Log-ins and challenge questions - spam protection
Thanks to @rocky for alerting me to this. He had an issue on this forum recently; when logging in he got this pop-up complete with "challenge question".
These type of "challenges" are not unusual on the internet, but they have varying degrees of difficulty. This particular one from SolveMedia requires typing 3 random words into the text box as well as the email address and a "reason for request".
The challenge itself wasn't directly from myself, but done automatically by an anti-spam plugin I've recently installed on the website. So far it seems to quite effective, but some would argue, TOO effective.
I've tweaked the settings a little to replace the challenge question with the more familiar Google "tick box" (V2)
It's simpler & should satisfy the "I'm a human" test to prove you're not a bot.
If you do ever come across this, please just complete your email address# so I can also add you to a white list. I did that for Rocky and should help to make sure it doesn't challenge the member in future.
# You don't need to enter anything in the message box but you may if you prefer just type in what you were doing eg "logging in" or "commenting".
thank you Admin much better.
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