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Old 02-25-2008, 05:47 PM   #21
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Or David could just implement a captcha...
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Old 02-25-2008, 05:53 PM   #22
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Yeah, almost every forum has a captcha now... it would keep most of the bots out.
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Old 02-25-2008, 07:13 PM   #23
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Big problem is what time zone?
Australasian time zones. I see dozens of spam pop up during Aussie/NZ afternoon evenings when there are no mods on. That's a good start.
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Old 02-25-2008, 08:49 PM   #24
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Australasian time zones. I see dozens of spam pop up during Aussie/NZ afternoon evenings when there are no mods on. That's a good start.
Both VERY Good ideas!
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Old 02-25-2008, 09:53 PM   #25
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Captcha??
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Old 02-25-2008, 09:57 PM   #26
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Captcha??
It's the pictures you look at and type in the letters/numbers you see. It's supposed to be almost impossible for a bot to correctly do.
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Old 02-26-2008, 04:50 AM   #27
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i think thats a very good idea

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Old 02-26-2008, 09:14 AM   #28
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I log into CF and see this thread in the index and just above it was a bot's thread titled ...lol. What exactly is the bot achieving by spamming mass amounts of random text? I'm lost.

Atleast someone removed it under a minute after being reported though but I'm not sure how long the thread had been there, probably shoulda thought of that haha.
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Old 02-26-2008, 10:49 AM   #29
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Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart

is what Wikipedia says, and what captcha.net say...

though other take exception to this since a turing test is a test given to humans to tell computers and himans apart.

the turing test is applied to chat bots for instance to determin if youre talking to a real person or just to a program.

thus other have sugested it actually stands for

Completely Automated Program to Tell Computers and Humans Apart.

also known as a reverse Turing test...



also they aren't infallible, and most bot makers have found ways to defeat them.
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or something easier to do than a captcha, have them type in a phrase in a box.... like it would say "type 'banana' in the box to the right"

most bots couldn't do that, and I'm sure if banana was a picture file there would be no way to bot register.
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