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Queatrix
05-02-2007, 03:19 PM
Now why did THAT have to be added?
About half of the time it says that I put in an invalid code; let alone this, even having it there discouriges me from wanting to use it. And I think that newbies will agree, causing more questions that have already been answerd a gazzillion times to be posted.
Please voice your opinion.

EDIT:

>> ??? What are you referring to? "Why did that
>> have to be added" - what is this thing "added"?

Yeah, sorry about that. Try to search the forums. See the colorful image?

ulillillia
05-02-2007, 03:21 PM
??? What are you referring to? "Why did that have to be added" - what is this thing "added"?

Queatrix
05-02-2007, 03:24 PM
Fixed.

Daved
05-02-2007, 03:29 PM
I don't see a search validator.

I also don't see a public poll.

dwks
05-02-2007, 03:36 PM
I don't see a "colorful image", either, nor a public poll.

Queatrix
05-02-2007, 03:47 PM
Stink! I forgot to make it public. :mad: ... Oh well.

Neat, it's only there when you'r not logged in.

This was another waste.. :D

Govtcheez
05-02-2007, 03:48 PM
> even having it there discouriges me from wanting to use it.

I think most of the board will agree that anything that discourages you from using the board is a good thing

whiteflags
05-02-2007, 03:50 PM
The code in the image that they showed you is case sensitive, Queatrix.

Govtcheez
05-02-2007, 03:54 PM
> Try to search the forums. See the colorful image?

No? It looks fine to me

ulillillia
05-02-2007, 03:54 PM
I don't see anything. I just tried a random search for "realloc array" without the quotes and for messages having at least 1 reply, within the C programming board, but I didn't see anything odd or unusual, and even clicking on some of the links doesn't have anything odd or unusual. Either the problem is fixed or I'm maybe just a lucky one. I'm still not sure what you're referring to.

Queatrix
05-02-2007, 03:57 PM
Did you even see my last post?

Govtcheez
05-02-2007, 04:02 PM
Maybe if the thread or your posts made any sense to someone who wasn't a mindreader, you'd get a little more positive response.

Queatrix
05-02-2007, 04:05 PM
Okay then, I will say it again more clearly...

I just found out that it's only there when you're not logged in.

KONI
05-02-2007, 04:16 PM
What you're talking about is called a Captcha (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Captcha). Personally I think that captchas are a good thing, although it heavily depends on the method used. I absolutely HATE captchas where I need three tries myself because the letters were simply not readable.

ulillillia
05-02-2007, 04:21 PM
Oh, you mean that thing with text on it mixed in with an image having a complex background? If so, then it's likely to prevent spambots from using the search feature and prevent the server from being bogged down. If that's the case, then I like the addition of the feature because it means a faster forum and faster transfer times.

dwks
05-02-2007, 04:23 PM
See KONI's post.

I personally think it's a good idea too, though I have seen some really annoying ones.

swoopy
05-02-2007, 10:15 PM
I've seen Google use them from time to time. Anything that discourages spambots is probably a good thing.

indigo0086
05-02-2007, 11:06 PM
They should just have a time limit like normal boards do.


"THIS IS CBOOOOOOARDS!!!!"

@nthony
05-03-2007, 12:37 AM
Its hard to decihper Quetrix's post, but I think he's talking about the new code validator (which I had an encouter with about a week ago). It's very unflexible: I had about one line of pseudo code that I thought didn't merit an entire code tag, but because of some keywords I had in there, the boards complained at me until I inserted the code into code tags. I can see how this might be helpful for newcomers, (actually, not really, since they'll just be stuck looking at the message not knowing what to do), but overall its very annoying.

Daved
05-03-2007, 12:43 AM
Queatrix mentioned the code tag enforcement script, but was really talking about a CAPTCHA that is used for guest users who want to search the forums.

The code tag enforcer might be slightly annoying, but it greatly reduces the number of new users who post code without tags. There are ways around it if you find it necessary (noparse tags?).

maxorator
05-12-2007, 12:27 AM
It reminds me the registration at www.reverse-engineering.net . I'm still not registered there because I cannot guess the freaking confirmation code. Here's a picture from there. I guessed L1CD. But it was wrong.

twomers
05-12-2007, 05:39 AM
Maybe the L is infact an upsidedown capital gamma - http://www.mathmlcentral.com/characters/glyphs/CapitalGamma_L.gif

Didn't someone start a thread about this that got deleted when the boards got deleted for a while?

Queatrix
05-12-2007, 05:46 AM
>> Maybe the L is infact an upsidedown capital gamma -
None of the other letters are udsidedown, and there are non-greek letters there, so I doubt it.

>> Didn't someone start a thread about this that got deleted
>> when the boards got deleted for a while?
Don't think so.

twomers
05-12-2007, 05:48 AM
>> None of the other letters are udsidedown, and there are non-greek letters there, so I doubt it.
Sarcasm

>> Don't think so.
I'm certain they did. Good Google - http://66.102.9.104/search?q=cache:Z6L6yGOp8FoJ:cboard.cprogramming.co m/showthread.php%3Fp%3D638685+site:cboard.cprogrammi ng.com+image+verification&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=1&gl=ie&client=firefox-a

Wohoo! Nearly back to my pre-fall post count!

Queatrix
05-12-2007, 06:13 AM
>> Sarcasm
No, it's not.

twomers
05-12-2007, 06:18 AM
>> No, it's not.

Erm, I meant what you responded to was sarcasm. ie what I said: Maybe the L is infact an upsidedown capital gamma Did you think I seriously meant that?

Queatrix
05-12-2007, 06:21 AM
Right, got it.