This value is not a valid captcha

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#1 Posted by BoboMcGraw (11 posts) -

I can post a new comment in an article discussion, but I cannot reply to existing comments. I get "This value is not a valid captcha" every time, but I don't see anywhere I can enter a captcha. There is no checkbox under the reply, but there is one for the new comment.

I've tried this on Chrome and Firefox, and tried resetting the page.

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#2 Posted by BoboMcGraw (11 posts) -

@bobomcgraw: And it just decided to work. Wonder what that was all about.

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#3 Edited by wemmick (372 posts) -

@bobomcgraw: A gremlin! Thanks for the report though - we'll keep our eyes out for this.

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#4 Edited by Kalechipz (7 posts) -

@wemmick: I'm having this same problem today too: on mobile (safari), firefox, and chrome.

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#5 Posted by VGsForever (6 posts) -

@wemmick: I'm also having the problem with the invalid captcha box that doesn't exist.

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#6 Edited by GenCyberFunK (7 posts) -

This is happening to me also. It's been occurring now for a few weeks.

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#7 Posted by wemmick (372 posts) -

@gencyberfunk: Thanks for the reports, guys - we'll take a look!

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#8 Posted by DrThanatos (16 posts) -

@wemmick: I am currently having this exact problem

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#9 Posted by wemmick (372 posts) -

@drthanatos: We are still digging into the root causes. Sorry for the inconvenience!

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#10 Edited by NacroticReaper (11 posts) -

Me as well.

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#11 Edited by SunBroDan (8 posts) -

I'm also experiencing this problem. Not the best mid-way through an internet discussion haha

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#12 Edited by InConSciOUS (8 posts) -

@wemmick: Same here, can't reply to any comments, and there is no captcha for replies, only the one at the top, for new comments. :|

(Really, there's way too many captchas. Another captcha, just for editing my post?.. Also, all videos are lagging majorly, for no ((apparent)) reason. Audio is okay, it seems, but the video skips. Not a hardware issue, either..)

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#13 Posted by Zegatorian (6 posts) -

Lately i cant reply to comments either because of this problem, using Firefox if that matters in any way. Im guessing you guys are still searching for the problem, just wanted to input that its not solved yet :/

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#14 Edited by JGui (170 posts) -

Exactly same problem for me! Can't comment AND reply! It sucks!

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#15 Edited by tomdawg3 (6 posts) -

wemmick

same here

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#16 Edited by Jai_86 (20 posts) -

Me too.

I can't even post new comments because it wants me to tick a non-existent captcha.

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#17 Edited by Jai_86 (20 posts) -

Gamespot, sort your god damned website out.

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#18 Edited by ElephantSpottin (7 posts) -

Gamespot, sort your god damned website out.

Same problem, apparently two weeks a month still going strong.

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#19 Posted by darkelemental1 (12 posts) -

New account and the first experience I have is nothing works, good first impression.

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#20 Posted by Squidkidz (7 posts) -

A month and no fix? Need someone to teach you guys how to run a forum?

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#21 Posted by HardRude (11 posts) -

Same problem pls fix this :/

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#22 Posted by DrThanatos (16 posts) -

Still cannot reply to anyone's comment

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#23 Edited by MovingTarget500 (26 posts) -

Same here

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#24 Edited by MovingTarget500 (26 posts) -

Tried on Safari and Chrome, still can't reply. Very frustrating.

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#25 Posted by MovingTarget500 (26 posts) -

Started working! I happened after I posted in the forums and got a valid Captcha for commenting - now it doesn't asks, and it's all good!

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#26 Posted by wemmick (372 posts) -

@movingtarget500: So this should finally be working. Sorry for the delay, folks!

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#27 Edited by deactivated-59e2b82e6beda (1 posts) -

It's not working. I had this problem while creating an account (which you guys insist I do). How difficult is it to make users create an account without giving strange errors? I've never encountered this problem ever before in my life. Fix your website please.

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#28 Edited by WitcherRalph617 (11 posts) -

I'm getting it now too, a year later. This site is a god damn mess.

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#29 Edited by SilenTMar (3 posts) -

It's called censorship.

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#30 Posted by ToonLonk (440 posts) -

@bobomcgraw: I know. Annoying, right?!

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#31 Edited by LoD_DEMOCIDE (9 posts) -

It's happening to me too.

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#32 Posted by Adunai (7 posts) -

GameSpot is only for console game fans anyway, lmao. Why did I even create an account here?

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#33 Edited by StopTrollingPLZ (1 posts) -

This is happening to me too.

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#34 Edited by supergalactic (2 posts) -

I been getting this is not a valid captcha.

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#35 Edited by STacyRect (1 posts) -

Lmao this has been going on for years..

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#37 Edited by flipovic (9 posts) -

Well, this is a little worrying...you guys reported this so long ago and it just happened to me...on an Android phone over its default Chrome Browser...

It happened while I was posting a comment for a game which was reviewed a while back, don't know if that makes a difference as those older games don't even show the total of entered comments, unlike newer games.

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#38 Edited by flipovic (9 posts) -

Just an update, I was able to submit said comment on the game I mentioned when on a desktop browser...but on Android Chrome the recaptcha box did not appear and thus I received the reported error...

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#39 Edited by BackInAction (2 posts) -

Test post to clear bad captcha message

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#40 Posted by dpavol21 (2 posts) -

Happening to me too. I can post, but not reply, even to a comment on a post I already made.

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#41 Posted by Adunai (7 posts) -

We are the minority, and minorities don't matter, amirite?

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#42 Edited by magichimp (3 posts) -

New here and I hope this does not happen to me. I am currently using vivaldi browser. I was unable to register using chrome or IE. wtf :(

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#43 Posted by Stryder56 (18 posts) -

Same issue. I can see a captcha for new posts, but there is not one for replies, and Gamespot will not allow me to reply without this non-existent captcha.

Please fix.

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#44 Edited by Commandoclown (3 posts) -

I'm getting the same thing

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#45 Posted by brightamethyst (39 posts) -

Is this EVER going to be fixed? I haven't been able to reply to comments for almost a month because I keep getting this error.

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#46 Posted by Zer0Day (119 posts) -

Having this same issue plz fix