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post Dec 1 2006, 11:34 AM
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Hey Crew

First off, let me give you my apologies for the past couple weeks. I'm in the process of moving 2000 miles and starting a new job, so I haven't been as active. Last I talked to Mike, he was overseas for work.

I know the guest validation thing has been a huge pain in the butt. This was originally implemented so that we could have less spam, but we didn't anticipate that every single one of us would get busy at the same time. Usually at least one of us is very active. To help remedy this, I have turned off admin verification for all new accounts. Instead, and I suppose I should've done this from the beginning, I have set up one of those random image displays for registering. This will make it so we don't have to approve every single account that comes in.

On the other side of this, I do feel like we should have more mods to fight whatever spam we do get. Once the spam starts coming in again, I'm gonna start looking for people to help out. If you're willing to help, please let me know when the time comes. Ideally, I'd like someone that's been here for a while and knows the way things function. I'll give more details when the time comes.

Ok well, have a good weekend crew. Any questions, as usual, feel free to pm me.

Roy
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post Dec 25 2006, 11:41 PM
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Voice recognition is hard. You could have a recorded message tell a person what to type in order to register. You could use homonyms (words that have the same spelling but different meanings) and homophones (words that sound the same and might be spelled differently) to confuse non-humans:

"She sells sea shells by the sea shore. What does she sell?"

"How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood? Type the word woodchuck now."

You could also run the visual recognition test multiple times to reduce the likelihood that a random guess would be correct.
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