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Don't wanna see 404 no more

Login Error / Broken Link. Tried to log in. Was told to use a captcha. Didn't. Clicked log in and got a page which said: "Go back and use the captcha to log in." Clicked the "Go Back" link and got this page: https://​login.metafilter.com​/login/ which doesn't exist. [more inside]
posted by zarq on Oct 13, 2010 - 42 comments

What's up with the "type these words" login?

The new login procedure is annoying. [more inside]
posted by Reggie Digest on Nov 8, 2007 - 91 comments

No More Captcha

Captcha is gone. Thank you Matt.
posted by bardic on May 6, 2006 - 20 comments

Trouble logging in. Or actually not.

Trouble logging in. Or actually not.

I got a couple of different messages, one saying "error, email Matt" and another saying "error, delete MeFi cookies, if problem persists, email Matt". I gave up, thinking I wasn't logged in, but when I went to Ask, it turns out I was.

Another related thing. Is the CAPTCHA case-sensitive? Because it doesn't say either way. That would have eliminated one possible avenue of enquiry into why login was failing.
posted by AmbroseChapel on May 2, 2006 - 12 comments

MeFi Captcha

Apologies if this is redundant, but Yahoo's search revealed nothing about the look-n-feel of the MeFi captcha.

Metafilter's captcha is particularly irritating. Of the few sites I use that require it, this one is by far the worst. Many of the characters are ambiguous because they use a sans-serif font—combined with the size and font variation, letters like C, O, W become hard to distinguish when their cases change. And this is me being selfish—there's still the nagging problem that these are very inaccessible.

I realize (and read the thread on) why you installed one, and realize Matt-n-Co are busy creatures, and perhaps the alternatives aren't great right now. But sites like TicketBastard, Yahoo, and PayPal all use much less ambiguous, much more human-parsable captchas, and presumably have orders of magnitude more traffic than MeFi—so these must have worked pretty well so far.

Wikipedia has a list of alternatives for a variety of languages.
posted by symphonik on Apr 29, 2006 - 20 comments

Captcha borked

Captcha/Login/'badlogin.cfm' errors...

1.) If you log in correctly and the captcha is not correct, you will still be logged in when you go to the index page.
2) When you enter an incorrect captcha, you're directed to a page that simply says 'Captcha not correct!' ... not the badlogin.cfm page.
3) If you input your password incorrectly and are directed to the badlogin.cfm page, and then you input everything correctly and hit log in, it will direct you to a page that says "Contact matt if this error keeps happening" ... every time. ;)

Took me like 2-3 minutes to log in today. :-P
posted by SpecialK on Apr 15, 2006 - 8 comments

More broken.

Matt. More broken.

I logged in from another machine - OSX 3.9, safari 1.3.2
I get that goofy code that I have to type...and it doesn't redirect correctly. You'll see it when you logout and back in.
posted by filmgeek on Feb 25, 2006 - 6 comments

Computer crashed; it logged me out in AskMe but not here - error message inside

Computer crashed; it logged me out in AskMe but not here (?). Attempting to login at AskMe returns the following error:

Error Occurred While Processing Request
Element CAPTCHATEXT is undefined in FORM.


* Enable Robust Exception Information to provide greater detail about the source of errors. In the Administrator, click Debugging & Logging > Debugging Settings, and select the Robust Exception Information option.
* Check the ColdFusion documentation to verify that you are using the correct syntax.
* Search the Knowledge Base to find a solution to your problem.
posted by Tuwa on Feb 8, 2006 - 6 comments

What's the relationship between cookies and the CaptchaImage?

What's the relationship between cookies and the CaptchaImage?

I've been playing with Firefox's cookie settings, trying to make it so that I don't have to login to MeFi every time. I can't seem to make it work. Given that we're using the CaptchaImage to prevent automated posting - will this ever work? Or will I always need to login each time I come to the site (once I've closed my browser)?
posted by Dunwitty on Jan 7, 2006 - 11 comments

CAPTCHA problems

FYI, if you type in the wrong password the first time, the second login page continues to ask you to type in the letters from the image below, but doesn't show you the image any more.
posted by tiamat on Dec 13, 2005 - 11 comments

Why Captcha?

I was subjected to the indignity of a CAPCHA during my latest login attempt. Why do we need this?
posted by punishinglemur on Dec 11, 2005 - 20 comments

user login funtion is not working at all

HeadsUpFilter: the user login funtion is not working at all. Thank you.
posted by wheelieman on Dec 5, 2005 - 102 comments

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