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#1 2014-03-13 10:00:20

Blip
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Registered: 2013-05-07
Posts: 505

Can we please add a regular captcha to the register page?

Don't get me wrong, I like what's in place right now to make sure people are actually TCD players. However, a regular captcha should clearly be added as well so that bots answering the forum "security question" can't just make automated accounts to sell us ripped Russian movies and TV shows.


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#2 2014-03-13 10:07:16

ventuswings
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Registered: 2014-01-23
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Re: Can we please add a regular captcha to the register page?

Bump because it's hidden amongst all the alien spam sad

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#3 2014-03-13 10:52:47

mala
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Registered: 2014-02-10
Posts: 415

Re: Can we please add a regular captcha to the register page?

+1


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#4 2014-03-13 10:55:07

StefanLindskog
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From: Oslo, Norway
Registered: 2014-02-22
Posts: 268

Re: Can we please add a regular captcha to the register page?

Seconded! (....or thirded, really)


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#5 2014-03-13 11:17:11

StefanLindskog
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Re: Can we please add a regular captcha to the register page?

Bump


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#6 2014-03-13 12:08:04

StefanLindskog
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From: Oslo, Norway
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Re: Can we please add a regular captcha to the register page?

Bump


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#7 2014-03-13 12:48:15

StefanLindskog
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From: Oslo, Norway
Registered: 2014-02-22
Posts: 268

Re: Can we please add a regular captcha to the register page?

Bump


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#8 2014-03-13 13:16:15

jasonrohrer
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Registered: 2013-04-01
Posts: 1,231

Re: Can we please add a regular captcha to the register page?

So... I tried a captcha thing before (when I first launched the forum), but it didn't work!

Why?  Because these spammers are HUMAN.

Well, at least the people creating the accounts are human.

So, the only way to stop them was to make it too much of a pain for a non-TCD human to get through.  These human spammers want the most bang for their buck.  A captcha is fine.... having to go out to the wiki to look up an answer actually stopped the spam cold!

Well, until now.

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#9 2014-03-13 13:25:56

jasonrohrer
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Registered: 2013-04-01
Posts: 1,231

Re: Can we please add a regular captcha to the register page?

Okay, I changed the question a bit, and made it a bit harder.

I wish there was another, more clever way around this.... hmm.

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#10 2014-03-13 15:10:55

JoyOfTrapping
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Registered: 2014-02-08
Posts: 158

Re: Can we please add a regular captcha to the register page?

It's probably just the last few disgruntled players who have quit Castle Doctrine.  Stop making your games so evil Jason, and this wouldn't be happening!  Or, stop practicing your robbery skills on low level houses, players!  You're only allowed to gain better robbery skills while risking it all in hard houses and blowing all your money on a single run!  Because that's practical, right?  Fairness!  Honor!


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#11 2014-03-13 21:43:29

TheNinja
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Registered: 2014-03-10
Posts: 25

Re: Can we please add a regular captcha to the register page?

First of all don't allow POST as the first request in a session and/or the dude that has recently registered cannot use the post/reply feature till some cooldown/delay runs out.(for example: Dimitry Tzimiskes has registered at 10:00AM and wants to post something, but he is not allowed to because of the post-cooldown. So he will be able to post/reply after 5 hours or some certain time.)
And/Or-require a valid HTTP Refer(r)er when posting.


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#12 2014-03-14 09:23:18

colorfusion
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Registered: 2013-04-02
Posts: 537

Re: Can we please add a regular captcha to the register page?

TheNinja wrote:

First of all don't allow POST as the first request in a session and/or the dude that has recently registered cannot use the post/reply feature till some cooldown/delay runs out.(for example: Dimitry Tzimiskes has registered at 10:00AM and wants to post something, but he is not allowed to because of the post-cooldown. So he will be able to post/reply after 5 hours or some certain time.)
And/Or-require a valid HTTP Refer(r)er when posting.

That likely wouldn't affect them much. Since the person/program already makes the accounts then starts spamming at a specific time, they'd just have to increase how long after creation they start spamming. Also 5 hours would likely really annoy anyone who actually wants to sign up and post.

Last edited by colorfusion (2014-03-14 09:25:09)

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