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Help needed with PHP

Postby cannona-p40 » Tue Apr 15, 2008 11:20 am

Hi all.

Many of you may have noticed the new forum which was recently created called "Accessibility to Church Technology Products". This forum will be for the discussion of the accessibility of Church technologies to persons with disabilities. Unfortunately, in an ironic twist, this forum requires the completion of a captcha in order to register. As you might imagine, this is a problem for people who are blind, and others. So, as a partial work-around, we need someone to write a plugin for the forum that will allow us to offer an audio captcha.

I've already got some notes on how to generate an audio captcha, but the working code is in python. Still, it's not technically very difficult. Just load some audio files into memory, mix some random noise in and send it to the user. The trick is writing it in PHP and intigrating it with the VBulletin system.

Also, don't let the idea of mixing audio scare you off. It's really not that difficult, and again, I have some notes on how to do it.

Interested?

Aaron

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Postby aebrown » Tue Apr 15, 2008 11:39 am

cannona wrote:Many of you may have noticed the new forum which was recently created called "Accessibility to Church Technology Products".


Actually, I missed it, since it has no posts yet, and so it doesn't show up in the New Posts list. To save others the hunt, follow this link, and the breadcrumbs will show you how it fits in the forum structure.

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Postby marianomarini » Tue Apr 15, 2008 2:13 pm

cannona wrote:Also, don't let the idea of mixing audio scare you off. It's really not that difficult, and again, I have some notes on how to do it.

Interested?

Aaron


Yes I do, but I don't know very well what is VBulletin system. So I need to learn some about it.
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Accessible Captcha

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Postby cannona-p40 » Tue Apr 15, 2008 3:37 pm



This may work. What do you think Tom? It appears to be a perfect solution from my perspective.

Aaron

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Postby russellhltn » Wed Apr 16, 2008 3:11 am

cannona wrote:Unfortunately, in an ironic twist, this forum requires the completion of a captcha in order to register. As you might imagine, this is a problem for people who are blind, and others.


Yes, It's been pointed out to me that the "Contact Us" also contains a captcha as well as new Family Search registration.

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Postby WelchTC » Thu Apr 17, 2008 5:54 am

cannona wrote:This may work. What do you think Tom? It appears to be a perfect solution from my perspective.

Aaron

I need to see if this plugin requires outbound Internet access. Since the concept behind recaptcha is to grab bits of undigitized books, I assume it has to connect to a server to do that. Currently our infrastructure does not allow the server to make outbound calls. However I can test it on my test environment.

The other bit of good news is the talk of version 3.7 of vBulletin solving this problem.

I'll test and report back.

Tom

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Postby cannona-p40 » Thu Apr 17, 2008 11:09 am

tomw wrote:I need to see if this plugin requires outbound Internet access. Since the concept behind recaptcha is to grab bits of undigitized books, I assume it has to connect to a server to do that. Currently our infrastructure does not allow the server to make outbound calls. However I can test it on my test environment.

The other bit of good news is the talk of version 3.7 of vBulletin solving this problem.

I'll test and report back.

Tom


I believe that you are right, and that it would require an outbound connection from the server.

Any idea on when you might upgrade to 3.7? I know they have released 3.7 RC1 at this time, so it should be pretty stable, but I don't know what the policies are on using pre-release software.

Thanks a lot for your help with this.

Aaron

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Postby WelchTC » Sat Apr 19, 2008 6:43 am

cannona wrote:I believe that you are right, and that it would require an outbound connection from the server.

Any idea on when you might upgrade to 3.7? I know they have released 3.7 RC1 at this time, so it should be pretty stable, but I don't know what the policies are on using pre-release software.

Thanks a lot for your help with this.

Aaron

I'll check into it.

Tom


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