BTW would appreciate any RAY ID (long alpha numerical strings) if any of yiu can copy paste it in here.
Worst case if this does not resolve we can wing it and disable ddos protection to allow our angry old men in bold to get through.
I will race you to the other side (but actually I am holding up much better than I expected )Original Post Deleted
Update: This one is going to be interesting and non-trivial to figure out. There is one (more may be dozens) badly configured crawler of sorts that is coming in via come Smartone, HK Telecom and Hutchison IP ranges.. the automatons detect these and mark those ranges or individual IP addresses as "not good" and will continue to throw image challenges.
Still not able to detect a meaningful pattern to them .. but do have some "signatures" to play with.
I wasn't aware of this thread until now. In case it helps: I have no problem logging on from Malaysia.
Some changes have been made in the last hour. Do let me know if the problem continues.. Did notice that about 3.5K visitors were given image challenges in the last 24Hrs...will continue to monitor
Have a few more tweaks to go in later. I think I have it figured out this time. Had a light bulb moment as to why we have this problem... Give me about 4 hours.
Ive been getting a lot of 1020 errors and having to choose pictures with airplanes lately as well - not using vpn - IPs are my mobile phone and landline in Taiwan.