Obscure Verification Questions

Discussion in 'Troubleshooting' started by Charlie farley, Mar 24, 2015.

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  1. Charlie farley

    Charlie farley Banned Member

    When registering you have to answer a verification question to register an account. Trouble is who knows for example the capital of Dakota? Anyone outside the US only know that Dakota is famous for the 500 car race. :pullinghair:
     
  2. Petal

    Petal SF dreamer Staff Alumni SF Supporter

    Hi Charlie farley, I am sorry about the registration process. I am not an admin so didn't know there were questions such as that to get through, but we have to have the registration the way it is to prevent trolls and spammers. I agree the question is sort of ....way out there. I would not have known the answer.

    I have just approved this post, when an admin is online your account will be approved.
     
  3. Petal

    Petal SF dreamer Staff Alumni SF Supporter

    Just letting you know your account has now been approved. Welcome to SF.
     
  4. thorns_all_over

    thorns_all_over Green Thumb Staff Alumni

    I'm uncertain what the problem is, since there are search engines, that make finding the right answer quite easy, in case you don't already know the answer.
    To be honest, I wouldn't call that an 'obscure' verification question. Asking what most people have for breakfast in Dakota on a Sunday would be obscure.
    In any case, welcome to SF!
     
  5. Charlie farley

    Charlie farley Banned Member

    Thanks Petal and Thorns_all_over

    You're right Thorns_all_over I should have Googled :happysmiles:
     
  6. Unknown_111

    Unknown_111 Forum Buddy Staff Alumni SF Supporter

    Welcome to the forum.
     
  7. Charlie farley

    Charlie farley Banned Member

    Thanks Unknown :)
     
  8. SillyOldBear

    SillyOldBear Teddy Bear Fanatic Staff Member Safety & Support

    I agree that the registrations questions are horrid. And google did not help me. I would look up the answer to the questions, but by then the question would change to something just as obscure. It made the entire process extremely frustrating and I almost gave up. I would not go through it again. I wish it could be changed.

    But Charley, I am glad you made it through the process.
     
  9. NYJmpMaster

    NYJmpMaster Have a question? Message Me Staff Member Forum Owner ADMIN

    It cannot be changed because even like this we still have far too many spam and bot accounts get through. While we do get the occasional comment, there has been no drop off in successful registrations, and other methods leave us deleting multiple accounts and spam messages everyday which is simply too time consuming and the porn spam too offensive to have left in place until it is reported and deleted.
     
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