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pso king 20-07-2009 07:39 PM

a possible solution to spambots.
 
go to the register form at this site. http://www.giantitp.com/forums/index.php and look at the way it keep out spambots. if it wouldn't be too much trouble to implement I think it would keep the spambots away.

also if you even remotely like dungeons and dragons or are interested in the game at all read the comic they have there.

K_I_R_E_E_K 20-07-2009 07:56 PM

I know 2 ways:
http://img174.imageshack.us/img174/9...8984088080.jpg
http://img357.imageshack.us/img357/3...8983259981.jpg

I have also seen simple things in the registration like "what color is the sky? (color is blue), as simple it is and even by showing the answer some bots cannot register because they don't know what is the actual answer (unless someone register the bot manually)

In any case, i can now ban the bots forever, so you may see them online and all, but they won't do much as the posts will be deleted on sight and the bot banned automaticly

http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/7923/loljvr.jpg

pso king 20-07-2009 08:33 PM

go with the sky is blue one. I think if you go with the other two we'll scare away those who AREN'T spambots.

K_I_R_E_E_K 20-07-2009 08:54 PM

I know :P
I'll comunicate to Lee, maybe he can improve the registration with it.

Lee-yoshi 23-07-2009 02:07 PM

Ill see what i can do!

pso king 25-07-2009 06:55 AM

thanks lee

Lee-yoshi 27-07-2009 01:45 PM

The registration method now uses a Q&A system rather than reCAPTCHA. Lets see how this works...

pso king 28-07-2009 01:16 AM

thanks Lee. hope it works out.:D

K_I_R_E_E_K 28-07-2009 06:05 PM

Well, one bot apeared (manual registration) but he won't be able to post (yes, i banned him)

EDIT: many are apearing, way to many for such a small period of time.

pso king 28-07-2009 11:07 PM

huh. what do you think is happening? guess the new thing isn't working as well as I thought it woul.d:(


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