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Anti-Bot Registration Puzzles v1.2.0.1 (Updated for SMF 2.0 RC2)

Started by Marcus Forsberg, January 28, 2008, 07:52:11 PM

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Marcus Forsberg

Anti-Bot Registration Puzzles v1.2.0.1b
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Author: Nas      Original author: Karl Benson     Versions: 2.0 RC2, 1.1.x     Available since: Jan 27 '08     Latest version: 1.2.0.1b (Jan 1 '10)

Introduction

This modification adds a randomly chosen simple logic/math puzzle to the Registration page.
They are set at the level Key Stage 2[KS2] (UK) (7-11 year olds).

It is a cat and mouse game between forum software and bot-creators.
We must constantly develop different and unique anti-bot methods to keep our forums as clean as possible.

Features

Adds a randomly chosen puzzle
    Shapes
    Math
    Colors
Random tweaks in each puzzle
Random input field


Changelog

1.2.0.1b (1 entry)                                                           January 1 2010
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January 2010
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   ! The 1.1.x version wouldn't work (package-info.xml)

1.2.0.1 (2 entries)                                                          January 1 2010
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January 2010
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   * Added support for SMF 2.0 RC2 (Tweaks: Register.php, Register.template.php)
   - Removed support for older versions of SMF 2.0.

1.2 (7 entries)                                                              March 18 2008
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April 2009
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   $ Taken over by Nas (April 15 '09)
March 2008
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   ! Fixed for tabindex
   $ Changed to Show colors + equation in bold (for better reading)
   $ Improved my random input field generator
   $ Increased size on input box by adding size="30"
   ! Fixed align/valign issue affecting w3c xhtml 1.0 validity
   * Tweaked to get it to work for SMF 2.0 Beta 3 Public

1.1 (2 entries)                                                             February 4 2008
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February 2008
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   ! Fixed colors (Thanks AllMassive)
   ! Corrected pentagon string.

1.0 (1 entry)                                                               January 27 2008
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January 2008
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   $ Initial release

shadow82x

During the Installation you should tell them to know math first... :P


Anyway very nice mod Karl!
Colin B
Former Spammer, Customize, & Support Team Member

falguni1


ronhaha108

January 30, 2008, 08:57:44 AM #3 Last Edit: January 30, 2008, 09:01:59 AM by ronhaha108
what kind of question is this?  "How many sides does a heptagon have?"  couldn't you ask for something easier like a square or a rectangle?  is there a way to edit the questions or at least to delete them?

That said, GREAT MOD!

Thanks!
Ron
hxxp:www.u-assist.com [nonactive]
hxxp:www.linktobuy.com [nonactive]
hxxp:www.animewind.com [nonactive]
hxxp:www.whackoboss.com [nonactive]
hxxp:www.instadigi.com/index.php?referal=21 [nonactive]

karlbenson

@ronhaha108
It randomly chooses a shape between a square and an octagon.
The point is to have different options to make it harder for bots.

ronhaha108

lol, I know, i've been using a mod like this in vB for more than a year..  my question was more about that specific question, I'd never even heard of a heptagon before and had to google it, so, while it's hard for bots, that one may be hard for humans as well!

Anyway, is there a way to add, edit or delete questions?
Ron
hxxp:www.u-assist.com [nonactive]
hxxp:www.linktobuy.com [nonactive]
hxxp:www.animewind.com [nonactive]
hxxp:www.whackoboss.com [nonactive]
hxxp:www.instadigi.com/index.php?referal=21 [nonactive]

samvirtual

yes same, here, i like the bot, but some of the questions are tough. is it possible to edit the questions?

karlbenson

No Not easily. The puzzles are hardcoded.  Although not impossible if you know php (although I cannot provide support for customizing the mod)

I thought most people would have heard of shapes upto 8 sides. (UK children are taught these from age 7)
I didn't both putting in shapes like Dodecahedron.

This mod would not suit proper question/answer format that I've seen in other mods for other forum software.
eg
Bohemian Rhapsody is a song by which band? A:queen

Although I wouldn't put it past me developing one.  I've got another anti-bot mod in development.

ronhaha108

ok, thanks, I do know php and will look though the code.  Thanks again!
Ron
hxxp:www.u-assist.com [nonactive]
hxxp:www.linktobuy.com [nonactive]
hxxp:www.animewind.com [nonactive]
hxxp:www.whackoboss.com [nonactive]
hxxp:www.instadigi.com/index.php?referal=21 [nonactive]

carbonize

Where is the demo? All I see on the demo link is the standard captcha image and a drop down for the "Are You Human? (Bot Check):"
C a r b o n i z e

karlbenson


Sabre™

Cool Mod karlbenson.

Thanks mate :)

I installed this into a custom theme, without the manual install, and it worked fine.
Just thought I'd mention :)

Cheers
Do NOT give admin and/or ftp details to just anybody, see if they are trust worthy first!!  Do your homework ;)


AllMassive

February 04, 2008, 10:13:27 AM #12 Last Edit: February 04, 2008, 11:30:06 AM by AllMassive
It happens quite often that none of the colors match - more often on non-engish ?!

Colors dont seem to work at all with Opera.

I'm using this MOD on a German/English-UTF8- Forum and edited the Textstrings - but the Colorsnames still appear in English.

karlbenson


AllMassive


karlbenson

Thanks AllMassive.

I've just uploaded v1.1 which I believe resolves the issue.
Don't alter the arrays in register.php, just alter the language strings.

o Fixed colors (Thanks AllMassive)
o Corrected pentagon string.

AllMassive


vagrant

Fantastic mod, thankyou very much for time and effort.

Works fine on my test forum, so will install on main forum after a sleep ;)

karlbenson


JustTheGladiatoR

Hi karlbenson..it's possible to translate the puzzles?
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