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An Issue with Validation Codes in Internet Explorer

It’s been brought to my attention (thanks Alain and Ron!) that some sites will not display the validation image when you load them in LookContests.com.  For example, you may see something like this:

The problem, of course, is that you can’t see the squiggly letter that you’re supposed to type.  This seems to be a problem only for Internet Explorer.

There are, fortunately, a few ways to work around this problem.  You can:

  • Right-click on the image and select “Display Image”
  • or, load the contest site its own tab or window (you may need to disable your pop-up blocker to do this)
  • or, use Firefox

I suspect that the first option will be good enough for most people.

For what it’s worth, I use Firefox almost all of the time, and most of my testing for LookContests is done in Firefox.  So, if you find issues with IE (or any other browser), please let me know and I’ll see if it’s something that I can fix or provide a workaround.