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#61 crazyguymgd

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 11:34 AM

 zekesonxx, on 10 January 2013 - 11:31 AM, said:

What about http://areyouahuman.com/? They've worked pretty well in my creations.

Ha that was kind of fun too.

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 11:39 AM

 crazyguymgd, on 10 January 2013 - 11:34 AM, said:

 zekesonxx, on 10 January 2013 - 11:31 AM, said:

What about http://areyouahuman.com/? They've worked pretty well in my creations.

Ha that was kind of fun too.

See? And it's free.

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 11:42 AM

 zekesonxx, on 10 January 2013 - 11:31 AM, said:

What about http://areyouahuman.com/? They've worked pretty well in my creations.
But the games do not seem to start over when you do something wrong, it wouldn't be that hard just to attempt dropping all items wherever they need to go.

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 11:44 AM

Read the FAQ and the Security page.

EDIT: And check out this better demo.

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 11:55 AM

 billysback, on 10 January 2013 - 11:30 AM, said:

we could ask questions about minecraft, like "who is the creator of minecraft/computercraft" and "what is the minecraft world made up of", then you can only register when these questions are answered correctly; use random questions from a selection.
I've seen that on some forums before... doesn't sound like it would be too effective but who knows?
We already do that, but it is only one question.

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 11:56 AM

That page told me I'm a bot :/

Gotta think about my life...

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 12:00 PM

 Leo Verto, on 10 January 2013 - 11:56 AM, said:

That page told me I'm a bot :/

Gotta think about my life...
I do everything my turtle overlords tell me to..... It's not so bad being a slave.

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 12:19 PM

 Cranium, on 10 January 2013 - 12:00 PM, said:

 Leo Verto, on 10 January 2013 - 11:56 AM, said:

That page told me I'm a bot :/

Gotta think about my life...
I do everything my turtle overlords tell me to..... It's not so bad being a slave.
:P/>/> How does being a slave of a piece of metal feels?

I have another solution, why not limit the posts per day of new users to 1, needing to have 10 approved posts before being able to post unlimited things? Minecraft forum uses that technique, and for me it's quite well and doesn't really annoy the new ones

Edit: Another idea, based on the idea on top, instead of having to approve the posts manually, why don't you add a captcha for posting before the 10 posts are met

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 01:07 PM

 zekesonxx, on 10 January 2013 - 11:44 AM, said:

EDIT: And check out this better demo.
That is actually quite cool. much better than say a video captcha

#70 BustedEarLobes

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 06:02 PM

What CAN you do? Captchas are fine for bots, but some spammers spam themselves. Limiting new users is brilliant, but would suck if you are new and just want to make a few posts. I feel the best way is to have.one email account per user, a captcha or that amIAHuman game thing, and limit users with a thick 5 posts/day for 5 or so days. Spam is impossible to stop, but at least you can try to slow it down.

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 06:41 PM

While I would usually hate the idea of blocking a users first few posts, we're out of options. I say we go for it.

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 08:33 PM

what about an "obligatory say hello thread" where you must make a post before you can post anywhere else?
that might scare away normal users however...

also these spammers only make about 3 posts per account.
5 per day limits would be pointless and most likely annoy people in the ask a pro section.

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 02:34 AM

 Cranium, on 10 January 2013 - 10:57 AM, said:

True, but so far, the only one I know if is that silly captcha.
Unfortunately, it either isn't working, or we have someone who is taking the time to create all of these accounts manually, and then having them spam.

They have automated systems that ship the captcha off to places where people answer it and send it back.

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 04:07 AM

 Dlcruz129, on 10 January 2013 - 06:41 PM, said:

While I would usually hate the idea of blocking a users first few posts, we're out of options. I say we go for it.
I still think just don't let them post links in the first post or disallaw links (except for pastebin ones) for members of the clueless.

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 04:15 AM

 Leo Verto, on 11 January 2013 - 04:07 AM, said:

 Dlcruz129, on 10 January 2013 - 06:41 PM, said:

While I would usually hate the idea of blocking a users first few posts, we're out of options. I say we go for it.
I still think just don't let them post links in the first post or disallaw links (except for pastebin ones) for members of the clueless.

I was thinking along the lines of moderators having to approve the first 5 or so posts.

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 04:28 AM

 Leo Verto, on 11 January 2013 - 04:07 AM, said:

 Dlcruz129, on 10 January 2013 - 06:41 PM, said:

While I would usually hate the idea of blocking a users first few posts, we're out of options. I say we go for it.
I still think just don't let them post links in the first post or disallaw links (except for pastebin ones) for members of the clueless.
then the spammers will just start using pastebin... I've seen it done before... ;) heck there are spammers ON pastebin, have you ever clicked on the side "new pastes" or whatever its called. like 70% are spam!

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 04:51 AM

 sjkeegs, on 11 January 2013 - 02:34 AM, said:

 Cranium, on 10 January 2013 - 10:57 AM, said:

True, but so far, the only one I know if is that silly captcha.
Unfortunately, it either isn't working, or we have someone who is taking the time to create all of these accounts manually, and then having them spam.

They have automated systems that ship the captcha off to places where people answer it and send it back.

Very true. I know of two of them, not going to post as the "Don't post malicious scripts" rule.

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 05:56 PM

We could stop new users from creating topics until they have maybe 10 approved posts on other topics? Although I think that would cause problems with the Ask A Pro section.

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 05:59 PM

 Cranium, on 11 January 2013 - 05:56 PM, said:

We could stop new users from creating topics until they have maybe 10 approved posts on other topics? Although I think that would cause problems with the Ask A Pro section.
That was another idea, but as you just said it'll cause some problems

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 06:15 PM

 Cranium, on 11 January 2013 - 05:56 PM, said:

We could stop new users from creating topics until they have maybe 10 approved posts on other topics? Although I think that would cause problems with the Ask A Pro section.
Maybe for all areas other than Ask a Pro? it seems most pop up in general atm anyways... maybe just restrict general?





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