if you get that problem without getting the 'free pass' check for solving nothing
(that happens tome as well sometimes), and you feel adventurous, try this:
• highlight the captcha or area where it would have been if you cannot see it; • right-click-> inspect element; (splits screen into upper half, where the page is, and
lower half, with the source) • select div with captcha in it (the section will be the only one highlighted in the page above, corresponding to the html element selected below) • right-click--> edit as html • control a (or edit-->select all-->copy • either
-open up a plain text editor, paste where it says PASTE HERE, so that the following is before and after what you pasted :
<html><head><base href="[the root level address of the site you were on]">
• -save plain text file with extension '.html,' view in browser in private mode • or, if you post code snippets or can render with something like BBedit, do that • now you can see your captcha - as long as it did not communicate with the original page and refresh itself.
here are screenshots cobbled from this site and captcha --though properly of
course it would be the same site -- and with slightly more markup because i'm
lazy and used the form and faux-publishing functionality of hixie's data kitchen.
i attached them as well but don't know where they went, so i uploaded to imgur; hope that is comprehendable to someone out there.