I had asked a question earlier, and when I clicked the button to publish the question on the site, I had been hit with a captcha "in order to make sure I'm not a robot."
A couple thoughts about why I think this may have popped up:
- I'm in a different location: I live in Toronto, which is also the location that I list in my profile. However, I am currently in the moment in Kristiansund, Norway. This is strange, because I have also made posts to this site during my visit in Norway (albeit in different towns such as Drammen, Norway), and I have not encountered the captchas at that time.
- Note, I had 2, 406 reputation points at the time of the question writing.
- I was also signed in, and active particularly on chat before writing the question.
- The question was not copy pasted into the box, which Free Radical suggested could've been a reason.
Here is a screenshot showing the captcha: