Do we need a forum?

Jeremy Newman jnewman at
Sun Feb 24 12:18:48 CST 2008

Tom Wickline wrote:
> I sincerely wish you guys the best fighting off the spam assault :D

Yeah, it has been difficult. Since I've never run a PHPbb board before, 
I never know how well these bots had the registration system down. It 
has really raised my blood pressure a bit this weekend.

I think I've come up with a solution that will work for everybody. 
First, I updated the "captcha" image validation to be more random and 
harder to screen scrape.

Second, I added a text validation field that asks you: "Who is the 
current maintainer of the Wine project?"

This should stop both bots and human spammers that don't know about our 

To be nice, I at least added a hint link, that takes you to the "About 
Wine" page on WineHQ, so new users will at least have to read a little 
bit of our history if they don't know.

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