Remove non-functioning CAPTCHA’s from package.

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Remove non-functioning CAPTCHA’s from package.

Post by Ideas Bot » Mon Dec 18, 2017 9:38 am

Remove all non-functioning CAPTCHA’s (GD CAPTCHA etc.) from the installation package.

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Re: Remove non-functioning CAPTCHA’s from package.

Post by RMcGirr83 » Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:52 am

And use what in their place when the forum is first setup?
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Re: Remove non-functioning CAPTCHA’s from package.

Post by WelshPaul » Mon Dec 18, 2017 11:44 am

To be fair, phpBB shouldn't bother using any CAPTCHA's when a forum is first setup. What's the point in having a feature or function operational if it serves no purpose?

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Re: Remove non-functioning CAPTCHA’s from package.

Post by HiFiKabin » Mon Dec 18, 2017 1:26 pm

I have thought this for years. Having ANY CAPTCHA as a default implies that it is going to work, especially if you are a new user and know nothing about countering SPAM.

My 2c on how it should function?

Install the forum (as usual) get to the 'Delete the Install Directory' stage, click next and that takes you to 'Configure the CAPTCHA' with a link telling the user how to configure the inbuilt Q&A and a link to approved extensions.

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Re: Remove non-functioning CAPTCHA’s from package.

Post by AmigoJack » Mon Dec 18, 2017 2:54 pm

RMcGirr83 wrote:
Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:52 am
And use what in their place when the forum is first setup?
They're not needed anyway when registrations are moderated and guest posting is nowhere allowed.

Apart from that ineffective ones are less a help but more a nuisance to real people. The support staff aboard always knows which CAPTCHAs are broken, yet a phpBB installation does neither give a warning, nor does the manual discourage using them. This is a big inconsistency either way.
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Re: Remove non-functioning CAPTCHA’s from package.

Post by _Vinny_ » Wed Dec 20, 2017 8:25 am

RMcGirr83 wrote:
Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:52 am
And use what in their place when the forum is first setup?
Already commented on area51 that should be part of the installation of an efficient CAPTCHA. It does not take 2 minutes to get a reCAPTCHA key.

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