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Captcha for the support forum!

Post by Juani on January 5th 2010, 5:42 am

Mentlegen, while observing the growing amount of spammers in this Forum, I wondered why it did not have a captcha system on it. Its easy to set up and would really help moderators which have to waste their time removing topics about the latests software for uploading DVD files to your PC.

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Re: Captcha for the support forum!

Post by LH Justin on January 5th 2010, 11:59 am

Agreed, I don't really know why one hasn't been activated yet.

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Re: Captcha for the support forum!

Post by MrMario on January 5th 2010, 7:07 pm

I asked Typlo and he told me that it isn't possible to add this yet. It is a good suggestion to be able to have Captcha on all ways to register on a forum no matter if its on Admin, User or Emaill Activation.

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Re: Captcha for the support forum!

Post by Caihlem on January 8th 2010, 11:33 am

At my time, the techies had denied such a request.
It was explained that bots are starting to be programmed to be able to read Captchas :/

ForuMotion already has an Anti-SpamBot plug-in installed though. When you register, you are asked to confirm your password on another page. This may seem a "simplistic" approach, but being (to my knowledge) the only ones doing this, not many bots are able to pass the barrier. Indeed some manage, but they are extremely inferior in number to those who were passing before.
Just before this was installed, the ForuMotion team was banning and deletig no less than at least 20 accounts per day

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Re: Captcha for the support forum!

Post by dotDavid on January 8th 2010, 11:52 am

I'd say this would help a little bit. If we had 2 Captcha systems, it would definitely not be suitable for common spambot programs. Right now, placing this link onto Gaia will generate about 100 spam accounts within the coming day. So really, its something beyond our direct control, although we can still protect us a little bit more.

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Re: Captcha for the support forum!

Post by LH Justin on January 8th 2010, 1:10 pm

@Caihlem wrote:At my time, the techies had denied such a request.
It was explained that bots are starting to be programmed to be able to read Captchas :/

ForuMotion already has an Anti-SpamBot plug-in installed though. When you register, you are asked to confirm your password on another page. This may seem a "simplistic" approach, but being (to my knowledge) the only ones doing this, not many bots are able to pass the barrier. Indeed some manage, but they are extremely inferior in number to those who were passing before.
Just before this was installed, the ForuMotion team was banning and deletig no less than at least 20 accounts per day
Still, this forum appears to be being attacked by spam bots at the moment. A captcha might stop the bots in their tracks.

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Re: Captcha for the support forum!

Post by Juani on January 9th 2010, 2:05 am

I have seen some forum´s having to take this measure to extremes, applying them to every single post or new thread.
Of Course, I am not suggesting this as a measure of this size is not currently necessary, however, a simple Captcha system while one registers would be most useful.

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Re: Captcha for the support forum!

Post by Juani on January 11th 2010, 6:34 am

On another note, a random thought came to me. Its a wild idea, perhaps even stupid to some degree, but I thought I should share it.

As you may or may not have noticed, most of the spam bots use polls whenever they make a spam thread. Wouldn´t disabling poll options for members with less than 3 posts somewhat complicate their lives?

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Re: Captcha for the support forum!

Post by BeBot on January 11th 2010, 9:49 pm

I don't recall seeing an option to stop it like that. But I was reading if you remove a profile field at registation it will throw an error at the spambot.

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Re: Captcha for the support forum!

Post by xReyMysterioOwnsx on January 11th 2010, 9:57 pm

Is there even a way to remove captchas from our forum registrationss?

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Re: Captcha for the support forum!

Post by MrMario on January 12th 2010, 1:31 am

xReyMysterioOwnsx at this time you can't we don't have it but in the user activation.

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Re: Captcha for the support forum!

Post by Doctor Inferno on January 17th 2010, 2:59 pm

There should be a spam filter which allows us to add key words to the filter where the posts would automatically be blocked.

So for example the words: DVD, how to, free and tutorial appear in the same post at once, it would automatically be blocked.

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Re: Captcha for the support forum!

Post by airforce12 on February 21st 2010, 1:01 pm

but what if a user is posting a tut Razz

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Re: Captcha for the support forum!

Post by Darren1 on July 11th 2010, 1:25 pm

bump >>.>>

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Re: Captcha for the support forum!

Post by Caihlem on July 11th 2010, 1:55 pm

@Caihlem wrote:At my time, the techies had denied such a request.
It was explained that bots are starting to be programmed to be able to read Captchas :/

ForuMotion already has an Anti-SpamBot plug-in installed though. When you register, you are asked to confirm your password on another page. This may seem a "simplistic" approach, but being (to my knowledge) the only ones doing this, not many bots are able to pass the barrier. Indeed some manage, but they are extremely inferior in number to those who were passing before.
Just before this was installed, the ForuMotion team was banning and deletig no less than at least 20 accounts per day


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Re: Captcha for the support forum!

Post by Darren1 on July 12th 2010, 2:39 am

Cal, we still seem to be getting spammed daily, and coming to be quite routine, and quite boring to be honest.

We could add something other than a capatcha if that doesn't tickle your fancy
The tut for it seems simple too http://help.forumotion.com/tricks-tips-f32/how-to-add-image-verification-to-your-forum-t9643.htm

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Re: Captcha for the support forum!

Post by MrMario on April 2nd 2011, 8:48 pm

Since we now have this option for all the support forums when a new user registers. I'll go ahead and Archives it.

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