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Carbonize
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test that it is working by making an entry, putting in a wrong answer and clicking preview.

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sophia
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I did and it took the wrong word. What did I do wrong?
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How did you add this? By hand or did you use the premodded files?

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I used the premade files...
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Hello

I adjusted the files and everything went great. I used a wrong word and got a friendly error message. But I still get junk posts from bots. Is it possible that those bots can read the word or can they work around this bot control? What about an image that show the word, so bots can't scan the page... ???

The advanced guestbook is really great, but those bots just make it terrible.
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If you update to 2.4.1 it now comes with image verification.

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Hi,

After using the human verification script I downloaded from that site, I had peace for sometime, but then I got some evil people managing to get some spam stuff into the guestbook, though not anywhere near to what I was getting before.

After finding this thread, I went & downloaded & tested version 2.4.1 as recommended on my pc. Without filling in that verification code, I got as anticipated:

Guestbook - Error
One of the input fields does not seem to be valid.


When I tried filling in the wrong code, Firefox which I was using totally ignored the Submit button click, as if I had not submitted at all! That was also the case after typing in the correct code.
Could that be a local problem or more than that?

When I tried out IE, the submission worked and in case of the wrong code, the same error message as above.

Has anyone else had the same problems? If so How did u deal with them?

I do request the maker (Carbonize?) to help.
My first suggestion is that some text be added near that image verification to explain what it is/what is supposed to be done with it and that it is a compulsory field. In my world and probably in a number of others', there are unbelievably many PC/Internet greenhorns who simply dont know what that is and would end up giving up on submitting entries & not understanding why. Just a simple text..., probably similar to the one used in that patch before.

In case other people dont have the same problem, I do suggest showing me in which file I can make the necessary changes, before I upload the newest version to a university site I look after, hopefully with this spamming problem done away with.

Meanwhile, regarding the database, is it not enough to just add the table "book_captcha" to the already existing ones with their data or I have to redo everything anew?

Thanks!
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I am not the maker of Advanced Guestbook just some mods for it. I do not recommend my anti bot test with 2.4 or 2.4.1 as they already have an anti bot system built in.

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xprt007
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Hi,

Thanks for the response and that correction ...
Well I was not suggesting adding that anti-bot test, rather some text label in/near that box with that image verification just explaining what it is and some asteriks or other clarification that just like the *Name & *Message .. it is a required field.

If no other person needs this, I do again request for the name of the file where I could do it myself.
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I believe there is a template with the word captcha in it's name.

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ivibes
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Hi, i'm not an phpbb expert and i'm now working with Advanced GuestBook v2.4 for phpBB by Dreamy & Kooky.

Can you please tell me the easiest way to prevent spam once and for all. I want to keep the current messages in the guestbook and the layout.

Many thanks...Jeroen,
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Open the config.inc.php file and set USE_CAPTCHA to true.

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There's no USE_CAPTCHA in my config.inc.php file

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When you updated to 2.4.x you were meant to copy your database info from your current config.inc.php file to the 2.4 one.

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I never updated my guestbook.

I started with this version....and it's still the same...

Jeroen

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