How much do you hate the CAPTCHA for 1st post after login?

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How much do you hate the CAPTCHA for 1st post after login?
I hate it
9% (9 votes)
I can deal with it
85% (87 votes)
It makes it very difficult for me to make spam posts, please remove it
6% (6 votes)
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Hi everyone,

Apart from the new SPAM mitigation system that is in place, I am also trying a CAPTCHA that appears before you make the first post every time after logging in. It won't come back again unless your session ends or you click the logout button. I think it will help some as a secondary prevention method. Please let me know how much you hate it, and I can remove it if necessary. But please do keep in mind that it could help a lot to prevent spam.

Thanks!
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For me it's not a problem at all as you have it set up with simple math.

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Works for me. For every post I could see it getting annoying but just for the first is fine. 

 

The numbers from my light tests are always to be found here.

https://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0ApkFM37n_QnRdDU5MDNzOURjYllmZHI...

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Do you mean once / session or once / user (= first login)?

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_the_ wrote:

Do you mean once / session or once / user (= first login)?

once/session

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Ok, thanks. I can deal with it.

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I can cope with it if it stops spammers

 

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OK with me since it slows spammers down.

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We'll see how it works. If spammers still manage to get their bots started despite it, then I'll remove the CAPTCHA to avoid punishing our users unnecessarily. Meanwhile, thanks for your patience!

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sb56637 wrote:
How much do you hate the CAPTCHA for 1st post after login? 

Not nearly as much as I hate SPAM.   Smile

If CAPTCHA were required for every post, to deter evil SPAMbots, it wouldn't bother me.

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But I didn't know zero plus? Equalled zero ,roflmao
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Not a problem.

 

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"But as I said long ago, you are more likely to be killed by a dead fish dropped by a seagull in the Sahara Desert than by a lithium ion

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Heck, i can deal with it even if it's every post.  LOL!  Sealed    Just get the bot spammers off our backs!

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Ok for me. Let's hope it kills the spam. Thanks Mr. Admin!

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Looks like we just got rid of one of the spammers called 'talk'. 

Way to go! 

 

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"But as I said long ago, you are more likely to be killed by a dead fish dropped by a seagull in the Sahara Desert than by a lithium ion

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No problem, much better than trying to type in a barely legible scribble some places use

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fishinfool wrote:

Looks like we just got rid of one of the spammers called 'talk'. 

Way to go! 

 

'Talk' didn't last long.

Sweetness!

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No more tasty spam??  lets see how this goes, should help with most of the automated ones anyway, which has been the biggest issue recently

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Problem with the voting system is, I'm seriously tempted to select the last one for the lolz, but I had to try hard not to.

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Not a problem, let's hope it helps.

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lucky for me, windows has a calculator

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Do whatever it takes to eliminate the unwanted spam irritation.

I am already visualizing the duct tape over your mouth.

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As long as the captcha doesn't want us to solve these problems .... it looks like a good way to prevent spam. But aren't bots nowadays capable of detecting the simple captchas?

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dthrckt wrote:

lucky for me, windows has a calculator

Lucky for me I got my degree in accounting. Smile

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Vectrex wrote:

As long as the captcha doesn't want us to solve these problems .... it looks like a good way to prevent spam. But aren't bots nowadays capable of detecting the simple captchas?

Yep, some bots probably will be able to figure out the math CAPTCHA. In fact with complex OCR, they can even figure out the wavy letters CAPTCHAs. But oh well, it will keep some of them away.

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I have no problem with it at all.  Thanks for all the work you've put in trying to deter the spammers.  I'm sure it will pay off and is very much appreciated by the member here.

Had you gone with Goggle's wavy letter crap instead of math questions I might have a different answer for you.  I have the worse time making out that letter nonsense. Smile

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I'm cool with it since that was one of my suggestions Smile

 

Would they also be able to use a bot for a CAPTCHA that uses a question format (yes, like CPF)? That seems a little more complicated but it would be easy answer for anyone actually reading it. 

 

THANK YOU for not using the wavy letter crap Craigslist uses. I have to refresh that so many times to find something I can actually decipher. 

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weiser701 wrote:

I'm cool with it since that was one of my suggestions Smile

 

Would they also be able to use a bot for a CAPTCHA that uses a question format (yes, like CPF)? That seems a little more complicated but it would be easy answer for anyone actually reading it. 

There are other types that require some human intelligence, such as "Which doesn't belong? - Apple, Pear, Stove, Banana". I might take a look at those too.

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sb56637 wrote:

There are other types that require some human intelligence, such as "Which doesn't belong? - Apple, Pear, Stove, Banana". I might take a look at those too.

Boo..don't go with that.  I'd have a 50/50 chance of getting it right since stove or banana belong with the apple & pear unless it's in a salad.  My instinct says "stove" but my brain tells me "banana" since bananas aren't fruit but actually an herb.  Tongue Out
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JohnnyMac wrote:

sb56637 wrote:

There are other types that require some human intelligence, such as "Which doesn't belong? - Apple, Pear, Stove, Banana". I might take a look at those too.

Boo..don't go with that.  I'd have a 50/50 chance of getting it right since stove or banana belong with the apple & pear unless it's in a salad.  My instinct says "stove" but my brain tells me "banana" since bananas aren't fruit but actually an herb.  Tongue Out

 

C'mon now.. you're only making it more difficult for yourself. The banana is botanically both a fruit and an herb Wink haha

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