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Why you have Captcha and Math Questions

« on: March 07, 2012, 01:29:59 AM »
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    Answer to your complaints

    I have received a lot of complaints about the captcha and math questions you have to fill out when you post stuff, so I figured I would fill you in on why:

    As of today 3/7/2012 our ban log is 85 pages long with 30 people per page thats 2550 bans, out of those about 2-3 are people we actually banned for normal reasons that means that 2547 spam bots have been stopped from spaming 100's of ad's for Viagra or some other stupid thing and all because of the captcha and questions.

    I also deleted 4 pages of fake members today so 120 Spam bots who some how managed to get threw the sign up questions and were only stopped from spaming messages because of the Questions and Catcha per post....

    So here are the options, Either we spend all day deleting spam posts just so you don't have to take 5 extra seconds to post your reply or we have these features and stop spam bots from littering our forums with ad's.

    I have set the spam filter to go away at 2 posts, this is much lower then the 15 I had it set at. If I see 1 spam message I am going to set it back to 15 as we haven't had 1 bot get threw sense I set it at that level.

    Sorry for the trouble but I think its a small price to pay to keep our forums clean.


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    Re: Why you have Captcha and Math Questions

    « Reply #1 on: March 07, 2012, 01:33:50 AM »
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    I personally had no problem with using the captchas. I mean it keeps spammers off the site so its really a plus for me
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    Re: Why you have Captcha and Math Questions

    « Reply #2 on: March 07, 2012, 10:08:10 AM »
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    I really like the fact that I AM NOT Spending My Mornings now Deleting Viagra ads. and such... When I could be working on a Rom, Makes no sense to have to waste 20 - 30 minutes a Day deleting BULLSHIT off the Forums, I am all for it Less SPAM = MORE Real Posts...
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    Re: Why you have Captcha and Math Questions

    « Reply #3 on: March 07, 2012, 10:50:15 AM »
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    why do people whine about captcha, questions and signatures? I'm whining only cause I'm not a beta tester lol
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    Re: Why you have Captcha and Math Questions

    « Reply #4 on: March 07, 2012, 12:38:12 PM »
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    why do people whine about captcha, questions and signatures? I'm whining only cause I'm not a beta tester lol

    and this just like your name is tragic! XD

    captcha is everywhere people should be used to it enough now to not have to !!Censored!! and moan about it!
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    Re: Why you have Captcha and Math Questions

    « Reply #5 on: March 07, 2012, 03:59:23 PM »
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    agreed
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    Re: Why you have Captcha and Math Questions

    « Reply #6 on: March 08, 2012, 12:52:07 AM »
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    I don't mind at all. Anyone who complains jus has nothing better to do lol
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