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This add-on (also known as implementation of CAPTCHA ("Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart"), or reverse Turing test) stands for a must-have thing for your forums in our automated spam era. The method used here is by now the most effective protection against the spam / flood / robot programs, which still appear being too weak to recognize even the simple combination of the letters and digits typed on the graphical picture.
How It Works
CAPTCHA protection code is often available in the posting form itself, but for miniBB it would be a bad approach, because it includes the posting forms in the topic listings and thread listings themselves, and these pages are the most often loaded. On the other hand, generating the Human Code image always takes additional resources from your server, which preferrably must be kept for the other tasks. Concluding the above said, this add-on asks for a CAPTCHA code only when it's required. For example, if there is a CAPTCHA protection for replies, the user will be asked to enter the code only after he posted the message; if there is a protection for sign-up process, the user will be asked to enter the CAPTCHA code before he fills up the form. This method allows to run this add-on independantly from the forums, and still keeps all processed data safe. The most important, it saves up your server's resources that way, which is specially significant when forums run on a small shared hosting. The add-on also protects such external miniBB plugins like File Bank, Polls or Direct Email.
Configuring this add-on you may protect the forums from any kind of the automated attacks:
On the miniBB community we have enabled the two first options described, and so far we have no more spam, despite our forums are opened for guests. Our own forums is the best example of what this add-on does.
Additionally it's possible to configure the auto-generated image at a very custom level, specifying the set of characters displayed, characters amount (5 by default), True Type fonts used, font sizes, font colors, background color of the image (incl. making it the same as your webform's background - so the CAPTCHA code displayed looks organic to your website), width and height of the image, grid's step parameters. Despite the script generates a completely random image each time when the code is offered to enter, all listed above could make your CAPTCHA code even more unique, and so impossible to analyze by a robot, despite it will be very easy to read and recognize by your human visitors. This, we should mention, is very important in terms of usability - as you have noticed, even on many large websites often CAPCTHA codes are hard to recognize even by a *normal* human!!!
Finally, it could look like this:
or even like this:
Read and ask more about the features of this plugin in our related forums topic.
Before buying/installing this add-on, you must be sure that your PHP version is compiled with, and supports:
Almost every hosting provider gives an opportunity to use these functions; make sure they are also accessible on your server.
In all cases above you should be asked to enter CAPTCHA code and so to validate your human nature. ;-)
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After buying this add-on, you will get a Lifetime license with the possibility to upgrade this extra for 10 times in the future, if miniBB.com releases the newest versions or patches. It doesn't mean only 10 downloads: you may skip a few releases, and download only something seems to be final. This is a unique offer, and it actually means, you pay once, but get something until it lasts. There are no hidden fees, no monthly fees, no annual fees. You get the editable source code and are allowed to modify any part of it. However you are not allowed to distribute your copy of the extra in any way, except using it for your own miniBB forums, or your own website. Avoiding distribution is in your very own interests; read more why.
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