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guest65109

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Should this forum be less strict?
« on: January 02, 2020, 04:50:25 pm »
If someone passed the registration procedure please let him/her post properly. I feel defeated by the red letters and the captcha  :'(

Thaddy

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Re: Should this forum be less strict?
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2020, 05:12:20 pm »
If someone passed the registration procedure please let him/her post properly. I feel defeated by the red letters and the captcha  :'(
Well, the captcha is easy to solve.
It is more of a problem to report SPAM every morning.
And annoying for the moderators to solve that subsequently every morning.....

There is nothing "strict" here. This forum is quite liberate.

devEric69

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Re: Should this forum be less strict?
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2020, 05:16:21 pm »
If the captcha hasn't changed, this post should still be up to date (you are not the only one: me too, I thought too much when answering  ::) ): https://forum.lazarus.freepascal.org/index.php/topic,26919.msg317203.html#msg317203
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Thaddy

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Re: Should this forum be less strict?
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2020, 05:18:23 pm »
If the captcha hasn't changed,
There's a bit of randomness

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Re: Should this forum be less strict?
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2020, 05:20:36 pm »
The captcha for posting is only for your first few post. The first 2 posts (which used to be the first 5, but already got reduced)

Once you posted them, you no longer need a captcha.

MarkMLl

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Re: Should this forum be less strict?
« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2020, 05:30:24 pm »
If someone passed the registration procedure please let him/her post properly. I feel defeated by the red letters and the captcha  :'(

The fact that you've successfully made your (first?) post suggests that the affront isn't insuperable :-)

I'd suggest that there's a fine line between having new users do a bit of extra work to demonstate that they aren't a bot or spammer, and having more experienced users abandon the forum because of the amount of unsolicited garbage it attracts if not carefully managed.

And I presume that you'd prefer it if the more experienced users were available to help out with any problems you have.

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Re: Should this forum be less strict?
« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2020, 05:34:39 pm »
I have reduced the amount of questions that you are presented each time.

You now have to (for login AND for each of your first 2 posts):
- enter the letters from the distorted image
- answer one question (this used to be 2 questions)

Depending on your cookies this change may not affect everyone (of those still within their first 2 posts).

Unfortunately the settings for registration and first-post verification are one setting only. So I can not make the per-post questions easier than the registration.

I also do not see an option, to add a message that it is only for 2 posts, and after that you can post with no checks.

 

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