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Spam : Which Q&A was used?

Posted: Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:11 am
by neca
Hello,

Here using a 3.2.11 phpBB, and still working on a convenient antispam solution.
After many hours reading here what could be best, it appears the Q&A seems efficient.
So I'm starting to write a ton of Q&A.

If some questions are too easily defeated by spammers, is there a place (obvious in the web gui, or hidden in the DB) where I'll be able to find out which question was answered once the spammer got through?

Thank you.

Re: Spam : Which Q&A was used?

Posted: Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:26 am
by david63
That approach, as you are finding, is full of problems. If a Q&A gets broken you have no idea which question has been broken which means that you have to replace them all.

Best, and tried and tested, method is to have one good, non searchable, question then if it does get broken you know exactly where the problem is.

Re: Spam : Which Q&A was used?

Posted: Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:58 am
by neca
Mmm too bad this is not a feature.
I was asking that because I thought something like this was already in the code.

Well, I guess I'll have to keep a supply of available questions, and use them as time goes by.

Thank you David.

Re: Spam : Which Q&A was used?

Posted: Sun Jan 17, 2021 4:25 pm
by stevemaury
Uh, if you put the questions in the code, I would think they'd be broken pretty fast, no?

Re: Spam : Which Q&A was used?

Posted: Sun Jan 17, 2021 5:35 pm
by HaioPaio
It seems that OP has the same impression like me.
The software should allow to define and store multiple Q&A as it is currently the case.
However, it would be nice to select one of them as the active question rather than sequencing thru it.
The software, as written, does not fully support what has been accepted as best practise.

Re: Spam : Which Q&A was used?

Posted: Sun Jan 17, 2021 5:44 pm
by KevC
The point is you shouldn't need multiple questions.

I haven't changed my question for over a year now.

Re: Spam : Which Q&A was used?

Posted: Sun Jan 17, 2021 5:52 pm
by HaioPaio
KevC wrote:
Sun Jan 17, 2021 5:44 pm
The point is you shouldn't need multiple questions.
Thank you :D