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Offline silverdragon

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Better registration security
« on: November 14, 2003, 10:34:21 AM »
You know that cool little image grid that PHP Nuke has when registering or logging in, that only the human eye can figure out?  The one that requires a person no read it, no bot can get by?  This one:  http://www.phpnuke.org/modules.php?name=Your_Account

Is it possible to add that as an option to SMF?  I have had more than one request for it now, and I'm thinking it may actually be good for larger forums where security is a concern.

Thanks!

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Re: Better registration security
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2003, 12:03:43 PM »
It could be added, but there are ways to circumvent it on the large scale.  I find IP blocking to be much more effective.

But, again, it could be added.

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Re: Better registration security
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2003, 12:11:26 PM »
Even though this can be got around, it does deter many people as they would not put forth the effort to circumvent it.
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Re: Better registration security
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2003, 12:28:50 PM »
If it does go in, please make it optional from admin panel.

When I installed this on Yabbse I found my new membership dropped from an average of 175 per month to 40.
I tried to find out why, it may have something to do with proxy but I couldn't be sure.
Either way, for many users the image of the numbers/letters just wasn't showing so they just took that as a badly organised forum and moved on.
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