16:44:42 < pheonton> sry anyone who can help me with the anti spam question on the OpenClonk forums? What the heck is a boompack?
17:06:31 < JCaesar> :D
17:06:44 < JCaesar> A rocket.
17:06:55 < JCaesar> Kind of like a jetpack.
17:07:19 < JCaesar> I guess those questions are mean if you haven't played the game yet because you can't start it…
17:13:01 < pheonton> well, i still don't get what the sport should be where you race on top of a rocket...
17:13:26 < pheonton> :/
17:17:49 < JCaesar> hmm. Do you have radio options?
17:18:25 < JCaesar> The answer might me Parkour…
17:29:17 <!Mortimer> yep.. It keeps out people in general, not just bots :v
17:40:54 < pheonton> mhm, im still failing the anti spam test...
17:41:01 < pheonton> What is the English name for the parkour in which you race on top of boompacks?
17:42:33 < pheonton> The thing is, not only OpenClonk has this questions, i was trying to register to a some game forums today and one question was harder than the other...
17:43:18 < JCaesar> xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
17:44:32 < pheonton> ;) xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx is the correct answer.... i wonder how i should have guessed that....
17:48:56 < JCaesar> By playing the game.
17:49:04 < pheonton> thanks
I don't think the first thing new people do in OpenClonk is to play xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx...
Should be enough for any bot, don't you think?
I also don't see the big deal. We've had like three spam posts a year without the security question. A mod can just delete them.
1. No, we had lotsa more spam, you just don't see it when I deleted it already.
2. Now that the forum registration works with all subsystems, I want higher security to keep bots out
3. To keep bots out, the question may of course not be googable (f.e. Matthes Bender).
4. Recaptchas were not a barrier for bots. I don't know why but they didn't hold off the spambots.
Also, and that is the worst thing, there seem to be maintainers of bot nets which actively try to overcome those security questions if they are worth the effort / easy enough. The question once was "Whats the name of this game" and later "The icon of OpenClonk shows a musket and a ...?". I think the second one worked for only a week or so and the first spambots arrived.
That is why I chose a word that would require people to install the game to find out. So far, we had no spam whatsoever. I mean, there are not that many people who have not played the game but still want to post here, or are there?
> I mean, there are not that many people who have not played the game but still want to post here, or are there?
There are those who have trouble starting the game; especially Linux people seem to have trouble with dependencies quite often. Some of them come to IRC and complain that they cannot post on the forums.
> Recaptchas were not a barrier for bots. I don't know why but they didn't hold off the spambots.
Isilkor said that many illegal websites (e.g. streaming sites) present their users with captchas to solve and use the answers to break in. Works especially well with standardised captcha services.
If you want to stick to those questions, make them easy - like: Who invented Clonk? - with a hinting link to clonk.de ;)?
I mean come on, everybody knows THAT one
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