Lack of interest [Suggestion] Captcha For PM's

Racket

New member
The option to be able to set Captcha for PM's would be great.

Please let me know what you think.

Thanks
 

Cezz

Well-known member
I have to disagree... Please convince me, why do you want Captcha on PM's?
 

Racket

New member
I have to disagree... Please convince me, why do you want Captcha on PM's?
I find it very common on big boards that bots tend to spam by PM. By implementing the Captcha option for PM's, you can at least prevent this.
 

Biker

Well-known member
Oh lord, please no. If PM spam is a problem, prohibiting new members from using it until they make "X" posts is a far better solution.
 

James

Well-known member
Criteria for features would be better. It means we can set a post limit before they can use PCs.
 

Racket

New member
I'm not sure why so many people here are so against it. Honesty, what does anyone have to lose by adding this feature? It's not like you are going to be forced to enable it.
 

jmurrayhead

Well-known member
I'm not sure why so many people here are so against it. Honesty, what does anyone have to lose by adding this feature? It's not like you are going to be forced to enable it.
they can add it if they want, doesn't mean people can't explain why they think it's a bad idea or offer alternative suggestions.
 

Biker

Well-known member
Because there are better ways of preventing PM spam. Captcha isn't 100% reliable and as jmurrayhead stated, just pisses off your users.
 

Nick

Well-known member
The goal should be to combat spammers at registration, not somewhere else down the line. I know you can't catch every single one, but adding a second or even third spam-prevention measure to the registration process would be much more acceptable than requiring captcha to send PMs.
Everybody only registers once. Some people send several PMs per day. You tell me which you'd want to be more hassle-free.
 

jmurrayhead

Well-known member
The goal should be to combat spammers at registration, not somewhere else down the line. I know you can't catch every single one, but adding a second or even third spam-prevention measure to the registration process would be much more acceptable than requiring captcha to send PMs.
Everybody only registers once. Some people send several PMs per day. You tell me which you'd want to be more hassle-free.
Indeed...and as a clean-up measure, moderators and admins should have the ability to purge all PM's, posts, etc. when they ban that spammer.
 

James

Well-known member
I'm not sure why so many people here are so against it. Honesty, what does anyone have to lose by adding this feature? It's not like you are going to be forced to enable it.
Not to cause arguments but that could be said about anything, really. Just because it has an on/off switch, doesn't make it effective. Imagine the filesize changes if everyone's ideas were implemented with on/off switches.
The goal should be to combat spammers at registration, not somewhere else down the line. I know you can't catch every single one, but adding a second or even third spam-prevention measure to the registration process would be much more acceptable than requiring captcha to send PMs.
Everybody only registers once. Some people send several PMs per day. You tell me which you'd want to be more hassle-free.
Completely agree here.
 

Wired

Active member
What about the in between option: allow the option for admins to require CAPTCHA before X # of posts?
 

Enigma

Well-known member
All of this should be user group based. For example, you might require solving a CAPTCHA for all form submissions (new post, new private conversation, etc) for your "brand-new users" user group, but move users to a new user group after a couple of posts or so.
 

Biker

Well-known member
If you require new users to input a Captcha form for everything when they register, I would imagine you'd have very few users stick around. First time I run into something like that, I never go back to the forum.
 

Russ

Well-known member
What if someone signs up at your board specifically for the purpose of PM'n someone say to purchase something from them? Do you really want your users to be held back from that because of a post count?

Not everyone's board will be the same so it all comes down to demand, but even so I'm sure this would be an easy plugin to whip up when the board launches.
 
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Floris

Guest
I will never use software that pushes captcha or any verification in my face, AFTER I bothered to register, verify and log in. If they don't trust me, I don't have to return the favor by using their site.

A big no.
 
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