I ran a long SEDE query without logging in. Did the captcha, but after ~30 or ~60 sec got "Verification expired".

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Unsure if bug or feature request. Saw it quite often over the past few months. Chrome+Win10.

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    Interesting there aren't any search results for this exact error message.
    – bad_coder
    Oct 19, 2022 at 0:55
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    @bad_coder agreed, esp. since it's been around for a while Oct 19, 2022 at 1:00
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    It's not a bug that the verification expires. When you click the checkbox, Google only considers the verification valid for 30-120 seconds, then forces you to revalidate. It might make sense to change the client-side scripting so that it removes the captcha box immediately when you click Run Query rather than after you get the results back, to avoid confusion for long-running queries. But I'm not familiar with how complicated that would be.
    – animuson StaffMod
    Oct 19, 2022 at 1:50
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    @animuson thanks, let's keep it as a feature request then. Oct 19, 2022 at 1:54
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    I don’t think it’s new, I’ve seen it a lot - seems like several months at minimum. Oct 19, 2022 at 2:23


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