Every time I try to access DOBBS, I need to login with my email username and password.
The next I see the "CAPTCHA" page, and told to enter my username and password again.
1. What is this CAPTCHA? And why I need to enter my username and password there?
2. If I am receiving notices and updates from DOBBS and therefore on your "mailing list", why am I told I 'have no right to access that page' and need to enter my username and password repeatedly?
I presume you are referring to Dobbs web forums.
The content of the forum discussions and updates are for members' eyes only and hence one needs to login in order to view the updates. Some sections are public e.g. the medical news section and do not need login.
So while the mailing list keeps you informed of the latest, you still need to login when accessing the web forums.
To avoid seeing the "Captcha" login page, you can login using the main page https://forum.mydobbs.net and enter your username and password in the sidebar login as illustrated here:
The login can be your registered username or email address and the password is what you set earlier.
If you have forgotten the password you can use the Password reset link (Click on "forgot password" )
If you still have trouble resetting the password let me know and I can manually reset it for you.
If you are NOT using a shared computer, then I suggest you check the Remember me box so that your browser will remember your login and password and you don't have to repeatedly login each time you access Dobbs web forums. If you are using a shared computer I do not recommend this.
The Captcha anti-hacking protection is used only in system login page:
https://forum.mydobbs.net/masuk (also via https://dobbs.my/masuk)
which is to protect the site from automated spam and hacking attempts which use this default system login page..
You can login to Dobbs using this page but if you do not want to see the Captcha, then please use the login from the main page as described above.
Do note that Dobbs also runs on Facebook as a closed group and the Docquity app based platform. Both of these also require user login as the content is for registered members only. For more info on all 3 Dobbs platforms, please see https://dobbs.my
Dr. Alan Teh