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Started by Opentoe, December 25, 2014, 11:03:20 PM

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Kindred

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stmaxx

For Version. SMF 2.0.9
Please Note, I like these Q and A's for the registration, however the answer to last one will not save in uppercase, so best change lower case letters in the string. or you'll get no registrations, if used!


EDIT: works great in uppercase for the SMF 2.1 B

regards,
Maxx

Steve

Quote from: stmaxx on December 29, 2014, 10:06:07 AM
For Version. SMF 2.0.9
Please Note, I like these Q and A's for the registration, however the answer to last one will not save in uppercase, so best change lower case letters in the string. or you'll get no registrations, if used!

You could just have the acceptable answer in lower case while keeping the question as is, yes? Or is that what you meant?
Please do not PM me for support.

Illori

as far as i know none of the answers should not save in upper case, or at least the answers will be accepted if they are in upper or lower case.

Arantor

Internally the system is case insensitive, so the question will have 'abcDEF' and expect 'def' as an answer while 'def' and 'DEF' will both be accepted. To facilitate this the answer is saved in lower case.

2.1 handles this better by having an even smarter Q&A that visibly accepts multiple answers (which, if I do say so myself, is a very nice feature ;D) and lets the admin save it however they want but will accept it in either case.
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Illori

Quote from: Arantor on December 29, 2014, 11:32:47 AM
however they want but will accept it in either case.

ah, we might need to update our FAQ to make sure admin know the answers are not case sensitive.

stmaxx

OK cool thanks that makes me feel better, just was not certain how it would work... had to be sure. but in any case it's Nice !

regards,
Maxx

Arantor

Both 2.0 and 2.1 indicate this already.

2.0:
QuoteIf you want users to answer verification questions in order to stop spam bots you should setup a number of questions in the table below. You should pick relatively simple questions; answers are not case sensitive. You may use BBC in the questions for formatting, to remove a question simply delete the contents of that line.

2.1:
QuoteIf you want users to answer verification questions in order to stop spam bots, you should setup a number of questions in the table below. You should choose questions which relate to the subject of your forum. Genuine users will be able to answer these questions, while spam bots will not. Answers are not case sensitive. You may use BBC in the questions for formatting. To remove a question simply delete the contents of that line.
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Illori

right but our FAQ could not hurt to be updated. maybe if someone reads the FAQ and misses that they will learn it that way.

Rk2910

These tips are great - thanks for posting them.  Happy New Year.

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