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04-22-2020 at 09:29 AM
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BOT Verification !!! Twingalaxies

As you've probably noticed, in the past 2 months we have introduced a security system which verifies if visitors are real humans or bots.

Even though we had no reports so far of issues with the system, if any of you have had an issue with it (recaptcha not verifying, stuck in a loop, etc) we would like to know so that we can investigate it.

If you have had issues, please help us with your IP address and a screenshot of the issue

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  1. Barthax's Avatar

    Happy to report no problems encountered myself.

    Of course, if someone does have a problem accessing the site, they won't see this wall post. ;)

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  2. starcrytas's Avatar

    Never had any issues here.

  3. The Evener's Avatar

    One downside of the bot screen (I think Garrett might have brought this up earlier) is that the site can no longer be crawled by the Internet Archive. The last successful crawl was Feb 11; from that date to early March, the crawls are just hangs on "Verifying you're not a robot," and after early March, the crawls stop all together.

    Granted, given the current web presence of TG, it's not an easy site to capture. Like with the old TG, the score database doesn't get captured unless the crawl got access to a list of all the relevant hyperlinks, but these are served up through user searches. That said, there was some useful content ranging from wall posts to general forum that crawled earlier.

    Since 1999/2000, the Internet Archive has crawled the TG site, and those earlier captures provided not only useful historical content for the curious ranging from articles, press releases, TG activities, etc, but in many cases the captures proved very helpful in answering a range of questions being posed by the community today, from previous rule sets for tracks to validating or refuting claims featured in some recent high profile disputes.

    I think it would be a really good idea if TG proactively reached out to the Internet Archive to see if there can be some sort of arrangement where scheduled crawls/captures could be planned to coincide with the temporary suspension of the bot check, or to examine some other workaround so the Archive can continue to document TG's history.



  4. 90skidJohnny's Avatar
    As a fanboy if the internet archive, I hope a way to overcome this can happen.
    Quote Originally Posted by The Evener
    One downside of the bot screen (I think Garrett might have brought this up earlier) is that the site can no longer be crawled by the Internet Archive. The last successful crawl was Feb 11; from that date to early March, the crawls are just hangs on "Verifying you're not a robot," and after early March, the crawls stop all together.
    Granted, given the current web presence of TG, it's not an easy site to capture. Like with the old TG, the score database doesn't get captured unless the crawl got access to a list of all the relevant hyperlinks, but these are served up through user searches. That said, there was some useful content ranging from wall posts to general forum that crawled earlier.
    Since 1999/2000, the Internet Archive has crawled the TG site, and those earlier captures provided not only useful historical content for the curious ranging from articles, press releases, TG activities, etc, but in many cases the captures proved very helpful in answering a range of questions being posed by the community today, from previous rule sets for tracks to validating or refuting claims featured in some recent high profile disputes.
    I think it would be a really good idea if TG proactively reached out to the Internet Archive to see if there can be some sort of arrangement where scheduled crawls/captures could be planned to coincide with the temporary suspension of the bot check, or to examine some other workaround so the Archive can continue to document TG's history.



  5. admin staff's Avatar

    We have whitelisted the internet archive . It will be able to crawl twingalaxies again

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