1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

captcha headache

Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by mra0, Oct 27, 2010.

  1. mra0

    mra0 Member

    It took me several attempts before I could register due to captcha.

    Does xenforo allow ability to disable and use alternate method for security check?
     
  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    CAPTCHA can be disabled in the ACP.
     
  3. mra0

    mra0 Member

    What is the software's fall back?
     
  4. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Fall back to what?
    I don't understand the question.
     
  5. mra0

    mra0 Member

    If you disable CAPTCHA, does it allow or have another security check to use for registration, posting, etc.?
     
  6. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Currently there is just CAPTCHA and manual approval.
    I couldn't say whether there will be additional controls in the future.
     
  7. mra0

    mra0 Member

    Thanks for answering. Just getting to know this system more.
     
  8. Erik

    Erik Well-Known Member

    Really? I find reCAPTCHA to be fairly effective and easy to use. :)
     
  9. whynot

    whynot Well-Known Member

    Easy to use? Yes
    Effective? No
    Serious bots are laughing at it.

     
    Tom7 likes this.
  10. Xarcell

    Xarcell Well-Known Member

    Like which bots?

    I find it effective, the latest issue was fixed over a month ago.
     
  11. whynot

    whynot Well-Known Member

    Please read again my post.;)
     
  12. Xarcell

    Xarcell Well-Known Member


    I do not see any bots mentioned, only "serious bots". Like which bots?
     
  13. whynot

    whynot Well-Known Member

    Read the bottom of my post:
     
  14. anotheralias

    anotheralias Well-Known Member

    I don't think you can beat that question-and-answer Mod. It's more user-friendly and if you come up with decent questions, it stops the bots.
     
    whynot likes this.
  15. Peter

    Peter Active Member

    Visitors don't have the patience to sit there typing in their info again if the reCAPTCHA does not accept, especially after several attempts. As a test, I did different browser refresh just to see how each one will turn out. 3 out of 6 tries are good.

    Easy, yes - when you get one that you can read. Take a look at the screenshots I've attached.
     

    Attached Files:

    • 1.png
      1.png
      File size:
      8.5 KB
      Views:
      18
    • 2.png
      2.png
      File size:
      8.2 KB
      Views:
      15
    • 3.png
      3.png
      File size:
      11.7 KB
      Views:
      15
  16. Facepalmx2

    Facepalmx2 Active Member

    consume r760.
    tint manganre.
    offenses clausize.

    Dunno about you, but to me - those were easy to read.
     
  17. Peter

    Peter Active Member

    My guesses:
    oorsurre i760. or corsurre i760.
    lbat managre or tbnt managre
    offeo8es cdausizw or offeose8 cdausi2e

    Either my eyes are terrible or my screen is distorted or maybe both. ;-)
     
  18. Wired

    Wired Active Member

    corsume 1760. (old type had their 1's like i's)
    t?nt manag(n/m)e
    offenses (g/c)lausize
     
  19. Erik

    Erik Well-Known Member

    Protip: With reCAPTCHA, in most cases you only need to get one of the words right. The system serves up two words: one it knows, and one it doesn't. The first one is to verify that you are human - that you entered the word correctly. If you get this correct, then the system uses your answer for the second word to help "learn" that word (over time it uses the responses of many users to that one image to make a good guess about what the word really says). So really you only need to enter the "key" word correctly. The CAPTCHA will pass no matter what you enter for the second word (of course the order is randomized, so you never know which one is the "key" word, although it is most likely the one that is easiest to read). :)
     
    airworks likes this.
  20. Programmer

    Programmer New Member

    I find "Questions & Answers" a million times more effective.
     
    Mark3121, Chojo and whynot like this.

Share This Page