It took me nearly 1/2 hour to get into tor.stackexchange.com

The Captchas are, in my opinion, illegible.

I listened to the audio file but when the audio came up, the box to enter the answer disappeared.

Looks like something is wrong with the captcha system.


The reason the Captchas are so difficult is because with Javascript disabled, your traffic looks more like bot traffic. I usually disable noscript or turn down the Tor slider to get through Cloudflare (as having scripts enabled makes Cloudflare instead show you a 3-4 digit long legible captcha image), though this can compromise anonymity. If this doesn't always work for you, find exit nodes that do allow the previous method (using New Tor Identity) a few times, and set Tor to use only those exit nodes in your torrc file as described here under ExitNodes node,node,…

EDIT: Answer didn't fully make sense, sorry for the unclarity.

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    I'm not complaining that there is a captcha, I'm saying that the captcha is ILLEGIBLE. It is so heavily blurred that it is impossible to determine what letters are used.
    – Scott
    Jan 30 '16 at 18:36

The only proper way is to make an onion entry point to whole StackExchange network.

  • Perhaps you could explain that? Your answer doesn't mean anything to me.
    – Scott
    Jan 30 '16 at 18:35
  • @Scott The thing is, that there's a IDS(Intrusion Detection Systems)/IPS(Intrusion Prevention Systems) layer in ISP Datacenters to protect the hosted sites and servers. A reasonable thing, BUT in many "anonymous proxies" lists/checkers Tor exits are listed too. So - you can't disable this check, but shooting in your leg by encomplicating Tor user's life. To keep this check AND to make Tor user experience smooth and good - a hidden service must be launched for StackExchange. Some dot-onion address.
    – Alexey Vesnin Mod
    Jan 30 '16 at 19:24

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