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Captcha Issues? Anyone?

Twice today I've written a post directly on here. You'd think I'd have learned my lesson about trying to write a post directly in the text box. I've been content writing a long time, and it seems the second you are lulled into thinking there will never be an issue pops up.

I'm hoping it's just me.

I was typing a post here as I was watching TV. Granted I had a lot of windows open AND I was working in Internet Explorer. That's a recipe for problems. When I got to the captcha, the captcha screen instructed me to enter the "word" in exactly as it was posted. It was blank. Not one letter. I decided to hit submit to refresh it. The program locked up.

I got into other things and forgot about it. Two hours passed, and I started rewriting. Why didn't I do it in Word? Sigh.

I hit submit, saw the captcha and typed it. I'm guessing the two word captcha listed was supposed to be typed as one word. It came up as incorrect, so I hit the back button.

My post was gone.

You'd think I would have gotten the hint after the first issue. But no, I did the exact same thing...and I had the same result.

Yes, folks...the definition of insanity

PS, I copied this post before I hit submit. Third time's the charm, eh?

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LoudMan wrote on July 25, 2014, 2:23 AM

Did you use the cache restore tool once you back-paged?

indexer wrote on July 25, 2014, 2:54 AM

Apart from using cache restore, as LoudMan suggests, I would recommend creating your own cache simply by copying your text in case you need to paste it later - of course, this only works if you don't copy something else before that need arises! Another trick I use under these circumstances is to select the next captcha if there has been a delay before the offered one can be used - which is what is likely to happen if you are typing directly into the text box. The fresh captcha is far less likely to pose a problem.

bestwriter wrote on July 25, 2014, 3:58 AM

The restore cache is a real saviour here. This vanishing trick appears when I am working too t but I am not worried.

MaeLou wrote on July 25, 2014, 10:18 AM

You can always hit the "refresh" button on the captcha - if it's taking awhile for you to write up a post, it could be timing out too.

Definitely use the "restore cache" option next time you need to hit the back button.

ella-romao wrote on July 25, 2014, 10:30 AM

Before I was writing directly in the text box, when Captcha becomes an issue to me, I go back one page and hit the restore cache and presto, my writings are there, no need to write over again. Have you try it?

FreyaYuki wrote on July 25, 2014, 2:04 PM

I'm new here but, so far, I haven't experienced any problems in submitting articles. Once, I saw a blank captcha too but I just clicked on the reload button on the captcha, which then gave me a word to type. I did so and was able to post the article with no problems. It's best to write your article elsewhere so you have a backup copy. Hope you won't experience any more issues.

KimRemesch wrote on July 27, 2014, 8:31 PM

I normally do type my posts in Word then paste them. Every so often, I get complacent and forget to do it. That's always when it happens. I couldn't choose the next captcha. It was obviously messed up as I saw nothing under the captcha. It looked like half of the page loaded. Thanks for the information