Change registration security question?

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Change registration security question?

Postby BlackBird » Mon Jul 01, 2013 5:49 am

Hi guys

Currently when registering people have to answer a question: What number is larger than 1000 but smaller than 1002. Seemingly this question is meant to stop some of the more basic spam bots, but it also seems that a number of bots have been programmed to answer this question correctly. I wonder if the software allows you to change the question. If so I think it might be beneficial to do so, to change the question to something the bot programmers do not have in their list of default questions the bot can answer.

I don't know what the story is, just an idea I thought of that I felt could be of some benefit.

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Re: Change registration security question?

Postby Ben » Mon Jul 01, 2013 6:21 am

Thanks Jack!
The issue of spam and spammers is a real priority for us.
kind regards,

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Re: Change registration security question?

Postby plwk » Mon Jul 01, 2013 6:46 am

This should kill any spam bots: In Elizabeth Taylor's marriages & divorces, which husband is after the 4th but before the 7th?

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Re: Change registration security question?

Postby mal4mac » Sat Jul 13, 2013 10:20 am

Can spam-bots get past the visual recognition question? I had to make two attempts!
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Re: Change registration security question?

Postby daverupa » Sat Jul 13, 2013 1:52 pm

For my security question, the number between 1000 and 1002 was once asked as the number between 1005 and 1007. My answer is 1006, which was once accurate but is now inaccurate.

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    "And how is it, bhikkhus, that by protecting others one protects oneself? By patience, harmlessness, goodwill, and sympathy. It is in such a way that by protecting others one protects oneself.
- Sedaka Sutta [SN 47.19]

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Re: Change registration security question?

Postby TheNoBSBuddhist » Sun Apr 13, 2014 2:37 pm

On a different level, the 'type the characters you see' is a real bummer if you have a colour-vision disorder... I had to renew it 5 times before I felt sufficiently confident in replying.........

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