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#130727
Karl Ottenstein wrote: If you log out and start the registration process, you'll see that there already is a graphic confirmation. (Please close the window then and don't create another user id!)
Okej, I will check, maybe it's the old technic with easy decoded picture that are used in phpBB, don't remember.
#130784
I have been thinking about Brett Brown's suggestion.
"A Dongle that has a serial number, and also the serial number
if on the edu version."
If the Archicad license number or edu version user number was
used as the sign in password it would seem to work quite well
assuming that the forum site can cross check the password
against the license number data base.
There is only on class of legitimate AC user who would be
prevented from posting and that is a new user who is evaluating
Archicad in Demo mode and does not have a license/dongle number.
This class of users must be allowed to post on the forum but
I am unsure how to make this possible automatically without
moderator involvement.
Peter Devlin
#130789
Peter Devlin wrote:I have been thinking about Brett Brown's suggestion.
"A Dongle that has a serial number, and also the serial number
if on the edu version." ...
At first, I thought that sounded like a great option, too - except as you also noted for potential new users with questions. But, almost anyone can get a free EDU license (some license numbers are posted on open university web sites), so the spammers could just get one.

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By Erich
#130809
Peter Devlin wrote:I have been thinking about Brett Brown's suggestion.
"A Dongle that has a serial number, and also the serial number
if on the edu version." Peter Devlin
Aside from issues of being unfriendly to potential new users, I don't always use a computer with AC loaded, or with a key about. It sounds as though such a method might require this just to see what folks are discussing. Or were you thinking of having to input a key code by hand?
#130811
You would only have to put in the key number when you first register. I didn't know the Edu version serial numbers were widely available. I thought to get a Edu version you had to be enrolled as a student at a recognized local polytech etc.