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#1 2012-10-06 11:54:56

Lina
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Registered: 2012-10-06
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Hey guys,

just wanted to discuss the utility of the catcha question: "date -u +%j$(uname)|sha256sum|sed 's/\W//g."

You seriously nearly reduced my to tears. I had a kernel panic, several pacman problems and after several hours of trying to fix the problems myself was sitting utterly distressed in front of a windows pc (yes, windows!) and you ask for a command line answer?

I randomly called my fellow IT-friends to run the command for me (which of course didn't pick up) and started to search for emulators. Finally, I made an arch live usb stick where had to copy the resulting sha string character by character to the windows machine. In case you havn't noticed: it's quite long.

I guess my point is: Is this really necessary?! What about all the newbies wanting to ask some questions about their failing installation process or people with serious problems, confined to a windows machine?!

It should NOT be so difficult to register for a forum!

Last edited by Lina (2012-10-06 11:55:32)

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#2 2012-10-06 12:01:30

Trilby
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Registered: 2011-11-29
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Re: Registration Captcha

Lina wrote:

It should NOT be so difficult to register for a forum!

You are right, it shouldn't be.

It also shouldn't be so difficult to google before posting and find the following (or any of a dozen more just like them):
https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php … 1#p1101981
https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php … 5#p1162785
https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=104892&p=1
https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=97222


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#3 2012-10-06 12:13:36

karol
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Registered: 2009-05-06
Posts: 25,440

Re: Registration Captcha

Lina wrote:

sitting utterly distressed in front of a windows pc (yes, windows!) and you ask for a command line answer?

You can use a liveCD / liveUSB or http://bellard.org/jslinux/

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#4 2012-10-06 12:23:57

2ManyDogs
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Registered: 2012-01-15
Posts: 2,067

Re: Registration Captcha

Lina wrote:

It should NOT be so difficult to register for a forum!

And yet, here you are. Welcome to Arch. You have just discovered one of the many ways Arch is different from other distros.


"The prettier the user interface, and the fewer odd replies the system allows you to make, the dumber you once appeared in the mind of the designer." -- Ellen Ullman

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#5 2012-10-06 13:35:24

Lina
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Registered: 2012-10-06
Posts: 5

Re: Registration Captcha

I had found some of the threads, not the big one though. I understand the necessity to fight spammers.

I just wanted to point out that we probably are loosing valid users too. If the topic comes up again and again (and that are only those who made it in:), maybe it's a sign that it might be troublesome for some users.

@: http://bellard.org/jslinux/ Nice one:D

@The Arch Way: Extremely determined/stubborn. Check. *smile*

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#6 2012-10-06 13:57:58

fsckd
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Registered: 2009-06-15
Posts: 4,173

Re: Registration Captcha

As pointed out, this has been discussed before. I'm going to close this now.


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