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Offline BobB

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Access from a hotel
« on: June 24, 2013, 07:35:40 pm »
Sometimes when I'm away from home, I access the forum from the hotel I'm staying at. Sometimes the access is denied until I have proved I'm not a robot/computer by answering a mathematical question.

I understand the need to protect the forum, its server and also us, the users. But what if I was the figure equivalent of dyslexic ?

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Re: Access from a hotel
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2013, 07:48:29 pm »
Then you could email me.  The email address is on the front page of the website and the forum.  ;)

Annoyingly we have to have these protective measures to stop spammers etc.  It's amazing that in the time that the forum has been running that we're only had three!  *touch wood*

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Re: Access from a hotel
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2013, 08:15:19 pm »
Paste the number problem into google, paste the response into the forum.

The goal is to prove you are cleverer than a robot not that you can do maths  :beers:
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Re: Access from a hotel
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2013, 09:57:47 pm »
How long will it be before the spammers come up with a robot that can paste the question into Google? 

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Re: Access from a hotel
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2013, 10:06:59 pm »
If you make millions of suspicious looking searches google search starts to block you or limit you.

Anyway spammers are far cleverer. They do things like run porn sites which show a  challenge (eg the mangled words ones from yahoo) as if tit were their own. So they trade a bit of bandwidth and a few free pictures as payment to get end users to create bogus yahoo accounts for them.

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Re: Access from a hotel
« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2013, 10:15:25 pm »
Anyway spammers are far cleverer. They do things like run porn sites which show a  challenge (eg the mangled words ones from yahoo) as if tit were their own.

Freudian slip?? :laugh:


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Re: Access from a hotel
« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2013, 09:39:21 am »
Anyway spammers are far cleverer. They do things like run porn sites which show a  challenge (eg the mangled words ones from yahoo) as if tit were their own.

Freudian slip?? :laugh:


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