on why, we have Mozilla again dictating that all plugins (not really made by them) be used only by firefox, not forks of it (they have the right and own their servers, but still you have fools classifying their crappy software as free and open when they insult all principles of free and open gnu-culture)..... I am running out of breath and haven't even started listing. Note that I have yet not mentioned words such as systemd, well, pulseaudio maybe, but you get the corporate intelligence agencies' picture I am painting.

So in defense of antix, one of the very very few distros that published a >/=4.17 kernel with spec omitted, I believe we should take a wider perspective look on what is and has been going on in digital systems and networks. You can have a machine with absolute libre-free-open-source-compiled system running off of a truck battery and disconnected from the grid, but once you "choose" to connect, you might as well be running windows 10 with no firewall.

I hope you get my drift with my lengthy rant so it doesn't have to become much longer.

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#6 Post by anticapitalista » Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:38 am

I will happily remove the captcha over at the antiX forum if I get some volunteers to help with removing spammers. With the captcha on, I have had only 1 spammer get through. With it off, I get over 50 a day.
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Re: Logging into Antix forums

#7 Post by anticapitalista » Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:56 am

I switched of captcha for logging in. Let me know how it works.
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Re: Logging into Antix forums

#8 Post by skidoo » Sat Sep 22, 2018 2:21 pm

a related longstanding issue:
For anyone with browser settings (or HOSTS file) configured to block google.com connections, the antixforum site search is unusable.
I can't make out half the detail in those photos.
Here's a TIP for easier viewing (not specific to dealing with captcha images):

pressing Ctrl+plussign will rescale, englarge, the content of the web page.
Pressing multiple times will repeatedly increase the magnification level; pressing Ctrl+minussign will progressively reduce the displayed size.

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Re: Logging into Antix forums

#9 Post by male » Sat Sep 22, 2018 3:03 pm

anticapitalista wrote:I switched of captcha for logging in. Let me know how it works.
Browser palemoon

with default setting uBlock
with stored Cokie
no captcha seen when logging in

with release setting uBlock
with empty cache and cokie memory
no captcha seen when logging in

But these are not my problems (uploading of pictures; formatting of code-text and quote-text input and quite bad, no preview of written contributions).
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Re: Logging into Antix forums

#10 Post by Gordon Cooper » Sat Sep 22, 2018 5:26 pm

No captcha~! Thanks anti, it works for me.
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