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time will tell....


Quote:This update includes all previously released updates and introduces enhanced spam prevention measures. 

* The included CAPTCHA system in IP.Board has been enhanced in an effort combat spam-bot (automated script) registrations.

* Introduces support for reCAPTCHA



What is reCAPTCHA?


The reCAPTCHA service is a widely-used system to minimize the impact of spam-bot registrations and form submissions all over the Internet. While no system is perfect, we believe that by implementing a system like reCAPTCHA which is constantly being updated will help to mitigate spam registrations. The reCAPTCHA service is updated remotely so updates can usually be "pushed" to your community without any intervention from you. This means that as spammers get more creative: so does your forum's ability to combat them.


The upcoming IP.Board 3.0 release already includes support for reCAPTCHA by default.


How to use reCAPTCHA


The code needed to implement reCAPTCHA support is included in IP.Board 2.3.6 automatically. Simply check that it is enabled in your IP.Board AdminCP under the Security and Privacy section of Tools and Settings or try to register a new account to verify. All new installations of IP.Board 2.3.6 will have this setting already enabled.


IP.Board 2.3.6 has a special global key for reCAPTCHA shipped with it which enables reCAPTCHA without you having to configure IP.Board at all. You can also go to and get your own keys for your own use if you do not want to use our included keys.


Note: reCAPTCHA is optional and the standard IP.Board CAPTCHA system still exists in 2.3.6 (and has been enhanced) if you prefer this system over the reCAPTCH service. You can change those options in the AdminCP under Security and Privacy in Tools and Settings.
Hope it will...
me too, hey I like your signature kobras :)

Saw some of the spammers, thought IPB had some antispam measures but didn't know if they were implemented.


nb: a moot point, but any chance of some different skins? I visit several forums that use Inviaion and phpBB and the same blue/subsilver skin gets tired after a bit.


I'm sure someone out there will have done a BlueCurve skin, or something with KDE colours!


(before you ask: yes, I have done a few skins for another IPB board and know what the admin panel is like, but I can't claim to be an expert in skins so I'm vying for a new job here!)