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Old 06-24-2012   #1 (permalink)
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Why do you stupid questions as part of your sign-up process? It's not anti-spam if someone doesnt have a clue what you are asking. For example, what does spam come in ? WTF do you mean? I don't even know what spam is!!
Perhaps not all of your forum readers are from America!
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Old 06-24-2012   #2 (permalink)
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Why do you stupid questions as part of your sign-up process? It's not anti-spam if someone doesnt have a clue what you are asking. For example, what does spam come in ? WTF do you mean? I don't even know what spam is!!
Perhaps not all of your forum readers are from America!

I haven't a clue what you're talking about
You signed up over 2 years ago
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Old 06-24-2012   #3 (permalink)
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My wife is trying to set up her own account and she is finding the sign up incredibly annoying
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Old 06-24-2012   #4 (permalink)
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Spam is a term used for unwanted postings..An example would be an email that came from somebody you didn't know or an advertisement.

For the forum, Spam refers to businesses advertising their business with out permisson from this websites owners.

Every once in awhile somebody will post their business or try to sell something on the forums. It is against the rules and will be deleted.

I hope that helps.
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Old 06-25-2012   #5 (permalink)
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This joining question probably came into force before you old timers joined.

It's just a way to weed out any auto-bots signing up as it requires a conscious mind to select an answer.

However, I've raised the same concern about any US biased questions. One was about a US football team, being a Brit I had no idea, but it was simple enough to google the answer.

I would have thought the term spam was international enough now, especially for Europe, but perhaps not.

James and Anna, the owners of the site, would know where the questions come from.
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Old 06-27-2012   #6 (permalink)
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google it.

I'm sorry, but anti-spam measures are here to stay. Not our fault.

I just googled spam and got a picture of a can of spam. There may be an obtuse Han Solo one in there but I thought you could reload the question/request a different one, no?

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spam comes in a _ _ _:can
You shouldn't fly your spaceship alone unless you are Han _ _ _ _:solo
Mexican fast food everyone knows:taco:tacos:nachos:
Playa is located in what country?:mexico

I'll add another for the Dutchies

Dutch national color. Hint- nothing rhymes with it. :orange

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Might be interesting for people to understand a bit more about Recaptcha. Only one of the two words is computer generated, the other is a snippet of a scanned book that didn't get a high OCR score, so they get kicked out to us to solve. Once you know that it's usually easy to spot which word is the important one to get and which one can be goofed. You can try it on that page in the link. Their description of how it works is old, because that method got cracked pretty early, and now one word is mostly nonsense characters and smushed together, and the other is the low OCR score snippet. Getting that snippet wrong (with any word) doesn't fail you, because they don't know what that one is.
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google it.

I'm sorry, but anti-spam measures are here to stay. Not our fault.

I just googled spam and got a picture of a can of spam. There may be an obtuse Han Solo one in there but I thought you could reload the question/request a different one, no?

edit:
here's what I had
spam comes in a _ _ _:can
You shouldn't fly your spaceship alone unless you are Han _ _ _ _:solo
Mexican fast food everyone knows:taco:tacos:nachos:
Playa is located in what country?:mexico

I'll add another for the Dutchies

Dutch national color. Hint- nothing rhymes with it. :orange

also:
Might be interesting for people to understand a bit more about Recaptcha. Only one of the two words is computer generated, the other is a snippet of a scanned book that didn't get a high OCR score, so they get kicked out to us to solve. Once you know that it's usually easy to spot which word is the important one to get and which one can be goofed. You can try it on that page in the link. Their description of how it works is old, because that method got cracked pretty early, and now one word is mostly nonsense characters and smushed together, and the other is the low OCR score snippet. Getting that snippet wrong (with any word) doesn't fail you, because they don't know what that one is.
I kept trying to answer "Taco Bell" to the question about Mexican fast food that everyone knows. It kicked me out twice before I got a different question. I was just thinking in terms of restaurants, not foods. Obviously, I finally figured it out.

Thanks for the explanation of Recaptcha. I always wondered why one word was easy to read, and the other one was not. Sometimes I have to ask one of my kids to help me figure out the smushed word. It's nice to know that I don't need to get both words right.
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I kept trying to answer "Taco Bell" to the question about Mexican fast food that everyone knows. It kicked me out twice before I got a different question. I was just thinking in terms of restaurants, not foods. Obviously, I finally figured it out.

Thanks for the explanation of Recaptcha. I always wondered why one word was easy to read, and the other one was not. Sometimes I have to ask one of my kids to help me figure out the smushed word. It's nice to know that I don't need to get both words right.
Taco Bell is to Mexican fast food as fish are to bicycles.
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