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Can someone tell me how clicking some pictures is going to protect my account? Is there any stats or data that say it's an effective tool against hijacking? Hijackers aren't stupid they know what a traffic light looks like.

23-Aug-2019 03:05:47

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scousy said:
Can someone tell me how clicking some pictures is going to protect my account? Is there any stats or data that say it's an effective tool against hijacking? Hijackers aren't stupid they know what a traffic light looks like.
Jagex wants to get rid of bots, although I've never saw one posting, and they wanna get rid of F2P accounts like us as we interfere with their business. Our opinions / feedback stirs their employees minds too much probably make them oppose Phil & Dave too much which they can't handle.
In 2009 these guys toxicated the rsof with their thoughts & mindset, back than, and this was how they wanna make the rsof become as what it now has become, a forum for the elite of Jagex and their RWT-friends to exchange their thoughts in an academic manor.
We peasants don't belong here and every safety feature they can throw at us to make it more annoying to log in into the rsof.
Of course we can make it vanish a little if we pay them lots of money because than they considerate to tolerate us for the time being. So "pay to make captcha go away".

23-Aug-2019 07:08:09

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Hmm said:
Were you not satisfied with your answers

Nothing captcha is designed to prevent hijackers, it is a tool to prevent excesssive or unwanted database operations from malicious users.
Based upon our server request, when we click on the websites "Sign in" button-link, we receive the login screen with attached to it "Captcha / ReCaptcha".
Based upon data send to Jagex (about our computer / Ip-adress) Jagex decides to hinder us because they don't like us and label us in one stroke with bots, even before we type our login details.

23-Aug-2019 09:28:02

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2_Tron said:

Using Captcha and reCaptcha for protecting against bots/spammers is fine to me as I have no problems with that.


Jagex: Uses Captcha to prevent bots
You: has a problem with that.

23-Aug-2019 09:35:04

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Hmm said:
2_Tron said:

Using Captcha and reCaptcha for protecting against bots/spammers is fine to me as I have no problems with that.


Jagex: Uses Captcha to prevent bots
You: has a problem with that.
Lol 3 captcha's after each other to make this post LOL. I am human and I could prove that but then I would say things bots do not and moderation kicks in to throw me out. There are no bots here and neither am I, I am not a bot still Jagex does treat me like I am one.

So prevention is also used for other purposes. ;)

23-Aug-2019 09:40:14

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3 Captchas to make that post? Why? You were literally just logged in 10 minutes ago. Did you log in and out during making the previous post and this one? Logging into the same service repeatedly is considered to be suspicious, and so doing it will increase the amount and difficulty of the Captchas. The fix to this is ensuring that the login doesn't expire so soon and is something that Jagex are looking into, but if you're literally logging in and out everytime you post, I make no wonder you have so many Captchas.

Statistically, you're suspicious. The algorithm says so, and it might make mistakes, but it's acting with actual data it has, so there's something suggesting your browsing session is at a threshold of abnormality.

" There are no bots here "
Guess the Captcha works, but then I'd be trying to prove a negative.

23-Aug-2019 09:43:14 - Last edited on 23-Aug-2019 09:43:26 by Hmm

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@Hmm, to answer yours previous post - ... yes I do log in & out when I post determined by the amount of posts I wanna make.

Why?

That's where we have to go back roughly 8-10 years ago when pre-mentioned individuals were posting in The RSOF complaining about the amount of "spam-posts / peasant-posts / and other traffic" that was a heavy server-load and Jagex should get rid of that sooner or later.
When I did read about it I made that decision to log-in and post after that log-out. This I have repeated for many many years and never had anything to do with captcha / recaptcha.

Why? - the reason -

1) back in time people who were sharp criticizing other peoples feedback often were "followed / stalked" for the things they said making it others difficult to get their way around things. Those who stalked us and effectively put us to silence were forum moderators (not all of them) and no matter how much you did your best they matched us as they were able to see us log-in. I do know the software and believe me, some can catch you before finishing writing your post.
That was the first reason to keep logging in & out when posting.

2) As these opposers complained about misuse of server space / spam etc. etc. I thought to myself why not, I decided to log in "ONLY" when I wanted to post a reply or make a thread or maintain a thread I had.
I find it a good way of use to only log in when it really needs to to post and everything else I do offline unless it's a special forum that requires login in.
I am not the kind of person to stay online all day and cruel myself all over The Internet alike Social Media, I do not want to hinder others from making use of a server thus I move away login out. After all we have to share the same virtual space.

Coming back to Jagex use of captcha / recaptcha, if Jagex only looks at my login in requests and decide to classify me being a bot / spammer of any kind then I only have to say this ...

23-Aug-2019 12:32:05

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