Starting last night I've been having to verify that I'm not a robot with obnoxious frequency. It started right after I downloaded and tested Amplified End. I hope this is not the fault of the mod and just a coincidence of some policy change that turned on around that time.
I'm trying to build a new modpack for a server so I can get it launched. Having to repeatedly verify that I'm not a robot is really slowing me down and delaying the launch of a server.
I've followed the suggested fixes on the page, scan for viruses/malware, didn't help. I even downloaded "Privacy Pass" as instructed by the Cloudflare CAPTCHA page. You can see its cute little yellow ticket icon in my pinned extensions, doing absolutely nothing. It hasn't fixed the issue.
So, came back to this question (through a captcha of course), and noticed the cloudflare page recommends the Privacy Pass extension to avoid doing so many of these.... I don't normally recommend browser extensions, but wow does something need to be done. This is terrible. It's worth adding an extension I think, if you visit here often.
The captcha issues are with Cloudfare not cf. For what ever reason Cloudfare decides to flag you and cause issues for what ever reason it chooses.
In reply to Imtenacious: CurseForge is still a lot safer then 9minecraft. Files are scanned on upload here. Anyone can steal, alter and reupload to 9minecraft. As far as I know files there are not checked.
I'm having the same issue, and it's very frustrating. Seems to be that having 3rd party cookies and 'do not track' in Firefox makes it worse.
Running a naked browser in a VM and solving a few will get past the issue for a while... then it will start asking you as well after you've viewed a few dozens of pages, even in a totally stock, insecure browser.
I'm wondering if Curse has cranked up the security settings on their Cloudflare dashboard for some reason. Setting to "High" or "I'm Under Attack!" will very quickly cause problems like this, in my experience.
Its probably because they are afraid people will look to find ways to download addons without using their specific methods allowed. I.E. they are trying to protect against attempts to re-support addon apps like wowup, that avoid their ad riddled bloatware. Ironically I think stupid ways of deploying protection like this will result in those methods getting defeated programmatically soon enough.