I'm spending a year dead for tax reasons.
15th December 2002
Thoughts? Does anyone here disable JS?
Danny King | Community Manager | GameFront.com
World's most disgruntled gamer
6th September 2016
If you want any modern dynamic functionality on a website, you need three things at the very least: HTML5, CSS3, and JS. I would definitely go as far as to call everyone who uses NoScript and similar plugins for anything other than safety precautions on unknown websites an imbecile, but I would also like to hereby bitchslap the entirety of the web dev space for using a language that needs multiple plugins/frameworks/APIs/whatevers to make it worthwhile to code in like it's some holy grail and not making a more optimal alternative.
Plokite_Wolf | Artist & Game Admin | GameFront.com
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Caffiene Fuelled Ravings of an undiagnosed Sociopath.
13th June 2008
This is likely all down to the recent introduction of ReCAPTCHA v3 which runs in the background as a threat assessment tool. No clicking, no filling out boxes, no picking images. ReCAPTCHA v3 apparently runs a risk analysis in the background which will tell the webmaster or programmer if the currently authenticated user is a threat or not. From the above link:
A Frictionless User Experience
Over the last decade, reCAPTCHA has continuously evolved its technology. In reCAPTCHA v1, every user was asked to pass a challenge by reading distorted text and typing into a box. To improve both user experience and security, we introduced reCAPTCHA v2 and began to use many other signals to determine whether a request came from a human or bot. This enabled reCAPTCHA challenges to move from a dominant to a secondary role in detecting abuse, letting about half of users pass with a single click. Now with reCAPTCHA v3, we are fundamentally changing how sites can test for human vs. bot activities by returning a score to tell you how suspicious an interaction is and eliminating the need to interrupt users with challenges at all. reCAPTCHA v3 runs adaptive risk analysis in the background to alert you of suspicious traffic while letting your human users enjoy a frictionless experience on your site.
Mikey - GameFront.com - Lead Developer
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Mister Angry Rules Guy
1st February 2010
Google apparently is not not the only one. Yahoo told me they detected suspicious activity from my account, and I cannot log in because I cannot remember the security questions.
Keep in mind that I only use that account for one purpose. That is where all my guitar news is routed.
17th June 2002
I used to keep JS disabled because it was buggy, laggy garbage that caused more problems than it solved. I haven't bothered lately though, principally because it's calmed down a bit and I'm lazy.
As I'm trying to migrate away from Google in all possible things anyway (I'm struggling to leave YouTube alone though), I couldn't care less about this. Use Google or don't use Google. There are alternatives out there, and voting with your 'wallet' remains a thing.