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Old 01-02-2015, 09:50 AM   #1
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PORTEUS forum registration issue - anyone knows why ?


I tried to register with the porteus forum. It seems to reject my answer to the anti spam question. I tried it many times, and then I get a "try later again" because Ihave exceeded the number of times allowed to answer that question

at the bottom of the registration page I got the following question:-
what distro Daniel robbins created ? I answered Gentoo, it rejects. I tried enoch linux, it rejects again, I tried gentoo (lowercase) , it rejects again. I tried gentoo linux, it rejects again

then I retried again, it asks me another question, about what Patrick volkerdink created, I answered slackware . guess what ? it rejects again... What The F*** is that thing doing ?

anybody has any idea about what is happening ? anybody experienced the same problem ?

This antispam thing sucks. why don't they use a real captcha like other sites do, which is more reliable. is their question/answer thing case sensitive ? these guys are turning away people from their distro, not sure if they are aware of this.
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"Slackware" works with uppercase "S". However, someone should tell them that this type of "homebrew" "captcha" is ... weird. If someone wants to spam their forums, a software could easily be trained to answer the limited set of questions. And for actual users, checking the answer case sensitive makes it frustratingly hard.
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Old 01-03-2015, 10:39 PM   #4
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thanks guys for your replies.

If someone is new to linux, how is that person going to know whether to use upper case or not. by the way as mentioned above, at the first question about daniel robbins, i also tried Gentoo as well one time , but it was telling me the answer was still wrong. It's too much of a hassle and their home made captcha looks like very buggy and very amateurish.

Anyway I am not wasting my time with this porteus distro, I have scrapped the porteus iso I just burned to my cd. and replaced it with slax for the following reason:-

1)This tells me already a lot about the porteus team.

2)From what I understand, porteus is derived from slax. So I think it makes more sense to use slax, since the real brain(Thomas) is on the slax side.

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