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captcha image has no confirmation code

Posted: Mon Oct 16, 2006 11:22 am
by duderonomy
Hi,

I installed the Advanced Visual Confirmation mod:
http://www.amigalink.de/phpbb2/viewtopic.php?t=529

I get the image to display in the registration page however there is no text in the image. The only items that are rendered in the captcha image are background objects like grids, lines, and ovals.

The thread about this mod, appears to be closed:
http://www.phpbb.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=222560

Any hints or suggestions on how to debug this? My log files are hard to find due to my ISP running virtual servers. Hence, I tried finding some program error messages in apache log files.

Cheers,
D

Posted: Mon Oct 16, 2006 11:27 am
by KevC
Why did you install that MOD when phpBB comes with visual confirmation built in?

Posted: Mon Oct 16, 2006 11:47 am
by fishmedia
I have installed phpBB-2.0.21.zip on 3 sites.

None have the visual confirmation built in ?

I can't see anywhere where it needs activating?

Rich

Posted: Mon Oct 16, 2006 11:51 am
by Jim_UK
fishmedia wrote: I have installed phpBB-2.0.21.zip on 3 sites.

None have the visual confirmation built in ?

I can't see anywhere where it needs activating?

Rich


It has been built in since version 2.0.11 but you must turn it on.
Admin CP>general admin>configuration and you will see the option to enable it.

Jim

Posted: Mon Oct 16, 2006 11:57 am
by fishmedia
Aghhhhhh,

I've just changed to SubSilver and it appears in the control panel!!

Previously It didn't. Part of my install is to set up the skin before I do admin config.


Rich

Posted: Mon Oct 16, 2006 11:59 am
by fishmedia
Surely the admin shouldn't be affected by the skin you use!

But thanks

Rich

Posted: Mon Oct 16, 2006 12:00 pm
by KevC
You might find this useful
http://www.phpbb.com/kb/article.php?article_id=329

Sounds like you're using a template made before VC was added. So it's missing the code which is why it doesn't show up in the admin panel.

Posted: Mon Oct 16, 2006 7:00 pm
by duderonomy
Kevin Clark wrote: Why did you install that MOD when phpBB comes with visual confirmation built in?

I was told by a sysadmin who had several years of experience maintaining a phpBB board that this advanced captcha system was an important tool aginst auto registering bots. I hope he was right. Thanks for your interest.

Cheers,
D

Posted: Thu Oct 19, 2006 11:31 pm
by duderonomy
This was solved when the ISP's php program was re-built with some changes in the truetype options area. HTH someone in the future.

Posted: Fri Oct 20, 2006 4:26 am
by pentapenguin
Thread Moved to Support