Adding a Skill Testing Question to the Login Process

Aug 2, 2013 at 3:09 PM
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Because god knows we need more twelve year olds on the forums

But anyway I've been thinking about this, and I've been wondering if it's possible to add such a thing to the login process - something involving a simple sentence with places to fill in the blanks, preferably involving the three "theres" (there, they're, their). It would be SO GREAT not to have to deal with people using English wrong, and even if they look up the answer they'll still learn the difference between the three terms a little.
 
Aug 2, 2013 at 4:01 PM
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Good idea, because I don't like 'they're' immaturity. Seriously, that would help with 12's and spammers. Let's hope it's possible.
 
Aug 2, 2013 at 5:36 PM
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I'm not too annoying to you guys, am I?

Cause I think we all know the fact that I am twelve.
 
Aug 2, 2013 at 5:57 PM
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Not the thread for this
But the twelve year old term in this case relates to anyone who is under the maturity level of a 13-year old, it doesn't represent all twelve year olds and it isn't limited specifically to twelve year olds
To be honest you have shown some twelve behaviour from what I've seen though
 
Aug 2, 2013 at 6:14 PM
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I see one problem with this. Some people who join aren't native English speakers, but are plenty mature to join. Their sentences might only be slightly better than 12 y/o's, but they might have many worthwhile things to contribute.
 
Aug 2, 2013 at 7:05 PM
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MagicDoors said:
Not the thread for this
But the twelve year old term in this case relates to anyone who is under the maturity level of a 13-year old, it doesn't represent all twelve year olds and it isn't limited specifically to twelve year olds.
To be honest you have shown some twelve year old behavior from what I've seen though
Sorry, Ill try to behave better. I get a little silly sometimes.
 
Aug 2, 2013 at 8:03 PM
tem go to colleg and make u prouds!!!
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Parkraft123 said:
I'm not too annoying to you guys, am I?

Cause I think we all know the fact that I am twelve.
I didn't know that but that's why we'll have this test. No matter what age you are, if you can pass this test, then you're partially mature enough.
 
Aug 2, 2013 at 8:07 PM
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I like the idea, but Tpcool has a point.

There are non-native speakers who can add much good
content to the board, but couldn't pass the test.

What about a logic test? That would work better.
 
Aug 2, 2013 at 8:14 PM
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Tpcool said:
I see one problem with this. Some people who join aren't native English speakers, but are plenty mature to join. Their sentences might only be slightly better than 12 y/o's, but they might have many worthwhile things to contribute.
But that goes back to what MagicDoors said about looking it up. They'll still learn the difference between the terms and be able to join. Also, by login process, do you mean we have to do this every time we log in?
 
Aug 2, 2013 at 8:30 PM
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Sorry sorry no I mean registration process :p
 
Aug 2, 2013 at 8:37 PM
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MagicDoors said:
Sorry sorry no I mean registration process :p
Then change the thread title to match.
 
Aug 2, 2013 at 8:38 PM
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better idea: add an RNG to the posting process
25% of posts get rejected automatically
this should improve the general quality of the forums by at least 25%
 
Aug 2, 2013 at 8:44 PM
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Aug 2, 2013 at 8:44 PM
tem go to colleg and make u prouds!!!
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Parkraft123 said:
Your joking,

Right?
You're joking about the "your joking", right?
 
Aug 2, 2013 at 8:50 PM
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If this happens, it'll help us greatly.
 
Aug 3, 2013 at 2:16 AM
Been here way too long...
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Spelling isn't a good indicator of critical thought. Short of making the captcha an essay question, all we can do is ask questions that middle school education should have covered, like basic algebra. Implementing this feature could turn into elitism very quickly, so please don't make it too exclusive. We want to filter out children and idiots, not just those less educated than we are.
 
Aug 3, 2013 at 5:41 AM
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2x + 6 = 5 * 4
x = ?
Hue hue

That would help
 
Aug 4, 2013 at 2:26 AM
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I joined these forums when I was 12 (or was I 13?).

The only things that have changed is my height and weight :orangebell:
 
Aug 5, 2013 at 6:38 AM
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I support this greatly. When someone makes a new account it needs to be something advanced... though there is google... damn you, google.
 
Aug 5, 2013 at 9:55 AM
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Well, if you had to google up something just to answer a question for a forum that you may/may not use entirely, I think it'd be a waste of time. However, we could use it to our advantage. I positive that all of us have gotten or at least know about the Nikumaru Counter/290 Counter/Other Language translation of it. Maybe a simple, yet unique question. (Like "What requirements are there in order to pick up the Nikumaru Counter/290 Counter/etc.?) I think it'd have to look for specific terms though, like "saving/skipping booster v0.8, rescuing and draining Curly".
Final Answer: I don't think it's necessary, but I wouldn't mind it either. I think if we did go with it, the admins should all agree one 1 question and then maybe try a small test run with a part of the forums to see how hard the question is and if it needs to be changed/not implemented.
 
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