A minute or so ago, I attempted to post a question. This resulted in a pop-up (well, "lightbox" div) being drawn on the screen, with the following text in it (my emphasis):

Human Verification

Are you a human being? We apologize for the confusion, but we can't quite tell if you're a person or a script. Please don't take this personally. Bots and scripts can be remarkably lifelike these days!

Check the CAPTCHA box, and we'll be out of your way.

My question is: what CAPTCHA box?

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That's your browser blocking Google's JavaScript. I hate it too, but it makes my job easier so I can't really say much against it.

Temporarily allow https://[^/]google.com/.* and https://[^/]gstatic.com/.* to enable the ReCAPTCHA. Make sure to save your question / answer first, in case the page refresh wipes it!

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  • Thanks. May give that a go. However, I am no longer getting that pop-up when I click the "Post Your Question" button. Instead, the site now says, "You can only post once every 40 minutes." This is despite the fact that the last time I posted a question was ~57 minutes ago. Unfortunately, I can't report that here because the last question I posted here was posted <40 minutes ago. – sampablokuper Dec 30 '18 at 23:13
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    @sampablokuper That's odd. I think that's an actual bug. Maybe it counted the ReCAPTCHA as an attempt. – wizzwizz4 Dec 30 '18 at 23:15
  • @sampablokuper You haven't hit any custom rate limit ("No rate limit applied to this user"). If it's not gone by now, I suggest bringing this up on Meta Stack Exchange. – wizzwizz4 Dec 30 '18 at 23:25
  • Done, thanks. – sampablokuper Dec 30 '18 at 23:34

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