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Gnomon - time to move on

Today is one of those days when the Captcha system decides I'm not allowed to change any entries. I had hoped to finish my entry on the Dolmabahce Palace in Istanbul and to put it into Peer Review, but the Captcha thinks I'm a suspicious person because I make so many edits.

smiley - sadface


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Gnomon - time to move on

I'll try again after the long weekend, on Tuesday. It might have changed its mind by then.

I wish somebody would fix that Captcha so that it actually does what it is supposed to do. It's unacceptable at the moment.


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Post 3

Gnomon - time to move on


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Post 4

Recumbentman

Bummer. Sympathies. smiley - cheerup


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2legs - Hey, babe, take a walk on the wild side...

smiley - yikes there's a capture on editing an article?/entry? smiley - yikes not found that one yet... (guessing this is in Pliny?) smiley - weird I've actually switched over now, to use pliny more, for well, if not actual proper guide stuff, like entrys, then just for browsing, and teh conversations etc; the navigation is actually better, I think, if anything; once I've gotten past the getting the however many years of using the old system, familiarity slightly out of my freobrain w whilst browsing smiley - zen Not had a proper look t writnig/editing entrys though, probably oughta do that just to see how its looking on that side of things smiley - zensmiley - geeksmiley - goodlucksmiley - biro I've so many entrys I want to finish writing when I can find the capicity to turn my mind to concentrate on finishing research for them and actually putting them down on a document smiley - biro maybe I should just try writing them; seeing as how I've so much time spare, given my near total insomnia smiley - laughsmiley - biroand now I've a working laptop I can use instead of the held together by gaffa tape netbook of antiquity... smiley - run


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Post 6

Baron Grim

As for writing or editing entries in Pliny, here's my advice.


DON'T!

You WILL lose your work eventually.


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2legs - Hey, babe, take a walk on the wild side...

ahh... I always use my hopefully fool-proof combination of notepad, plus keeping them in my dropbox.... smiley - zen seems to work thus far... well, cept for the slight problem, for me, of notepad not haing a smell check feature smiley - laugh


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Post 8

Gnomon - time to move on

2Legs,

The Captcha is nothing to do with Pliny. It happens in the old Ripley skins as well. There are three levels:

1. You are editing small entries or making rare edits. Captcha ignores you.

2. You are editing large entries regularly but not too often, or you are editing very large entries rarely. Captcha insists on you typing a code, but is otherwise happy.

3. You are editing large entries frequently or very large entries regularly. Captcha asks for a code but returns an error causing control to return to an empty editing box. It is impossible to save the changes in this state.

Captcha takes into account where you are posting from, so if you have problems on one PC, you can switch to another and get around it. But if you keep on making changes it will cop on and start rejecting you on that one too.

It's also possible to fool it temporarily by creating a new entry and copying the entire content to that - since this will be the first time you've edited this entry it won't count as frequent. Again it cops on fairly quickly.

I've managed to get around the problem for the moment by doing all my edits in Notepad, then just making one edit - because it was more than 2 hours since my last edit, it let it through, so the entry is now in Peer Review.


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paulh. the world is a circus, but why d I have to work without a net?

I have no use for Captcha. smiley - grr


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Icy North

This must be the only context in which 2legs spells the word 'capture' correctly smiley - biggrin


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paulh. the world is a circus, but why d I have to work without a net?

smiley - yikes Whom should we notify?


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Post 12

Gnomon - time to move on

As Spike Milligan said many years ago, it's not my fault, it's San Andreas fault.


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paulh. the world is a circus, but why d I have to work without a net?

I've often wondered how many china shops are located along the San Andreas Fault.


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ITIWBS

The San Andreas fault?

About a thousand meters due south west.

Its quiet at the moment.


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Gnomon - time to move on

I remember driving up Route 1 from San Francisco on Recumbentman's recommendation. It was quite obvious where it crossed the san Andreas Fault.


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ITIWBS

Its buried under a sand dune locally, so its not as dramatic as it might be.

The is though, a barely visible groundswell after a exceptionally heavy rain.


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2legs - Hey, babe, take a walk on the wild side...

Icy; "This must be the only context in which 2legs spells the word 'capture' correctly"

'Capture' is actually a word I can spell smiley - tongueout MMM.... capture...d..... smiley - winkeye


oh. great.
now. the S.A fault... is gona be my fault isn't it.... I can feel it... in my.... pituitary.... smiley - zensmiley - silly


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paulh. the world is a circus, but why d I have to work without a net?

If you add a pie to it, a really good meal.


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lil ~ Auntie Giggles with added login ~ returned


I'm definitely not pressing buttons smiley - tongueout


lil xx


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paulh. the world is a circus, but why d I have to work without a net?

Does that also apply to sewing buttons? It's been a brutal winter, and my overcoats have lost some buttons. smiley - sadface


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