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Best Captcha Plugin Competition

Posted: Wed Jul 22, 2009 7:39 pm
by igorw
Best Captcha Plugin Competition

The upcoming release of phpBB 3.0.6 will include a brand new captcha system. We are looking for the best captcha plugin from you, the community.

A free bertie will be awarded to the three best captcha plugins. We have the following categories: Community Choice, Team Choice and First Approved. The community choice is chosen by using a poll. The team choice is chosen by the phpBB team internally. The first approved MOD is the first one that gets approved. We will strictly validate them in the order they are submitted.


Here are some basic guidelines that should be followed when creating a captcha plugin.
  • Plugins should be editless. Especially no alterations to existing plugins.
  • The proper way to make a plugin based on another is extending the class
  • Language files should use the name "captcha_<captcha name>.php
  • Template files should use the name "captcha_<captcha name>.html
  • ACP template files should use the name "captcha_<captcha name>_acp.html
  • Demo template files should use the name "captcha_<captcha name>_acp_demo.html
  • Plugin files have to use the name "phpbb_<captcha name>_plugin.php
Timeframe & eligibility
We will be accepting submissions to the MODDB for one month (update: extended to September 4th) after the date of this announcement. All submitted captcha plugins are automatically nominated. The person listed first in a winning MOD will receive the prize.

The following links will help you to get started writing a captcha plugin.
If you need help you can post in the MOD Writers Discussion.

You may discuss this announcement in the discussion topic.

Re: Best Captcha Plugin Competition

Posted: Sat Aug 22, 2009 1:13 pm
by igorw
Important note

We have decided to extend the deadline of this competition from August 22nd to September 4th (so that is + 2 weeks). This is because there have been some late changes in the API and the Q&A plugin, and because we want to give the MOD authors some more time altogether.

Re: Best Captcha Plugin Competition

Posted: Fri Sep 04, 2009 7:40 pm
by igorw
We have reached the deadline. We are closing the contest for new entries. We will validate the submitted CAPTCHAs and continue with the selection process. Thanks for participating.

Re: Best Captcha Plugin Competition

Posted: Mon Sep 28, 2009 10:25 pm
by igorw
The Community Choice voting has just begun. Visit this topic for more information: ... &t=1798815

We have also started the voting on the internal Team Choice.