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Guests on site count...?

  1. Throughout the course of my membership, I have always noticed the Software's "guest" count to be in the hundreds.

    However, during the last 24 hours or so, it has dropped to one!

    While I never underestimate my capacity for outrage and off putting, that seems like a bizarre drop in visitors, my elite abilities of alienation notwithstanding..

    What do you think?
  2. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 3,468   +622

    7 members, 1 guest. :O What have you done Cranky..
  3. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Topic Starter Posts: 10,681   +881

    Weeded out the slackers....with extreme prejudice.....:eek:
    madboyv1 and jobeard like this.
  4. Zoltan Head

    Zoltan Head TS Enthusiast Posts: 268   +27

    I think there is a problem with the "Captcha" gizmo if you try to post as a guest - I just logged out to check, tried 7 or 8 codes, nothing! I noticed there weren't any guest posts lately too, it's because they can't!!(n):'(
  5. Zoltan Head

    Zoltan Head TS Enthusiast Posts: 268   +27

    I see there is one solitary guest on now - please tell us how you did it??!! :confused:
  6. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Topic Starter Posts: 10,681   +881

    This has been my point the guest count never did zero out, it's been stuck on "one", for a week.

    I'm not sure why this thread hasn't attracted anyone from staff's attention yet, it seems important to the site's well being!

    Well that, and I haven't had new blood to argue with in a week....;)
  7. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,308   +265

    I'll argue with you for the sake of arguing - but I'll probably agree with most of what you're saying. ;)
    DragonMaster Jay likes this.
  8. Jay Pfoutz

    Jay Pfoutz Malware Helper Posts: 4,286   +49

    This is a problem. Our topics in the malware forum have gone down progressively since September. We keep losing and losing. :p

    Seems the CAPTCHA is fine with me. Look at it:

    captcha-solve-media.PNG
  9. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Topic Starter Posts: 10,681   +881

    Can anybody come to grips with the idea that the, "visitors on site count", was in the 600's one day, and one (1) the next?

    It begs the question, "was that wrong yesterday, or wrong now"?
  10. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,308   +265

    I'm sure it's wrong now. I've always noticed that the guest count is quite high and anything not in the hundreds just doesn't sound right. We get so many hits on the first page of google that there's no way there aren't a bunch of guests browsing.
    DragonMaster Jay likes this.
  11. Zoltan Head

    Zoltan Head TS Enthusiast Posts: 268   +27

    So what would the answer to that one be, for instance??
    I tried to get past several of these to post a reply, as a guest, earlier today, but couldn't - and yes, I am of at least reasonable intelligence!! And not a spam bot (or am I? I feel a discussion thread coming on, what if the universe is a botnet?)
    Seriously, what would YOU put in the box for the example you posted? :):confused:
     
  12. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Topic Starter Posts: 10,681   +881

    As you go forward young padawan, take great comfort in this; "cogito ergo sum"!
  13. Jay Pfoutz

    Jay Pfoutz Malware Helper Posts: 4,286   +49

    Uhh it plays a video and tells you the security code, goofball. :)
  14. Zoltan Head

    Zoltan Head TS Enthusiast Posts: 268   +27

    No it doesn't, crud-for-brains (you started it). (n)
    I already told you it doesn't work.
  15. Zoltan Head

    Zoltan Head TS Enthusiast Posts: 268   +27

    For clarification, I just tried again, when I clicked the gizmo, it read "abide with me", in broken print, I typed this in it said something about not entering the Captcha thing properly. Again. Honest it did.:confused:
  16. Jay Pfoutz

    Jay Pfoutz Malware Helper Posts: 4,286   +49

    That's the way SolveMedia is. The one that I did, was a video one.
  17. Pan Wah

    Pan Wah TS Enthusiast Posts: 134   +27

    Yeah you're right. It won't let me in as a guest either. :'(
  18. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Topic Starter Posts: 10,681   +881

    Believe it or not, everybody could at least be partly correct. It depends on which browser and which extensions you're using. With "NoScript" or similar you could be locking yourself out.

    The captcha applet requites a script permission all its own.
  19. Per Hansson

    Per Hansson TS Server Guru Posts: 1,930   +123 Staff Member

    DragonMaster Jay likes this.
  20. ucould2

    ucould2 TS Enthusiast Posts: 335

    I've firstly open this conversation / thread with my mobile device and in this mode (mobile) the *smileys* are not displaying,,,maybe they're (The Guests) are not seeing you with all the witt and gile that I know you exude into every post you preside? :biggrin:,,,:)
  21. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 3,468   +622

    Seems fixed - 789 guests online now. :O


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