Author Topic: why all the verification questions  (Read 1667 times)


  • 5 O'Clock Shadow
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why all the verification questions
« on: April 05, 2018, 02:18:55 PM »
Total newbie here, just wrote a lengthy reply to a post only to have it completely erased because I had to request another image in the Verification section due to the letters in the first one being completely unreadable. Had to google the answer to the 2nd verification question .... very frustrated and won't bother writing out the whole thing again, out of time! Disappointing as I really wanted to reply :-( Let's see if this post ever gets posted cause the letters are pretty much unreadable again!


  • Handlebar Stache
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Re: why all the verification questions
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2018, 02:48:20 PM »
It keeps these out.

I don't know if it's just for your first post or what the cutoff is.  But it doesn't ask me to verify that I am not a robot.....suckers


  • Bristles
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Re: why all the verification questions
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2018, 07:45:02 PM »
In addition to trolls, it also helps deter spammers. This forum actually gets quite a bit of spam, although you don't normally see it thanks to the efforts of our ever-vigilant moderators. If there weren't the verification questions, I have to imagine that our moderators' jobs would be a lot tougher.