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Installing Security Question MOD by beginner

Post by rockinrick » Wed Apr 16, 2008 4:09 am

Hello everyone,
I'm new to this forum and new to MOD's. I set up my phpbb forum with Fantastico, and updated to 2.0.23 with an ftp.
I'd like to add a security question to the registration page to help stop spamming, but I'm at a complete loss on how to do this. I was on the phpbb forum, and their answers were completly over my head.

Can someone explain how I can add a security question to my boards. I'm great with html, Photoshop and Flash, but over my head here. Please keep it easy to understand! LOL

Many thanks,
Rick
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Re: Installing Security Question MOD by beginner

Post by rockinrick » Wed Apr 16, 2008 5:01 am

OK! I've installed Easymod! w how do I install he secuity queston MOD? I created the mod folder in the admin folder.
I uploaded the contrib folder into the MOD's folder. What am I doing wrong? The MOD listing is now in the admin
section when I login as administrator. What do I do next?

Lost as usual,
Rick

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Re: Installing Security Question MOD by beginner

Post by Lumpy Burgertushie » Thu Apr 17, 2008 4:50 am

what contrib folder?

the best and easiest MOD for this is called the RAC MOD.

YOu don't install it using easymod, you just make a couple of edits to three files and you are done.

RAC MOD

you choose a special word or phrase for the special code.

you decide where you want to put it so that real people can finde it. ( I put it right on the registration page. ) then you edit the usercp_register.php file with that word ( it shows you where to do it ) you then edit the language/lang_main.php file and put that word or the dircections on where to find the word in the lang file. ( it tells you exactly how to do this )

then you edit the profile_body.tpl file of your style, to put in the new required blank for people to fill in.

that's it, you are done.
no more spam bots.

robert

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Re: Installing Security Question MOD by beginner

Post by rockinrick » Fri Apr 18, 2008 12:07 am

Thanks for the reply Lumpy!
I think this may be over my head. People telling me to install EasyMOD, others RacMOD. What is the simplest way to get a security question on my registration page? Please remember, I've never dealt with these types of files before.

Many thanks,
Rick

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