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Captcha impossible to read

Post by pixel001 »

I tried registering under a new name on this forum, but the Captcha stumped me. it's all wavy, and i didnt recognise all letters no matter how far away i stood from my screen.

it's one thing trying to defeat spammers, it's another to scare new users away because the registration process is too cumbersome.

Is there a way to ask for a "new" capcha when you cant read the current one ? i believe ive seen that before on some sites - not phpbb.
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Re: Captcha impossible to read

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Try adjusting the settings in the admin panel>general>visual confirmation settings

You can preview the image there to see if it's readable.

On the registration page you can just refresh to get another image.
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Re: Captcha impossible to read

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I think he might have meant here on this site. :?
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Ah sorry.
We must be using the new one from 3.0.5 then. I haven't really seen that yet.
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I just checked the captcha here, it doesn't appear difficult to read at all. I don't remember ever being able to request another one in phpBB either.
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Re: Captcha impossible to read

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i've managed to register now, using F5 before i entered my data, until i got a captcha that i managed to read.

but indeed, somehow there's a difference between 3.04 & 3.05 in regards to the "wavyness"

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Re: Captcha impossible to read

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3.0.5 will add a new feature which can distort the captcha image with a sine wave. The code is available in the SVN, but I recommend you to wait for the next version and apply some of the tips listed in the sticky topic about spam in this forum.
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