Active users could skip are you human test?

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Post » Sat Jun 13, 2009 5:31 pm

Anti spam is to stop the bots and stuff, yes?

Us active users really aren't bots, trust us ;) Isn't there a way to make an exception for the actual user base?
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Post » Sat Jun 13, 2009 6:46 pm

Maybe until you make 25 posts or some other number picked by admins you have to pass the Are you human test for each time your IP changes.
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Post » Sat Jun 13, 2009 7:08 pm

Whats the point? This only applies to the chat, and the main reason for the chat is for quick help. I see no reason why new members should be barred from using it.
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Post » Sat Jun 13, 2009 7:18 pm

Um... it's not for chat. It's to keep bots from spamming the board.

The fact that you can't talk in chat until you pass the test is just a side-effect.
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Post » Sat Jun 13, 2009 7:43 pm

We dont want to Bar new users from the chat. We want to make it so that once you are confirmed as a regular user "AKA not a bot" you dont have to pass the are you human test. This would be nice because I have to do the test almost every time I log on.
This is why I suggested the X amount of posts. Until you make X posts every time your IP changes you have to do the test but once you are over X amount of posts you are confirmed as a regular user and dont have to take the test no matter what you IP is.
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Post » Sat Jun 13, 2009 10:18 pm

A posts counter sounds reasonable; I'd think as low as 10 would be fine.
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Post » Sun Jun 14, 2009 1:00 pm

I was just thinking maybe the are you human test appeared always when the cookie expired or you deleted cookies?
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Post » Sun Jun 14, 2009 3:03 pm

[quote="l33twash0r":1z2s0ys0]I was just thinking maybe the are you human test appeared always when the cookie expired or you deleted cookies?[/quote:1z2s0ys0]

Nope it does it when the cookie expires OR your IP changes. Very Annoying when you have a dynamic IP.
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Post » Sun Jun 14, 2009 6:24 pm

[quote="Aeal5566":2fjeth13][quote="l33twash0r":2fjeth13]I was just thinking maybe the are you human test appeared always when the cookie expired or you deleted cookies?[/quote:2fjeth13]

Nope it does it when the cookie expires OR your IP changes. Very Annoying when you have a dynamic IP.[/quote:2fjeth13]
Blah, they dont even sell dynamic ip:s here. Well I could start browsing forums from my server wich has dynamic ip to skip it then.
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Post » Mon Jun 15, 2009 2:44 pm

I have suggested this before, but I'm not entirely sure why it wasn't done... I think Ash said that Rich couldn't figure it out or something, but here we go anyway;

1. Create new board section, call it "The BOT Arena"

2. Create new forum user group "authorised user"

3. Create another new user group "n00b"

Make all new user sign-ups require mod/admin approval to be "upgraded" from n00b status to authorised user status.

n00bs can only post in The BOT Arena, which will obviously include bots.

Authorised Users will have access to the entire boards.

n00bs must post in The BOT Arena in order to get our attention, and give us an opportunity to laugh and mock them. Once we have satisfied our thirst for being a bunch of meanies, we can let them into the real forum.

Should we find an especially cool Bot, we can create yet another user group called Mascot, and let it post in OT... and he must have this signature image:



This would in turn, eliminate the need for the "Are you human?" test entirely.

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