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Old 08-02-2020, 10:27 AM   #1
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Voting Captcha

For those who didn't already notice, the voting page now has Google Recaptcha. Some people flat out hate this and an overall drop in daily average votes was expected. I'm sure it's just a matter of time until someone is scripting around it, but for now they're not and the numbers represent actual votes.

Check out last month's results (http://www.topmudsites.com/lastmonth.html) and compare rough daily average to this month to date. Far be it from me to suggest that there might have been some automation taking place before the change, but some of those differences are quite striking.
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Old 08-02-2020, 11:15 AM   #2
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Re: Voting Captcha

I don't think it is that big of a deal.

Most of our players were curious when it popped up but it seems relatively simple. Another option would be to force people to log in to vote like TMC does. That would guaranty real track-able votes. That is much more of a pain though and votes would drop significantly I think.

More importantly is that you are still keeping TMS running. Good job! TMC is a complete failure and disappointment now that the Admin has given up on it. Keep up the good work!
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Old 08-02-2020, 02:08 PM   #3
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Re: Voting Captcha

I voted for a mud with zero votes an hour ago and it still shows zero votes for that particular mud. I didn't see ''pick images with traffic lights'' and such. I wonder why my vote didn't count.
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Old 08-02-2020, 03:48 PM   #4
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Re: Voting Captcha

PM me the MUD and I'll take a look.

Assuming you hadn't already voted for another MUD today, otherwise that would be why.
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Old 08-05-2020, 07:32 AM   #5
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Re: Voting Captcha

I don't see anybody has a grounds to hate this. You guys can just pay for the ads that help Lasher keep the site running instead of botting your way to free publicity anymore. The voting needs to be legit. Its better for the players.

+1000 for recaptcha thank you

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