It may be a Cloudflare issue, but why is it necessary to have those tight Cloudflare anti-spam blocks in the first place?
It's nearly impossible for people to post freely using any kind of anonymisation, which, like the OP said, is pretty fucked up especially on a site where leftist politics are discussed. I personally am lucky that I don't need a proxy or VPN or Tor or whatever, but everyone should have the ability
to use them... and maybe I'm imagining it, but I've noticed at least /GET/ and /ref/ seem a bit less active recently and I wouldn't be one bit surprised if it had to do with this shit.
Consider how 8kun literally has no "protection" whatsoever, yet it remains up and running. If a far-right looney site can afford to not have tight spam protection, why can't a left-wing non-looney site?
The "solution" can't be "use Tor until it works" because this is at the end of the day an imageboard
and you can't post pics with Tor... and if Torposting was allowed in full (as in you could post pics and there were no bans), there'd be literally no reason not to allow proxyposting and VPNposting as well. There factually is
no reason other than paranoia. Sure, there may be occasional raids, and during those raids such blocks do make sense, but not when there isn't an ongoing raid (or its immediate aftermath).
I understand there's probably no chance of these anti-spam measures being loosened no matter how many people complain, but seriously, it just sucks that this site is semi-actively pushing users away... possibly in an incidentally discriminatory way those who'd need a site like this the most. I don't know what country the OP for example is from, but I do know it should be irrelevant when it comes to who can post. If they can't post without a proxy or VPN, then isn't it literally discrimination to prevent them from posting at all? Maybe that's a "liberal idpol" argument, I don't know, but I'd assume countries where people need a proxy or VPN to post on a leftist site are not any kind of leftist countries.
As for Torposting, again, what's the big deal about Tor users posting pics? Some might spam CP or whatever, but how likely is that actually as a regular enough occurrence that it'd warrant such measures? I understand that this is a small site that can't have hypervigilant 24/7 moderation so it wouldn't be possible to delete it within seconds
, and that nobody wants to see that shit even just to delete it... but if there's a CP spam wave, why not briefly block pics from Torposters then for a variable period of time so that the spammer can't predict when it ends?
Or, since there at least supposedly is a "block bypass", why not make it actually functional in all cases? I mean, what's the point if it doesn't even work how it's supposed to?
Sorry for the rant, I guess, but please understand our collective frustration.