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UPDATED: CAPTCHA to prevent bots
« on: July 12, 2006, 03:14:56 pm »
Since we apparently are starting to get traffic from advertising bots on the forums, I will be installing this mod into the board to prevent automated registrations.  I will post back once it is updated so that any bugs or problems can be reported.
« Last Edit: July 14, 2006, 02:25:37 pm by FliesLikeABrick »

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Re: CAPTCHA to prevent bots
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2006, 03:16:29 pm »
Yay, that can only be good?

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Re: UPDATED: CAPTCHA to prevent bots
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2006, 02:26:01 pm »
While installing this, I encountered a bug... most likely in the mod.  I need a couple days to look it over and hopefully I'll get it figured out.

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Re: UPDATED: CAPTCHA to prevent bots
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2006, 05:37:21 pm »
The force be with you!

I hate those stupid image image verifications though. I cant read 1/2 of them.

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Re: UPDATED: CAPTCHA to prevent bots
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2006, 07:00:05 pm »
You could use the cute verification test.

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Re: UPDATED: CAPTCHA to prevent bots
« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2006, 08:23:52 pm »
the who what?

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Re: UPDATED: CAPTCHA to prevent bots
« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2006, 08:52:44 pm »
KittenAuth V2 Test

It began as a simple "pick the kitten" test to verify that you're not a bot and expanded to the example above.

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Re: UPDATED: CAPTCHA to prevent bots
« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2006, 03:28:38 am »
Thats a great idea (the kittenauth)

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Re: UPDATED: CAPTCHA to prevent bots
« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2006, 03:41:07 am »
Great, but unnecessary. Simple image with numbers and letter would do the trick fine

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Re: UPDATED: CAPTCHA to prevent bots
« Reply #9 on: July 15, 2006, 09:46:38 am »
Great, but unnecessary. Simple image with numbers and letter would do the trick fine

yeah, but I've got no need to code that if a mod already exists for it.  From what I saw of this one, it doesn't have tons of stupid crap, its just an image with numbers/letters.

If all else fails, I'll push this down my list as "Something to code" and will code it by hand.

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Re: UPDATED: CAPTCHA to prevent bots
« Reply #10 on: June 28, 2007, 07:45:59 pm »
I don't think I ever posted to say this, but a long time ago I made some small changes to the code on the registration page and so far it has blocked over 5000 bots from registering on these forums.  Notice that we haven't had a single piece of automated spam on the forum in a very long time ;)

If you're wondering how I did it, look at the HTML for the form on the registration page.