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Discussion in 'Ideas & Suggestions' started by TheJoshy, Feb 20, 2014.

  1. TheJoshy

    TheJoshy PlusHost.org -> GOGOGO

    No offence but what the actual fuck!

    The new captcha is easy but it takes forever (yes, 10 seconds is forever). WHAT HAPPENED TO THE NUMBERS THEY WERE SO NICE AND EASY.

    now I skip voting and go to client?novote or similar lol cbf voting ok
     
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  2. bigdawg

    bigdawg fight teh power Staff Member

    The old captcha was being exploited, resulting in hundreds if not thousands of "counterfeit" votes a day. This simply wasn't acceptable.

    If you have any suggestions, other than complaining about ten seconds, I'd be glad to hear them. But there's no way I can use the old captcha.
     
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  3. TheJoshy

    TheJoshy PlusHost.org -> GOGOGO

    ok dats cool thx for ur response appreciate it

    false votes = bad
     
  4. Sysode

    Sysode Front-End Developer Staff Member

    Wtf? It doesn't take 10 seconds, it loads instantly..
     
  5. bigdawg

    bigdawg fight teh power Staff Member

    I'm assuming he means from the time he loads the page, until he has successfully completed the captcha and submitted the form. I don't understand the fuss, it's not much longer than the old one, and you don't even need to type or read some obscure string.
     
  6. Sysode

    Sysode Front-End Developer Staff Member

    Ah, I see. I guess it could get annoying if you were doing it constantly but the majority of people should only need to do it once. Like you said, selecting pictures isn't hard - more exciting than trying to figure out some messed up text.
     
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  7. Dicks

    Dicks Member

    Recaptcha is exploitable.

    If you ask me, the captcha that you have now is unnecessarily long, but if that's what keeps away fake votes then so be it. Also, see [ Want to see this link? Register ! ].
     
  8. Zippy

    Zippy Member

    It'll keep the fake votes away but it'll also keep hotels from using the service. If you ask me then I'd say that it's a good thing because I absolutely hate being forced to vote before I can load the client but whatever ;) The list is looking quite empty today! 15 votes collectively from the top 3 hotels.
     
  9. Dicks

    Dicks Member

    While I realize that the new captcha will discourage proxy voting, if I were a server owner and users were complaining about the difficult captcha and I was ultimately losing potential users over it, I would stop using the service that was causing that.

    I'm still in the Habbo community and from social experience I see that not many users come to a retro from a topsite, as it's mostly from social media sites and peer influence. With that being said, I don't really see the purpose of a topsite other than being able to brag that your hotel has more votes than another, which is more reason to not use it.

    It would be pretty cool if a high-voted Hotel such as Boom or Habboon (@Sledmore ) would do a study to see where the HTTP referrer for new users were actually coming from.
     
  10. Xellos

    Xellos Say my name, SAY IT!

    So what happens to the hotels, that exploited a thousands of counterfeit votes a day
     
  11. Airz

    Airz Member

    Habbo.guru ..

    But yeah, voting long if you have to do it once a day, if your doing it thousands a day then it would be long and that would also mean your a cheating proxy voting faggot.

    100% Liking the new system. GJ @RastaLulz just ban the people who was counterfeiting votes.
     
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  12. WickedLulz

    WickedLulz Kewl dude

    New captcha is gay as fuck,habboteen is out from retrolist.
     
  13. bigdawg

    bigdawg fight teh power Staff Member

    Explain to me how it is "gay as fuck".
     
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  14. WickedLulz

    WickedLulz Kewl dude

    Number captcha was great.I personally dislike new captcha.It takes too much time and with all those ads and buttons really confusing.
    Old version much better.
     
  15. bigdawg

    bigdawg fight teh power Staff Member

    You have to select one image that corresponds with the text, it takes five seconds; I literally timed it. As for "all those ads", I'm not sure what you mean? There's one ad, and that's above the navigation bar, away from the captcha. There's also one button, which is called "Vote". Are we seeing the same page?
     
  16. WickedLulz

    WickedLulz Kewl dude

    There were ads all over the palce you could barely see the voting button and the captcha box was shrinked.It took me time to realise wot do i need to do.
     
  17. bigdawg

    bigdawg fight teh power Staff Member

    This is what the page looks like: [ Want to see this link? Register ! ] ([ Want to see this link? Register ! ])

    I only see one ad, and vote box is clearly labeled, and it clearly states "click here" on the captcha, which it then ask for you to click on one image, and you're done.
     
  18. Xellos

    Xellos Say my name, SAY IT!

    It actually looks complicated for the people who arent really common with retros, i do agree the former one was way better than this one
    just type numbers and thats it.
     
  19. bigdawg

    bigdawg fight teh power Staff Member

    Could you please explain to me what is complicated about this? and how it's worse? [ Want to see this link? Register ! ]

    I look forward to your feedback.
     
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  20. Xellos

    Xellos Say my name, SAY IT!

    First of all where it says click here, there are four boxes below, what are they for? kinda confusing
    when clicked on one box images pop up with a vote tab below, once clicked image well not me but others would think they are already done with the procedure but instead it reloads again..thats what i think about.
     
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