• Kk (unregistered)


  • A_L (unregistered)

    Looks like the bots finally found their way around reCAPTCHA.

  • F (unregistered) in reply to A_L

    Do you mean the frist bots or spam bots...?

  • (nodebb) in reply to F


  • PoPSiCLe (unregistered)

    Well, the first one is (probably) the alt-text, and since you're using Firefox with cross domain access prevention, I'm guessing the image is fetched externally, and then not shown. Not really an error, it's how it's supposed to work.

  • eric bloedow (unregistered)

    oh, that one reminded me of a story where someone set their "windows startup sound" to a ten minute long tune...then complained that it was taking a long time to start!

  • Ozz (unregistered)

    Back when I still did Windoze, my startup sound was a clip of Colonel Kurtz from Apocalypse Now! "The horror... The horror..."

  • jm (unregistered) in reply to PoPSiCLe

    I'd have guessed mixed content blocking. However, "Animated loading spinner" isn't really a great choice of alt text anyway. If I can't see the spinner, I don't care that it was animated or even that it was a spinner - at most, I care that it would have told me something was "Loading...", and that alt text would have looked just fine.

  • Foo AKA Fooo (unregistered) in reply to jm

    This. An alt text should not describe what the image is, but convey the meaning the image is supposed to convey.

    Then again, I wouldn't mind if all blink tags ever were replaced with the word "blinking".

  • Stuart L (unregistered) in reply to PoPSiCLe

    The image in question comes from the exact same server as the page in question - the source URL, in the HTML source, is "/authenticationendpoint/assets/img/large-spinner.gif". No server specified, so it's definitely not a cross-server blocking issue.

    Interestingly, the picture shows properly in Chrome, but the interstitial page doesn't display at all in Safari. Haven't checked it in IE or Edge.

  • Dale Gribble (unregistered)

    If your logoff sound is set to Bohemian Rhapsody, not only do you have to wait for it, but you also have to put up with what is often misattributed as 'music'.

  • Ashley Sheridan (unregistered)

    This reminds me of the bad (good?) old days of windows98 at school. We'd set all the computers to use a long song for their shutdown sound (bearing in mind almost none of the computers had speakers plugged in). The teachers who knew nothing about computers would always complain to the technicians about the computers taking literally minutes to shut down. I guess as a kid simple things easily amused us.

  • Joe (unregistered) in reply to Ashley Sheridan

    I know this guy who for fun some times plays the longest jukebox song.

  • Guest (unregistered)

    Someone pirating Windows... as you do when you're playing a custom logoff sound!

  • Ashley Sheridan (unregistered)

    Those spam bots are getting smarter. Not too smart, still dumb as a box of frogs, but they're at least including computer terms in their weird mash-up of language...

  • Ashley Sheridan (unregistered)

    they hack in PHP, Java and ASP.Net? Well, with those skills they must be good!

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