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Thread: Need to have some better security on the forums

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    Quote Originally Posted by movieman View Post
    'Captchas', for example, have devolved to the point where it's probably easier for a computer to read than for me to do so; I typically have to make two or three attempts before I can work one out.
    Yeah what the heck's that about?
    What's the point of making them almost unreadable by humans, it's not as though it's going to make it any harder for bots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    Once I find out whether this method works or not, I will make changes accordingly (i.e. make a plug-in so that only new users under five posts have a one minute edit limit).
    I officially suggest that this restriction be lifted on people with member id's <= 18

    Anyway, yeah, just found out about this, and you should definitely consider lifting these limits a bit, maybe for members that have been signed up for at least a month or two. I very often edit my posts after 5/10/15 minutes because I remembered something or noticed a typo.

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    Maybe if we all manually went through some verification process that Mike sets up to have the restrictions lifted.
    Perhaps something a little more ingenious & less ubiquitous than your standard captcha system.

    Besides, the restriction doesn't stop the initial post, which is all spammers care about, only subsequent edits.
    I don't see how it'd be that effective.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    Just cut down the time that allows users to edit posts... To 1 Minute. So this might fix it.
    Arrgh... Now I'm going to spam the crud out of the forums pushing "updates" to the wishlist thread- and I was going to be starting part 3 soon (got several new deals booked or in progress of being so...)...

    If it'll deal with the idiots doing forum spam, I'll cope...but...there's got to be a better answer.

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    Rather than a CAPTCHA, I've been seeing a lot of registration security questions involving simple math lately.
    Like:
    convert -background black -fill white label:"4 + 26" captcha.gif

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wyatt View Post
    "4 + 26"
    shit.... thats ughh..... 27

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    Quote Originally Posted by L33F3R View Post
    shit.... thats ughh..... 27
    See the Ontario system education is still at it's finest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deanjo View Post
    See the Ontario system education is still at it's finest.
    That should keep the crazy canucks out of this place

    and why not ban the rest of 'em while you are at it, Michael

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    There goes some of the top posters here .

    Ok so I may be bad at math... However im actually vary gud at engrish.

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