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Post Login problem
I was told I had exceeded the number of permitted login attempts, even though it was a first attempt. It then gave me a Captcha. Your Captchas are really difficult, I had to do a few before I succeeded.

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Tue Feb 01, 2011 4:44 pm
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Location: Islington, London UK
Post Re: Login problem
Yesterday, for the same reason as I posted the message about spammers and real names here, I tweaked the CAPTCHA settings to make it a lot more difficult for bots to try to register.

It worked immediately, in the sense that the number of spammer applications fell by about three quarters, but I guess I've made it too difficult to read. I'll back it off a bit, between where it is and where it used to be.

We've had a few people saying they've been asked for confirmation codes, without being aware of any failed login attempts. It might be a bug. We're probably going to upgrade the version of phpBB shortly, so let's see if that gets rid of it.

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Tue Feb 01, 2011 6:14 pm
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Post Re: Login problem
OK, I've split the difference between old and new on the CAPTCHA settings.

If anyone wants to check whether they're sufficiently legible, you can log out, start registering a fresh membership until you get to the confirmation code and then cancel it and log in as yourself again.

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Tue Feb 01, 2011 6:23 pm
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