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Answers to security questions

Postby TheLaw » Thu Mar 07, 2019 5:48 pm

Due to a recent influx of spam bots, I've decided to change the registration process to include security questions with intentionally wrong answers. Below is a list of questions and their corresponding answers.

Q: How much wood could a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?
A: What's a woodchuck?

Q: What's 9 + 10?
A: 21

Q: Big Brother is watching. 2 + 2 = ?
A: 5

Q: Rose is to bouquet as forest is to ____
A: apple
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Re: Answers to security questions

Postby zayanimadara » Fri Mar 08, 2019 12:47 pm

nice idea
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Re: Answers to security questions

Postby ralph123 » Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:10 am

Thank you very much for removing all the spam postings and cleaning up the forums. The forums are once again a warm and friendly place to visit.

-Homer S.
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Re: Answers to security questions

Postby terminator » Tue Mar 19, 2019 5:02 pm

Thank you for making the game forum look better
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Re: Answers to security questions

Postby eagleeye » Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:22 am

It does not work
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Re: Answers to security questions

Postby TheLaw » Wed Mar 27, 2019 4:27 pm

Yes, I've noticed. My hands are somewhat tied as to what I can do without BadBoy.
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Re: Answers to security questions

Postby ralph123 » Wed Mar 27, 2019 6:13 pm

How about doing what we do for the PotW clan forum. Keep the puzzle solution answers as false answers, and only tell people in-game the solution that works. And tell people who play that they should tell other people who are playing. Do not publish the answers on the forum. That way, only people who play know the answers. That completely eliminated the spam registrations in the PotW forum, while allowing legitimate people to get accounts. Before that, I was deleting about 10 new spam accounts every day.
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Re: Answers to security questions

Postby SyED » Sat Mar 30, 2019 7:42 pm

still have spam posts, and cant delete spam posts anymore.
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Re: Answers to security questions

Postby TheLaw » Sun Mar 31, 2019 11:40 pm

Can't delete? Hmm, lemme see what's wrong.

Edit: Should be fixed now. I don't know why the permissions changed.

It sounds like a cool idea to set the in-game server messages or a in-game chat command to give the answers to the security questions. Unfortunately, I can't do much until BadBoy logs back on since I don't have control over the server.
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Re: Answers to security questions

Postby ralph123 » Mon Apr 01, 2019 12:51 am

TheLaw wrote:It sounds like a cool idea to set the in-game server messages or a in-game chat command to give the answers to the security questions. Unfortunately, I can't do much until BadBoy logs back on since I don't have control over the server.


I wasn't talking about an automated message, although that is an excellent idea. I was talking about players telling other players the answers when somebody asks how to get past the security questions when trying to register. That is what we used to do.

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