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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

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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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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: 1,760

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.

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

Lina
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Registered: 2012-10-06
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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

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Re: Registration Captcha

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


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