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How secure does this forum have to be?

How secure does this forum have to be?
« on: April 14, 2013, 02:42:46 PM »
Hi, after filling in captchas and replying to security questions and waiting to be accepted by a human as a forum member, and logging in, I still have to fill in captchas (multiple times, but that's probably just my bad eyes) and reply to a question for every single post. Is this really necessary? I understad the motivation but maybe reducing the barriers to post here is in your interest as well. Kind regards, Thomas

Re: How secure does this forum have to be?
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2013, 05:36:10 PM »
Unfortunately, the spammers had found this forum and started spamming it within days of initial launch.

That said, I haven't seen the captchas or security questions while posting. So it hasn't been a nuisance at all for me. I do have it set to always remember me though - perhaps that has something to do with it? Or perhaps the prompts stop once you have posted some minimum number of times without being banned?

For example, with this post I didn't need to jump through any hoops. Just click Reply, type some text, then hit Post or Preview.

Re: How secure does this forum have to be?
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2013, 06:30:01 PM »
> For example, with this post I didn't need to jump through any hoops. Just click Reply, type some text, then hit Post or Preview.

Ok, will check my settings. Thanks for the quick reply.

Re: How secure does this forum have to be?
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2013, 10:30:50 PM »
Sorry for the crazy amount of security, we were getting massive amounts of spam and bots trying to register (about 500 bots per day), so I cranked up all the anti-spam stuff to max for now.  We'll be doing some more forum maintenance and may tweak this down in the next few weeks.

Ken