End of guest posting (or: To the Hells with you, spambots!)

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Re: End of guest posting (or: To the Hells with you, spambots!)

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Trestkon wrote:Jonas and I just decided we don't like guest posting, it's been disabled. Anonymity is scary.

Or just make a Guest forum/Category?


And add some permissions like ALL can post there, so only guys can post there, and mostly, you avoid that section/category.
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Re: End of guest posting (or: To the Hells with you, spambots!)

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~DJ~ wrote:Or just make a Guest forum/Category?
And add some permissions like ALL can post there, so only guys can post there, and mostly, you avoid that section/category.
What are the advantages of guest posting?
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Re: End of guest posting (or: To the Hells with you, spambots!)

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Advantages: If people are having trouble registering, they post to that category, yes only one category for guest.
Disadvantages: If you allow Guest-posting everywhere, people will post anonymously, so better make a new category/section for guests. only there they can post without registering.
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~DJ~ wrote:
Trestkon wrote:Jonas and I just decided we don't like guest posting, it's been disabled. Anonymity is scary.

Or just make a Guest forum/Category?


And add some permissions like ALL can post there, so only guys can post there, and mostly, you avoid that section/category.
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Dae wrote:Spammers have managed to make a special recognition system, which recognises symbols from CAPTCHA or whatever it's called. CAPTCHA is a visual confirmation image.

Here you can download a mod I was talking about. It improves CAPTCHA, makes it a lot more difficult for program recognition, but a human can understand it as good as the default one.

See the difference:

Default phpBB one:
http://www.dxalpha.com/users/daedalus/phpbbstandard.png

Enhanced one:
http://www.dxalpha.com/users/daedalus/phpbbmine.png

The mod works on most of hosts but not on all. That's why before installation you need to backup usercp_confirm.php file from includes/ folder.
After backuping, extract files from the archive to your includes/ folder, with overwriting usercp_confirm.php.
When it's done, log out and check if a visual confirmation image works and shows up on registering page.

Hope it helps.
I tried the link for the file it didn't work, did you remove the file? I was hoping to have it for my future endeavor...
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Re: End of guest posting (or: To the Hells with you, spambots!)

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Log out and press Register.

Very funny.
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Jane_Denton wrote:I tried the link for the file it didn't work, did you remove the file? I was hoping to have it for my future endeavor...
That was actually for phpbb2, currently this forum is running phpBB3 and the normal captcha is used with a slight alteration in behaviour (which is described in BOLD CAPS on the registration page).

Edit: I notice a new and improved humanity test beyond the one I was talking about above.
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