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by Dog Cow
Thu Feb 14, 2013 6:49 pm
Forum: [3.x] Rejected RFCs
Topic: "Remember Me" checked by default
Replies: 17
Views: 81817

Re: "Remember Me" checked by default

-1 Consequences of forgetting to tick the box: I have to log in again next time. Consequences of forgetting to untick the box: If I'm on a shared computer, I'm still logged in. One is annoying, one is dangerous. Are forum administrators really using auto login? I have it set in my sessions code so ...
by Dog Cow
Thu Feb 14, 2013 6:41 pm
Forum: [3.x] Discussion
Topic: Post/Reply by Email - Integration With Email Lists
Replies: 57
Views: 57057

Re: Post/Reply by Email - Integration With Email Lists

I'm not too familiar with POP or other ways to access emails sent to a server, but in an ideal environment they could setup a pipe to a script we build (not sure how common that ability is however). I don't know what you consider a "large number of users", but because this requires mailserver confi...
by Dog Cow
Thu Feb 14, 2013 6:31 pm
Forum: [3.x] Rejected RFCs
Topic: "Remember Me" checked by default
Replies: 17
Views: 81817

Re: "Remember Me" checked by default

-1 Consequences of forgetting to tick the box: I have to log in again next time. Consequences of forgetting to untick the box: If I'm on a shared computer, I'm still logged in. One is annoying, one is dangerous. Are forum administrators really using auto login? I have it set in my sessions code so ...
by Dog Cow
Thu Dec 13, 2012 11:56 pm
Forum: [3.x] Discussion
Topic: Moving docs/ html files to MD
Replies: 16
Views: 6539

Re: Moving docs/ html files to MD

I prefer to have documentation included with the software program, and I prefer it in these formats, which I enumerate here in descending order of preference:

- plain text files
- HTML
- PDF
by Dog Cow
Wed Nov 14, 2012 7:28 pm
Forum: [3.x][Archive] RFCs
Topic: [RFC] stop distributing worthless CAPTCHAS in 3.1
Replies: 98
Views: 74778

Re: [RFC] stop distributing worthless CAPTCHAS in 3.1

As far as a general-purpose solution, yours is probably best since it probably wouldn't require retraining for each target site, as mine would.

However, I have a suspicion that most sites using Q&A have only one question, and once you've got the answer to that question... it's bombs away.
by Dog Cow
Wed Nov 14, 2012 5:56 pm
Forum: [3.x][Archive] RFCs
Topic: [RFC] stop distributing worthless CAPTCHAS in 3.1
Replies: 98
Views: 74778

Re: [RFC] stop distributing worthless CAPTCHAS in 3.1

I think that careful wording of questions can make automated lookup of the answer more difficult. For example, notice that my "question" was actually a statement then followed by a very short question that referred back to the statement without repeating any of the key terms. It should be possible t...
by Dog Cow
Tue Nov 13, 2012 10:39 pm
Forum: [3.x][Archive] RFCs
Topic: [RFC] stop distributing worthless CAPTCHAS in 3.1
Replies: 98
Views: 74778

Re: [RFC] stop distributing worthless CAPTCHAS in 3.1

I think that we should ask the administrators to provide one or more knowledge-based questions. All of these string- and mathematics- based, automatically generated questions, are no good in my opinion, because I think that they would require more brain-power from the user than would a knowledge-bas...
by Dog Cow
Tue Nov 13, 2012 10:36 pm
Forum: [3.x][Archive] RFCs
Topic: [RFC] Q&A plugin by default
Replies: 43
Views: 40292

Re: [RFC] Q&A plugin by default

I don't think that asking the admin to come up with some questions and answers is such a burden.

As a forum administrator, he is already tasked to invent the names of some forums as well as descriptions for those forums.
by Dog Cow
Wed Oct 24, 2012 10:10 pm
Forum: [3.x][Archive] RFCs
Topic: [RFC] Post Revisions
Replies: 90
Views: 74886

Re: [RFC] Post Revisions

Here are stats pulled from a phpBB 2 forum that I host. The forum is very conversational (read: completely non-technical) and it has 586,662 posts as of this writing. 98% of posts were never edited. SELECT COUNT(post_id) as total_posts, post_edit_count, (SELECT COUNT(post_id) / (SELECT COUNT(*) FROM...
by Dog Cow
Thu Nov 10, 2011 4:48 pm
Forum: [3.1/Ascraeus] Merged RFCs
Topic: [RFC] Contact Page
Replies: 87
Views: 117825

Re: [RFC] Contact Page

nickvergessen wrote:Because when captchas are broken or you cant solve them (blind) you still need to be able to contact the admin, to tell him captcha is broken or you are blind and cant solve?
So then you're going to have to whois the domain and pray that the contact email address is valid and monitored. :?