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Implemented Question and answer verification for new user registration

Discussion in 'Closed Suggestions' started by mjp, Oct 25, 2010.

  1. mjp

    mjp Well-Known Member

    Question and answer verification for new user registration is talked about in this thread, but I couldn't find a suggestion thread specifically asking for it (and I looked really hard - you know, as hard as you can look in a forum with 50 pages of suggestion threads).

    So here's a thread requesting it.

    reCAPTCHA is cute and all, but it doesn't keep the trash out nearly as effectively as question/answer does.

    If I'm late to the dance and there is already a thread specifically requesting this, then I suppose I've gone and ruined everything for everyone. That's why we can't have nice things around here.
    turtile, Puntocom, Lucas and 10 others like this.
  2. soloarquitectura

    soloarquitectura Well-Known Member

  3. jonsidneyb

    jonsidneyb Well-Known Member

    I check members one at a time many different ways before they get it. You would be amazed at what I find.
  4. anotheralias

    anotheralias Well-Known Member

    If someone does a Mod for it I'll certainly use it.
  5. mra0

    mra0 Member

    I don't like the CAPTCHA because even us humans can't read those darn words.
    Puntocom and steven s like this.
  6. Mr_Bob

    Mr_Bob Well-Known Member

    I use this on my own forum. I've had maybe one successful spammer registration (and it was a real person doing it, so there wasn't much I could do to stop it), compared to the three to four daily I would get with ReCAPTCHA. Bot programmers have figured it out long ago.
  7. dutchbb

    dutchbb Well-Known Member

    reCAPTCHA is working great for us. But extra options are nice.
  8. Lucas

    Lucas Well-Known Member

    I'd really like to see this, where you can create your own questions/answers and have them randomly appear to the user while he's registering, meaning a question will be picked up to be shown to that user of a list of the questions you have setup.
    Puntocom likes this.
  9. Dean

    Dean Well-Known Member

    We use custom profile fields in the software we are now using. There is a default value in a box, and people registering need to read what is supposed to be typed in the box, then type it in. Works fantastic to keep the normal spammers.

    So yes, this would be a great idea. Or at least a custom profile field.

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