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Image for Anti-Spam Verification Questions

Started by GL700Wing, January 08, 2021, 09:30:46 PM

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GL700Wing

Link to the mod

Image for Anti-Spam Verification Questions

Custom Image for use with Anti-Spam Verification Questions

Following on from a tip shared by Sir Osis of Liver this mod has been created to enable Admins to use a custom image for the anti-spam verification questions that are created via Administration Center >> Security and Moderation >> Anti-Spam.  The custom image will be displayed everywhere verification is required (eg, registration, guest searches, guest posting, guest reporting posts, etc).

Suggestion: Save the verification image to the forum default theme images folder (eg, ./Themes/default/images).

This mod also includes some safeguards just in case the verification image cannot be accessed via the supplied URL and/or if the verification image cannot be seen on the pages on which it is displayed:
1.  A message will be displayed in the Admin Center if the verification image URL is not valid; and
2.  On the pages on which the verification image is displayed a link to contact the webmaster is provided if the verification image cannot be seen.

Also, and even though the verification image size is displayed at a maximum pixel resolution of 300x300 on the registration page, the full-sized version of the image will be displayed in a new window/tab by clicking on it.


Release History:
1.0 - 28-Dec-20
o Initial Release with support only for SMF 2.0.17

1.0 - 09-Jan-21
o Added installer support for SMF 2.0.18 (no code change for mod)

1.1 - 25-Jul-21
o Added support from SMF 2.1 RC4
o Minor layout improvement for SMF 2.0

1.2 - 02-Jan-22
o Bug fix for SMF 2.1 RC4




License
Copyright 2020-2022 Kathy Leslie

Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions are met:
1. Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer.
2. Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in the documentation and/or other materials provided with the distribution.

THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY THE COPYRIGHT HOLDERS AND CONTRIBUTORS "AS IS" AND ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE COPYRIGHT HOLDER OR CONTRIBUTORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES; LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE OF THIS SOFTWARE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.

Life doesn't have to be perfect to be wonderful ...

Mick.


GigaWatt

"This is really a generic concept about human thinking - when faced with large tasks we're naturally inclined to try to break them down into a bunch of smaller tasks that together make up the whole."

"A 500 error loosely translates to the webserver saying, "WTF?"..."

Steve

Please do not PM me for support.

Dave J

Just wanted to say that I think this is great. I created my own image to use also.

Thank you GL
All the Quiz info is here

GL700Wing

Uploaded 1.1 - 25-Jul-21
o Added support from SMF 2.1 RC4
o Minor layout improvement for SMF 2.0 versions
Life doesn't have to be perfect to be wonderful ...

Dave J

Quote from: GL700Wing on July 26, 2021, 02:25:30 AM
Uploaded 1.1 - 25-Jul-21
o Added support from SMF 2.1 RC4
o Minor layout improvement for SMF 2.0 versions

GL should we uninstall the old version before installing the update?

Ignore that..the answer is yes just tested it on my test site and you need to uninstall the old one first.
All the Quiz info is here

landyvlad

I have an issue.

I have installed this mod v1.1 on 2.1RC4
image lives in the public_html directory with URL set as https://ytyak.com/antispam.png

In the admin section I can see it and set it up HOWEVER when I go to register as a new user the image does not appear!

Solution?
Please do not PM, IM or Email me with questions on astrophysics or theology.  You will get better and faster responses by asking homeless people in the street. Thank you.

To paraphrase Kindred: "There are no technical solutions to social problems."

Diego Andrés

Not sure if that'd break it but the mod adds this to the css
/* Image for Anti-Spam Verification Questions Mod */
input#qa_verification_image_url
{
width: calc(100% - 20px);
}

Did you also install it on your current theme?

SMF Tricks - Free & Premium Responsive Themes for SMF.

landyvlad

I'm not sure what you mean by "Not sure if that'd break it but the mod adds this to the css" ?


Yep sure did install on current theme.
Please do not PM, IM or Email me with questions on astrophysics or theology.  You will get better and faster responses by asking homeless people in the street. Thank you.

To paraphrase Kindred: "There are no technical solutions to social problems."

landyvlad

I had someone else check and they told me:

QuoteIt's not working for me either, on any 2.1 theme, including default.

I upload the image and can view it in my browser, so I copy the full image URL directly from the browser and paste it in the admin Anti Spam page ...... and I get "ERROR - The URL for the verification questions image is invalid!"

Is there a specific place the image needs to be uploaded to?
Please do not PM, IM or Email me with questions on astrophysics or theology.  You will get better and faster responses by asking homeless people in the street. Thank you.

To paraphrase Kindred: "There are no technical solutions to social problems."

shadav

Quote from: GL700Wing on January 08, 2021, 09:30:46 PMSuggestion: Save the image you want to use to the forum's 'images' folder.
I'm not sure if that means to create a folder in the forum root named images or if that means in the default themes image folder
looking at the parse of the mod I'm assuming you put the url of the image somewhere in your admin

GL700Wing

Quote from: landyvlad on December 06, 2021, 04:41:47 PMIs there a specific place the image needs to be uploaded to?
The image needs to be uploaded to a folder/directory that guests have read access to - on the forum where I use this mod the verification image is saved as https://my-forum.com/forum/images/verification.jpg
Life doesn't have to be perfect to be wonderful ...

landyvlad

Please do not PM, IM or Email me with questions on astrophysics or theology.  You will get better and faster responses by asking homeless people in the street. Thank you.

To paraphrase Kindred: "There are no technical solutions to social problems."

landyvlad

Quote from: GL700Wing on December 08, 2021, 02:12:47 AMThe image needs to be uploaded to a folder/directory that guests have read access to - on the forum where I use this mod the verification image is saved as https://my-forum.com/forum/images/verification.jpg
Hmm I had a look and my 2.1 forum is in the root directory (eg public_html) and there is no images folder.
What I have is
Quotepublic_html
.well-known
attachments
avatars
cache
custom_avatar
Packages
Smileys
Sources
Themes
TinyPortal
tp-downloads
tp-files
tp-images

So the only image folders are that for TinyPortal and one buried several levels deep in each of the the theme folders.
I just tried putting in the featehr theme images folder (my forum default) and updating the URL in teh anti-spam section (above the questions) but it is still not visible when attempting to register as a new member.

Advice?
Please do not PM, IM or Email me with questions on astrophysics or theology.  You will get better and faster responses by asking homeless people in the street. Thank you.

To paraphrase Kindred: "There are no technical solutions to social problems."

GL700Wing

I created the 'images' folder/directory in the 'forum' folder/directory and copied the verification image there ...
Life doesn't have to be perfect to be wonderful ...

landyvlad

So a new subfolder in the main public_html called 'images' ?
Please do not PM, IM or Email me with questions on astrophysics or theology.  You will get better and faster responses by asking homeless people in the street. Thank you.

To paraphrase Kindred: "There are no technical solutions to social problems."

Dave J

All the Quiz info is here

GL700Wing

Quote from: landyvlad on December 27, 2021, 12:46:38 AMSo a new subfolder in the main public_html called 'images' ?
I use a folder/directory named 'images' in the main folder/directory of my forum (ie, it's at the same level as Packages, Smileys, Sources, Themes, etc).

Definitely working on my SMF 2.0 forum ...
Life doesn't have to be perfect to be wonderful ...

landyvlad

OK well I have done that - the file is in a folder called images in the same directory as poer GL700 above.

In the anti-spam settings I have nominated the image location as

Under admin - configuration - anti-spam
Verification questions image URL is set to https://ytyak.com/images/antispam.png
Number of questions required is set to 2.

I can see it there as an admin, BUT if I log out and try to register as a new member
https://www.ytyak.com/index.php?action=signup
it still doesn't show up.

Thoughts?
Please do not PM, IM or Email me with questions on astrophysics or theology.  You will get better and faster responses by asking homeless people in the street. Thank you.

To paraphrase Kindred: "There are no technical solutions to social problems."

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