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zex2011

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THIS FORUM: Post verification system is ridiculous
« on: September 15, 2011, 07:23:56 pm »
Doesn't anybody find it ridiculous that when making a post on this forum, one has to type
6 random letters, then "Lazarus spelled backwards" and finally "1+2= in text"?

Especially because the second two things never change!!  >:(

I've been on numerous forums but never saw something as stupid as this.
Is that your method of discouraging people from posting questions?

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Re: THIS FORUM: Post verification system is ridiculous
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2011, 07:31:33 pm »
Get your post count up a little, and you won't have to worry about it.   :D

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Re: THIS FORUM: Post verification system is ridiculous
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2011, 08:35:19 pm »
What's the posting limit to that? There was no random letter confirmation when i started  :)

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Re: THIS FORUM: Post verification system is ridiculous
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2011, 08:38:48 pm »
What's the posting limit to that? There was no random letter confirmation when i started  :)
Not sure but I think it's 5. IIRC it was introduced earlier this year when there were a lot of problems with drive-by spammers / bots...

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Re: THIS FORUM: Post verification system is ridiculous
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2011, 08:41:03 pm »
It is almost certainly to block spam bots. IMHO, it beats having all posts from new members approved by a moderator, which is done on some forums.

 

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Re: THIS FORUM: Post verification system is ridiculous
« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2011, 12:45:05 am »
Been on many forums, never saw such a brainless system.

If you must have an image with 6 letters for EVERY post, no problems. But don't ask TWO ADDITIONAL  stupid questions like "Lazarus backwards" and "1+2". That just wastes our time, irritates everyone and doesn't add any protection against bots (since answers are always the same).

This is not anti-bot system. It's the anti-human system.

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Re: THIS FORUM: Post verification system is ridiculous
« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2011, 02:00:21 am »
I remember the spammers, sending to the admins a lot of post with 'buy this product' 'special discount' and 'visit here it benefit your life' spam.

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Re: THIS FORUM: Post verification system is ridiculous
« Reply #7 on: September 21, 2011, 12:42:48 am »
Don't you think that other forums (with 100x more visitors than this one) are having the same problem? And how they solve it? By a SINGLE Captcha test. Usually only on login.

But this forum is special. It has a test for EVERY post you make. But that's not all. It actually has THREE separate checks for EVERY post. So, when I finish writing this message I will have to enter text in THREE verification boxes.

Then if I move to another topic and make a new post, I will again have to fill THREE separate verification boxes to make that post. And so on.


I guess the webmaster hates new users because it means more job for him. Webmaster, I have a suggestion for you: Remove the "Register" button and voila - you won't have any new users. Happy?

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Re: THIS FORUM: Post verification system is ridiculous
« Reply #8 on: September 21, 2011, 01:05:28 am »
Take it easy. It's not there for me, since I've been here for some time. It's probably there to avoid spammers who post a couple of greetings and then posts spam from there. Just post to help others, and fill in the information the few times where you'll have to :)

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Re: THIS FORUM: Post verification system is ridiculous
« Reply #9 on: October 03, 2011, 05:04:33 pm »
A single captcha doesn't work. We had it once and it didn't really stop spammers
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Re: THIS FORUM: Post verification system is ridiculous
« Reply #10 on: October 03, 2011, 05:20:04 pm »
A single captcha doesn't work. We had it once and it didn't really stop spammers

Hello Marc. Could you have a look at the antispam mods on SMF website:
http://custom.simplemachines.org/mods/index.php?action=search;type=19
(the first one is the Askimet used in Wordpress, very efficient one, some others may be good to test too).
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Re: THIS FORUM: Post verification system is ridiculous
« Reply #11 on: October 03, 2011, 05:20:43 pm »
For me is so good, later 5 post's never show it again xD

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Re: THIS FORUM: Post verification system is ridiculous
« Reply #12 on: October 03, 2011, 05:50:06 pm »
A single captcha doesn't work. We had it once and it didn't really stop spammers

Hello Marc. Could you have a look at the antispam mods on SMF website:
http://custom.simplemachines.org/mods/index.php?action=search;type=19
(the first one is the Askimet used in Wordpress, very efficient one, some others may be good to test too).

I see a few problems:
* it isn't free
* it only checks the body of the posted message (and not the signature or user url)
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