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How do we get rid of the annoying verification?!
« on: October 20, 2016, 08:37:19 AM »
Seriously - been using this forum for like 5 minutes and the Verification is already killing me. EVERY time I want to post a reply to a topic I have to go through the verification. IT TAKES AGES AND IS ANNOYING!  >:(
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Re: How do we get rid of the annoying verification?!
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2016, 08:39:55 AM »
sorry it is all we have at this time to try to combat spammers. it will go away after a few more valid posts. your post count does not increase if you post in chit chat.

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Re: How do we get rid of the annoying verification?!
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2016, 08:46:32 AM »
Oh really? It will take me ages to get through this? How many posts am I supposed do make before I can avoid it?
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Re: How do we get rid of the annoying verification?!
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2016, 09:02:17 AM »
I believe it is 10 posts
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Re: How do we get rid of the annoying verification?!
« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2016, 10:06:19 AM »
10 posts in boards where posts count.

Sometimes admins do bump post counts to bypass this.
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Re: How do we get rid of the annoying verification?!
« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2016, 10:18:46 AM »
i am new here and this is pissing me off already too.

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Re: How do we get rid of the annoying verification?!
« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2016, 11:21:09 AM »
I saw that too, but it was not the verification that frustrated me, but the difficulty of the captcha. I usually had to spend few seconds on each character to be able to figure out what are they. Then when I finally hit the Post, it turned out it was not right. I think I will not see that anymore, but still, SMF's captcha is too difficult to read in my opinion.

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Re: How do we get rid of the annoying verification?!
« Reply #7 on: December 10, 2016, 11:39:40 AM »
Maybe time for reCaptcha.
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Re: How do we get rid of the annoying verification?!
« Reply #8 on: December 10, 2016, 11:46:08 AM »
Yes, I especially like the one where I only need to click on a checkbox.

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Re: How do we get rid of the annoying verification?!
« Reply #9 on: December 10, 2016, 01:13:52 PM »
Yes, I especially like the one where I only need to click on a checkbox.
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Re: How do we get rid of the annoying verification?!
« Reply #10 on: December 10, 2016, 03:18:38 PM »
"If everybody is thinking alike, then somebody is not thinking." - Gen. George S. Patton Jr.

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Re: How do we get rid of the annoying verification?!
« Reply #11 on: December 10, 2016, 05:45:49 PM »
except, recaptcha depends on a 3rd party service  which can (and has) change(d) without notice... and thus violates the precept that SMF is coherent in an of itself.
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Re: How do we get rid of the annoying verification?!
« Reply #12 on: December 10, 2016, 06:31:47 PM »
SMF is coherent? LMFAO xD
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Re: How do we get rid of the annoying verification?!
« Reply #13 on: December 10, 2016, 06:40:11 PM »
except, recaptcha depends on a 3rd party service  which can (and has) change(d) without notice... and thus violates the precept that SMF is coherent in an of itself.

Why is it a bad thing to use a free API for something that does its job better than proprietary technology?
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Re: How do we get rid of the annoying verification?!
« Reply #14 on: December 10, 2016, 07:17:01 PM »
Why is it a bad thing to use a free API for something that does its job better than proprietary technology?

when it changes it and then the mod has to be updated as it is now broken and the very few people here that can update the code have busy lives so it can take time.

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Re: How do we get rid of the annoying verification?!
« Reply #15 on: December 10, 2016, 07:57:07 PM »
Because, if we include it in the core product, then we have to release an update version in order to,patch any changes...  we ran into this alreayd with paypal...   and you have seen the delyas in getting the 2.0.13 release out the door...   when a third party system changes or breaks, we have to update EVERYONE ASAP....
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Re: How do we get rid of the annoying verification?!
« Reply #16 on: December 10, 2016, 08:25:58 PM »
Oh sorry I wasn't clear. I was suggesting we use the mod on this site, not include the functionality in the core.

However, the urgent update issue should go away with proper API versioning (which google recapatcha implements)
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Re: How do we get rid of the annoying verification?!
« Reply #17 on: December 10, 2016, 09:28:34 PM »
and yet, time and again, third parties have proven unreliable in that regards.

Also, if we install a MOD here, then people will ask "Why can't I have this in the core product, since it's part of the main system"

In reality, the best option is NO CAPTCHA at all -- get 2.1 released and use the questions feature with the multiple answers and multiple language support - because THAT *IS* a core feature.
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Re: How do we get rid of the annoying verification?!
« Reply #18 on: December 11, 2016, 12:33:11 AM »
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Also, if we install a MOD here, then people will ask "Why can't I have this in the core product, since it's part of the main system"
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Re: How do we get rid of the annoying verification?!
« Reply #19 on: December 11, 2016, 12:43:24 AM »
Experience...

Be skeptical all you want. People believe that this forum represents the core product... which is why we work our best to keep it as the core product.
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