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    Hey Guyz,

    I have just started creating my forum, I have no posts, no threads, and no modifications except the skin which I have made default.

    I have tried to register new accounts from a mates computer, and my own and on both the image verification is just the background without the 6 characters.

    **See attachment.

    Feel free to try join to see if you can or cannot see the characters.
    The address is:

    Any help would be appriciated.

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  • #2
    do you have gd image library installed?
    $someone->needsHelp() && $i->canHelp()) $post->help();
    $i->findBug()) $post->bug();


    • #3
      If the text is not shown, then your PHP does not have Freetype 2 support. vBulletin no longer supports Simplefont because it is easily cracked. You or your hosting provider would have to enable this to use GD processing for Human Verification.

      To enable Freetype 2 support (assuming that the server has the Freetype 2 libraries installed), this part of the configure string needs to be removed and replaced with (normally) --with-freetype-dir=/usr

      To find out if a Linux server has Freetype 2 support, run locate freetype2 at the command line and look for some results, usually in /usr/include/freetype2.

      More information on Freetype 2 can be found here:

      More information on GD within PHP can be found here:

      If your host will not implement Freetype 2 Support, then you can switch your human verification to question and answer or Recaptcha under vBulletin Options -> Human Verification Manager. Please note that Recaptcha requires registration with a third-party service.
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