Captcha on Download

I just ran into the capture while downloading today. I scanned a lot of models and checked them in the slicer to find the one that was worth printing. I was pretty quick navigating because I knew what I was looking for - but I can assure you, it was me and not a bot :sweat_smile:.

While the browsing felt normal, I was still surprised to be greeted by a captcha.
@Tanklet maybe the bot detection based on interactions could need some tuning?
It may be at least worth watching, to avoid regular users being mistakenly detected as bots. :robot:

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the catchpa will appear if you download lots of models i believe ?

No, I had to solve a captcha to download a single model, without doing much prior browsing.

are you using vpn meaby ?

I don’t (25 chars, 25 chars, 25chars)

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You can bookmark xsynatic’s post for later too, when you forget.

I’m not just a teacher of this tip, but also a victim of it’s non use.

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Thanks!

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I wouldn’t complain about captcha. It helps fight against volume download and spam attacks on legit makers models to caused them to trigger the system to flag them down.

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Then let them know your solution if you can provide one, otherwise, the statement has no weight.

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This is how id look at a captcha if effected me
captcha = download limits without any real limits to users prepared to tick a box and help the site help those that benefit most
no captcha = just add download limits to prevent download exploiters using the system for there benifit, or malice against a particular account .
the attitude below ( no offence or accusation meant ) is usually what puts the exploiters off because they are time consuming and irksome to individuals

“Logic clearly dictates that the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few”

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Ran into captcha a few times over the last day or two. Small price to pay for point rewards.

I’d be open to doing it every download. Whatever, it’s not that hard I’m not a robot.

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I’m sure they will be able to tune the captcha with time. If they use invisible captcha it should do a decent job of determining if you are human or bot based on browser interactions. I use them for sites at work and the only people that seem to have issues are the ones that are trying to set up automations.

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:ok_hand:

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How often did you encounter captcha?
Did you download a lot on one day?
Or share a IP with others (who may download a lot of models)?

Did you encounter frequently?

No, from a convenience standpoint, this is perfectly fine for me. I encountered another captcha just a couple of minutes ago while downloading a couple of print profiles from my own (single) model to archive them. I triggered the download button in rapid succession, so I’m not surprised the Captcha was triggered.

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I get captcha just clicking on 3D Preview button… not even downloading.

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