Updated "CAPTCHA" on our registration page

Discussion in 'Announcements' started by c0wg0d, Apr 11, 2018.

  1. c0wg0d

    c0wg0d Master Owner Moderator VIP

    If you or someone you know has tried to sign up recently for The Sandlot, you may also know that there was a problem that prevented one from being able to complete the registration.

    We were using Google's "reCAPTCHA" (a backronym for "Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart") interface to prove that the person signing up was not a robot. This is to prevent robots, or automated software, from being able to create hundreds or thousands of registrations and flood the forums with spam. Google discontinued their "v1" of the software, which caused this portion of the registration to fail. I have updated it to use their new "v2" which is a lot "smarter" and should only require you to check a checkbox saying you aren't a robot when registering. Sometimes it may show a series of pictures and ask you to select ones that match a given criteria, like people or signs or cars.

    I apologize for anyone who has attempted to register for The Sandlot recently and was unable to complete their registration because of this error.

    If anyone has problems with the new registration, please post in the "Get Help!" forum. Thank you.
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  2. __Excel

    __Excel Professional cat petter

    There were studies that showed that the failure rates for humans doing the captcha (not recaptcha) was higher than the rate for robots. Ultimately the captcha made it easier for robots than it did for humans.
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  3. _Hatter

    _Hatter |Majestic| VIP

    Thank you for everything c0w!
  4. Castellen

    Castellen Villager Expert/Zombie Doctor

    What if we are the robots? O.O
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  5. mediocrefowl903

    mediocrefowl903 Sith Lord of Sandlot VIP

    This will definitely improve The Sandlot's security, too, in many ways.
  6. NotInsanis_Nate

    NotInsanis_Nate totally not crazy I guess

    Cool update, but not the bone I was looking for lol.
  7. JohnySandN

    JohnySandN Master

    Thanks for all your hard work to keep this server running as good as gold @c0wg0d !!!! Awesome job!!
  8. birdguy_gaming

    birdguy_gaming Artisan

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  9. GemTheGerbil

    GemTheGerbil Rodent lover VIP

    Honestly, you wouldn't believe how many times I failed the captcha.
    *Choses the audio test*
    "You will only get one try with the audio. Listen carefully, and then type the word below.

    Me: :confused:
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  10. c0wg0d

    c0wg0d Master Owner Moderator VIP

    Bless you.
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  11. Pigichu

    Pigichu That strange animal in the corner

    Thank you @c0wg0d for everything!

    .. I definitely "Dont fail the captcha stuff."
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  12. blazehunt3r

    blazehunt3r Bane of Blazes