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Old 10.01.2011, 00:18
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Can You Spell ????

I just clicked on the "About Me" tab in your profile (click on your Moniker name where you are 'logged in as') to notice the last personal ID question that says "Can you Spell?"

I thought that was a pretty weird thing to have, so I clicked on it to reveal the question "What is the first letter in the word Trifle?"

WTF


Seriously, What is that all about?
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Re: Can You Spell ????

Anti-bottage, perhaps?
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Re: Can You Spell ????

It was added in around New Year to combat automated signups ( spambots ) which has been quite successful. That field appears on all accounts.

http://www.spamfighter.com/News-1498...-For-Cheap.htm
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Old 10.01.2011, 00:24
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Re: Can You Spell ????

I had to stare at it for a couple of minutes, thinking "This has to be a trick".

clearly the answer is the letter 'T' but it doesn't make sense to ask a spelling question when the question is written in the first place.

....Now with this thread I'm very concerned that I will make a spelling mistake as well.





You just checked my spelling again didn't you?
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Old 10.01.2011, 00:26
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Re: Can You Spell ????

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It was added in around New Year to combat automated signups ( spambots ) which has been quite successful. That field appears on all accounts.

http://www.spamfighter.com/News-1498...-For-Cheap.htm

So this isn't a trick. We should infact answer the question?

Thanks for pointing out this is for 'anti-spam'
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Re: Can You Spell ????

There were so many signups which were not humanely possible and kept Moderators and Spam Deputies busy during that time that Editor Bob inserted a simple question to defeat the automated signup script, at least temporarily.
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Re: Can You Spell ????

Trifle is disgusting, how about a better dessert? Pavlova for example.
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Re: Can You Spell ????

But the funny thing is:
It asks you to spell Trifle, than in your account page the question is "Are you familiar with Switzerland; your answer remains as "T"
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Re: Can You Spell ????

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You got the smelling wrong. Smell is smelt as smell and not spell.
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Old 02.02.2011, 19:58
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Re: Can You Spell ????

The Subject continues here for the latest variety of questions for Spammer Catching.
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