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 Post subject: Re: Spambot Prevention Question
PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2011 5:15 pm 
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Only thing with officers checking every knew member is that most people will only sign up when they actually want to make a post and if they are stopped from doing it it could be quite annoying for them.
Also if we are raiding or somthing alot of the officers will by busy and it would mean that it took longer for them to be accepted.



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 Post subject: Re: Spambot Prevention Question
PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2011 5:20 pm 
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randiri wrote:
what about:
in wich game does this kin exsitst (acronym only)?


This would be good. Everyone should know the answer :)



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 Post subject: Re: Spambot Prevention Question
PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2011 5:28 pm 
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Yep sounds good to me, requires no knowledge of the lore as some suggestions did but is specific to a forum member, go with that! Good thinking randiri!



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 Post subject: Re: Spambot Prevention Question
PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2011 9:46 am 
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Can't add a way to validate a text input for a specific answer (only numbers / a number range it seems).

Went for the following instead. Involves lore, but even if you are unfamiliar with LOTR, its a simple mathematical answer.

Quote:
How many rings of power?
Three Rings for the Elven-kings under the sky,
Seven for the Dwarf-lords in their halls of stone,
Nine for Mortal Men doomed to die,
One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne
In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.



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 Post subject: Re: Spambot Prevention Question
PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2011 12:01 pm 
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i liked randiris idea, i liked nosts, only issue i saw with nosts was if people are trying to signup for a raid and dont get to post in time and someone beats them to the spot because us officers were to slow, of course though this would encourage more people to apply to forums for the hell of itrather than just raiding so they can post whenver they want, but looking at bals end result i think it works, im sure even younger members can do that question easily so all good :)



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 Post subject: Re: Spambot Prevention Question
PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2011 12:13 pm 
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my idea was totally based on security from a database write level, basically meaning that people could view the forums without access yet when they apply that would generate a message to the officer team (hell you could set it to add a forum post in the officer area) and then the access to write to the database (create posts) would be granted.

Tbh it is a very strict set up as it means no one bar those approved would be allowed to post but then again it would also mean that atleast we would be able to easily track who from the kin has created a forums account. (or atleast the new ones)



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 Post subject: Re: Spambot Prevention Question
PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2011 12:15 pm 
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yeah i agree nost i liek the idea but i think it we can refine it more we could improve it as to not create the issues that i saw :)



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 Post subject: Re: Spambot Prevention Question
PostPosted: Mon Oct 24, 2011 9:02 am 
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this hasnt worked, i have just banned and cleared the second spam bot in 2 weeks, we need another way of stopping these



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 Post subject: Re: Spambot Prevention Question
PostPosted: Mon Oct 24, 2011 9:10 am 
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Besides more questions, there isn't one.



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 Post subject: Re: Spambot Prevention Question
PostPosted: Mon Oct 24, 2011 9:16 am 
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Well i've just added a 3rd question and changed the image plugin.

Also changed the wording of the questions, in case they were smart enough to use the "Question/Title" field to know what to look for in the "explanation" field.

But frankly, if they know their Tolkien trivia enough to have got the second question right, i doubt that will stop them.



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