What's going on here? Is this legit?

Thread Starter


Joined Feb 20, 2011
I just tried responding to a thread and starting another, and both times I get this screen:


Is this legit? And why did it just now start coming up?

It also came up when I tried sending a PM.

Is anyone else having the same issue?



Joined Dec 8, 2012
I got the same thing a few minutes ago. I thought it was some extraneous security by AAC....:confused:

Had to do the captcha before I could post......


Joined Oct 18, 2012
It is a CloudFlare thing, so I would lean to the side that this is legitimate, but who knows?

Jrap, probably...

I haven't seen it...


Joined Mar 31, 2012
Didn't we have a similar issue not to long ago? If I recall, it is a security feature that you are supposed to only have to do once (at least from a given machine). But if it's database of machines that you have authenticated before gets flushed (or if it puts an expiry date on your authentication), then you might get it again.

Thread Starter


Joined Feb 20, 2011

Did you check your machine for malware like the page suggested?
I did, and I only had some low level things, like basic tracking cookies. Nothing major that I would have expected to cause this.

I look forward to hearing back from jrap about it.

Thanks for answering, everyone.

Best wishes,


Joined Nov 30, 2010
8:56 PM Eastern America time. Got the Captcha when replying to a PM.
It asked for feedback to the site owner so I said something rude.
My computer is so clean, I don't even allow Google on it, and I just check it earlier today. Firewall, virus scanner, MS Defender, all that stuff. I even tracked down and hand killed 4 cookies and the "preference" check box that allowed them to persist after I run CC Cleaner every time I close Firefox. The "Help" page says it's Firefox 22.0


Joined Apr 25, 2008
Beware of providers ,there are unbelievable things going on. I don't think you have

any privacy anymore. There was a story about all mail being photoed ,even junk

mail ads and resident mail with no name.