Across many different pages including science journals, ChatGPT, and many others, CloudFlare verification goes into an infinite loop of:
1. “Verify you are a human”
2. Check the box or perform some other type of rain dance
3. “Please stand by, while we are checking your browser…”
4. Repeat step 1
I'm on Fedora Linux 37 using Firefox 110.
The workaround is to use Chrome.
After experiencing this dozens of times and getting annoyed of needing to use Chrome, I finally went and deleted all my cookies and cache which I had been dreading to do.
It did not help.
I don't have a CloudFlare account so I wrote up a detailed post on their community forums. I offered a HAR file and was willing to do diagnostics. It received no responses and it was auto-closed.
It's unacceptable that CloudFlare is breaking the internet while offering no community support.
Edit: I'm in Texas. I'm not using a VPN or Tor, just AT&T Fiber. I don't have ad-blockers. No weird extensions. Nothing special (besides being on Linux).
Edit2: Since this got traction, I opened a new community post: https://community.cloudflare.com/t/infinite-verify-you-are-a-human-loop/503065
To be clear, I'm not against CloudFlare doing DDoS protection, etc., but it can't be breaking the internet while ignoring community posts on it.
Edit3: The CloudFlare team has engaged. Thank you HN!