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I think I can get the registration questions working :D

I'll keep things on admin activation, but it should make things a WHOLE LOT EASIER.
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--edit-- hold on a moment - I'm going to update the questions. They will now be both easier and still unsearchable.
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Ok, Updated.

I'd like for some volunteers to test out the new system?
Use "Test" as part of the username please.
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Thanks "Test1"

What did you think of the questions?
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With a captcha and activation question we may be able to go to email activation. We should have enough mods to clean up spam pretty promptly.
Literally is the new Figuratively
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We cant do them simultaneously :/
PHPBB3 simply doesnt allow it - not without modifying it I suppose, but even then, that's an absolute hassle.
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Hmm... i think it is a bit weird... you might as well ask if '3' is an even or odd number. The length of the number makes no real difference for a bot. Also, it might be nice to give a hint as to the available answers. Say:

Is 3 an even or an odd number.
Answer with 'even' or 'odd'

Something like that.
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Actually, given some bots can google, a long, arbitrary number is better as opposed to a short number, which can be googled for an answer.
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Google returns no parsable answers for

"Is 621195472111232622257 an even or odd number"

or

"Is 3 an even or odd number"
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... :shock:

ok, I changed it to a 4 digit number
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alterecco wrote:Google returns no parsable answers for

"Is 621195472111232622257 an even or odd number"

or

"Is 3 an even or odd number"
Ahh! But if bots use Wolfram Alpha..... ->
http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=Is ... odd+number

The answer is:
Wolfram wrote: 621195472111232622257 is an odd number.
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Considering it only takes "odd" as an answer... Hopefully they are not smart enough to trim it down.

But then again, few bots are going to use wolfram alpha.
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ThePrivateer wrote: Ahh! But if bots use Wolfram Alpha..... ->
Thank you... that sort of proves my point :)
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Wolfy wrote:But then again, few bots are going to use wolfram alpha.
It's only a matter of time...before the bots get smarter....and stronger...and then they will DESTROY THE INTERNET!!!!.

jk. That's like totally a few years away. ;)
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Ok, after an IRC discussion, I'll change it to "Is the following comment a helpful, polite, constructive, and grammatically correct comment? (Yes/No) 'Your a noob!'"

... because apparently not everyone learned what even and odd numbers are x_x
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