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    Dr. Bento BentoSan's Avatar
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    Hey guys,

    We need to make the signup question easier to follow on the forums

    Currently the question is "What is the word tac spelled backwards" - the answer being cat

    Some user, particularly though users who's English is not their first language have difficulty answering this question.

    So basically i am starting this thread to see that if we as a community can come up with a question that everyone agrees is easy to answer and yet keeps the bots out.

    The answer should be very easy for a human to answer but difficult for a bot to answer - bots have no problem doing maths related questions (1+1=?) so they cannot be used.

    Kudos to anyone who can come up with something super simple that we can all agree upon

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    are captchas a possibility? like what rapidshare did a while ago.
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    Are you able to automate picture generation and scramble it in the same fashion as CAPTCHA?

    You could use the pic to generate two numbers and still use arithmetic.

    Or you could ask "What is your username spelt backwards?". I don't know the peculiarities of spam bots, or their current level of sophistication, but I'm not sure they can quite anser logic like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by greatmesk View Post
    are captchas a possibility? like what rapidshare did a while ago.
    We tried captcha for a while there and it worked horribly - our experience has been that a simple user question is the most effective method of keeping spam off the forums. Its just that the question has to be written in such a way that its super simple for everyone even with a super low level of english can answer yet still cannot be answered by bots.

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    What if it was something like this:

    What color is this written in?

    Or something that you would have to see
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lambox View Post
    What if it was something like this:

    What color is this written in?

    Or something that you would have to see

    What about Color Blind people???
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    picture of a vinyl with "what is this called?" question. both "vinyl" and "record" could be answers that give authorization.
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    12", wax, album... lot of possibilites for that. Maybe just a picture of a cat?

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    what is the opposite of _____

    big small
    up down
    left right
    fast slow

    etc?

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    Quote Originally Posted by freakuency View Post
    12", wax, album... lot of possibilites for that. Maybe just a picture of a cat?
    revised:

    picture of vinyl
    Q: what is this? (sounds like "tech horde")
    soundcloud.com/hpntk / soundcloud.com/freakstep
    freakstep.com / thefreakbeat.com
    me on beatport / me on djtunes
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    My solution: Pay some one to whack them so you don't have any competition

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