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Anti-Spam Verification Question

Postby DrSpooky » Wed Feb 04, 2009 8:10 pm

Hi All,

We have been deluged with yet another round of spam account registration attempts. In an attempt to cut down on bots attempting to register accounts, I have added an anti-spam feature where you have to answer a question which only a human should be able to answer.

I am sorry for the minor inconvenience this will cause legitimate users but it must be done.

If you need a hint for the questions, try this: "The Man" is Elvis Costello.

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Re: Anti-Spam Verification Question

Postby mood swung » Thu Feb 05, 2009 8:42 am

Thanks, Doc.
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Re: Anti-Spam Verification Question

Postby StrictTime » Tue Feb 10, 2009 10:30 pm

Thanks, Doc. I must admit, though, I wavered between Costello and MacManus for a minute.
Why don't you write about it in your blag?

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Re: Anti-Spam Verification Question

Postby DrSpooky » Wed Feb 11, 2009 7:04 am

StrictTime wrote:Thanks, Doc. I must admit, though, I wavered between Costello and MacManus for a minute.


I thought about a question with Declan MacManus as the answer but this isn't supposed to be a challenge. Just enough to stop bots.

Other potential questions were:
  • What's your favorite color? Red, blue, no ahhhhh
  • What is the meaning of life? 42
  • Why do fools fall in love?

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Re: Anti-Spam Verification Question

Postby Who Shot Sam? » Wed Feb 11, 2009 9:25 am

I was going to type in "Declan" then thought I was being too clever about it.
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Re: Anti-Spam Verification Question

Postby DrSpooky » Mon Feb 16, 2009 10:19 pm

Who Shot Sam? wrote:I was going to type in "Declan" then thought I was being too clever about it.


You can't believe how many people have tried Declan or MacManus and then emailed complaining they couldn't answer the question. So now Elvis or Declan are an accepted as the first name and Costello or MacManus are accepted last names.

If EC has other aliases or is "Doing Business As" another party, then let me know so I can add that as a valid answer. You folks are too smart for your own good. LOL!

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Re: Anti-Spam Verification Question

Postby migdd » Mon Feb 16, 2009 10:33 pm

Hows about Napolean Dynamite?

. . . just kidding . . . really . . .

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Re: Anti-Spam Verification Question

Postby DrSpooky » Mon Feb 16, 2009 11:10 pm

migdd wrote:Hows about Napolean Dynamite?

. . . just kidding . . . really . . .


ahhhh.... no...

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Re: Anti-Spam Verification Question

Postby Lester Burnham » Tue Feb 24, 2009 1:36 pm

DrSpooky wrote:[*] Why do fools fall in love?[/list]


I'm still trying to find out the answer to this one...

Is this for every time a reply is made? I guess I'll find out as soon as I hit 'submit'...

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Re: Anti-Spam Verification Question

Postby spooky girlfriend » Wed Mar 18, 2009 11:45 am

I'm pretty sure it has something to do with whenever your cookies are cleared, or when your session ID expires. Please let us know if you guys have any trouble.

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Re: Anti-Spam Verification Question

Postby The imposter » Sat Jun 20, 2009 8:43 pm

What's up with the verification questions? it's a bit hyper-sensitive isn't it? I have to answer it almost everytime I click on a new topic! Get's a bit laborious after 5 or 6 times...


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