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Re: Thank You Health for getting the forum working again

Postby kurz » Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:36 am

one question: When I use the same computer normally it goes to the last post I read. But sometimes I arrive 4 posts later than I have read bevore. So I do have to ge manually back not to loose an answer. Normal???
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Re: Thank You Health for getting the forum working again

Postby RussMT » Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:32 pm

I just saw someone on FB who said he was unable to register as a new member. The CAPTCHA wasn't working he said.

Is there a way to test this or get Heath to take a look at it?


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Re: Thank You Health for getting the forum working again

Postby kmclemore » Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:24 pm

I've brought this to Heath's attention multiple times, Russ. Perhaps if other folks also sent emails?
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Re: Thank You Health for getting the forum working again

Postby C Buchs » Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:09 pm

RussMT wrote:I just saw someone on FB who said he was unable to register as a new member. The CAPTCHA wasn't working he said.

Is there a way to test this or get Heath to take a look at it?


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I was working on my boat in front of the house and had a guy stop. He has an :macx: also. I told him about this site and he said he was having the same problem trying to become a member.

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Re: Thank You Health for getting the forum working again

Postby dlandersson » Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:38 am

Captcha can be a problem - not just here. Any way to get rid of it? I have had situations where it's an "endless loop" - always more images, 8)

C Buchs wrote:
RussMT wrote:I just saw someone on FB who said he was unable to register as a new member. The CAPTCHA wasn't working he said.

Is there a way to test this or get Heath to take a look at it?


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I was working on my boat in front of the house and had a guy stop. He has an :macx: also. I told him about this site and he said he was having the same problem trying to become a member.

Jeff
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Re: Thank You Health for getting the forum working again

Postby kmclemore » Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:16 am

Well, we need to have some sort of defense against 'bots and spammers. I've asked Heath to look into using Google's reCaptcha product, since that's becoming more commonly used and it's fairly effective without introducing the issues you noted.
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Re: Thank You Health for getting the forum working again

Postby K9Kampers » Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:48 am

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What if "reCAPTCHA V1 IS SHUTDOWN" were the actual confirmation code to type in?!!
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Re: Thank You Health for getting the forum working again

Postby RussMT » Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:53 pm

dlandersson wrote:Captcha can be a problem - not just here. Any way to get rid of it? I have had situations where it's an "endless loop" - always more images, 8)

C Buchs wrote:
RussMT wrote:I just saw someone on FB who said he was unable to register as a new member. The CAPTCHA wasn't working he said.

Is there a way to test this or get Heath to take a look at it?


Image


I was working on my boat in front of the house and had a guy stop. He has an :macx: also. I told him about this site and he said he was having the same problem trying to become a member.

Jeff


I've run phpBBS before and without CAPTCHA it gets infested with bot (fake) registrations and porn ads etc. You NEED some validation.

We all hate CAPTCHAs but they are important. Sometimes simple validation works well. Like "What is the first name of the boat builder this site is named after?"

Bottom line is without new members, a site will deteriorate. I've been promoting this site and didn't know it hasn't had new members all year.

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Re: Thank You Health for getting the forum working again

Postby dlandersson » Sat Oct 13, 2018 6:42 am

No arguement regaqrding validation. Just not sure that CAPCHA's is the only way to go. :wink:
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Re: Thank You Health for getting the forum working again

Postby RussMT » Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:56 am

dlandersson wrote:No arguement regaqrding validation. Just not sure that CAPCHA's is the only way to go. :wink:


Agreed. I absolutely HATE the "photo" CAPTCHA.

"Choose the street signs". Does that include the pole it's mounted on? Arrrrg.



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