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Sortables CAPTCHA Plugin

Best Captcha Plugin EVER!! - Sortables CAPTCHA Plugin

Best Captcha Plugin EVER!!

by josh401 » Wed Dec 24, 2014 5:53 pm

The title says it all.

I have been using PHPBB about two years. During that time.. thousands of "spammers" had registered to the site. That's the thing about spammers... they register, then stay dormant for days (even weeks or months), then hit your board with dozens of spam topics.

I tried every spam plugin out there.. with minimal results. Sure, I'd see a drop for a couple days.. then right back to dozens of spam posts every day.

Finally, I found "Sortables Captcha". The logic seemed good to me, so I gave it a try. The installation was a breeze; even though I had to modify the css slightly to get the columns next to each other (side by side).

Immediately, I noticed no new spammers were registering to my site. I continued to "zap" the old spammers (previously registered)... and they were NOT coming back.

After a few weeks of "zapping" the previously registered spammers... and my board is now super clean. I can leave it for days.. and not get hit with hundreds of spam posts.

Sure, the occasional human still tries to register and post their spam... but easy enough (DELETE USER)... and they get tired of continuously having to re-register.

THIS PLUGIN SAVED MY BOARD! I was ready to give up on PHPBB, and move to something else. Because of this plugin; I now have a newfound excitement with managing my board.

THANK YOU. Where do I donate? You deserve a pat on the back.

- Josh Lobe
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Re: Best Captcha Plugin EVER!!

by Derky » Fri Dec 26, 2014 8:11 am

Hey Josh,

Thanks for the kind words, great to hear it helped out! :D

josh401 wrote:THANK YOU. Where do I donate? You deserve a pat on the back.
Thanks! If you have PayPal you can use: paypal [at] phpbb3styles.net
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Re: Best Captcha Plugin EVER!!

by josh401 » Fri Dec 26, 2014 4:55 pm

Done!

Thank you, again. I write and develop WordPress themes and plugins. If you ever would like to collaborate on something, please don't hesitate to contact me :)

Please have a wonderful new year!!
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Re: Best Captcha Plugin EVER!!

by Derky » Fri Dec 26, 2014 5:40 pm

Thanks, okey will do, thanks again and you too! :D
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Re: Best Captcha Plugin EVER!!

by G8BDY » Sun Nov 27, 2016 7:14 am

I was being plagued by Ukraine Spammers, they defeated my Q&A and even the Captcha
However this extension stopped them dead in their tracks
Being a total novice it was also the first extn/mod, I have ever installed - using the Extension Installer it was very easy
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Re: Best Captcha Plugin EVER!!

by Forex Station » Wed Dec 12, 2018 3:51 pm

Definitely agree with these posts. We have been plagued with spammers for the past two years and started using the Stop Forum Spam extension but it was preventing legitimate visitors from registering unless the threshold was set to 60 or above but then the spammers would get in again (still a good extension though).

After installing this extension using the default Tomato Soup question we haven't seen a spammer yet. Incredible.
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