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« on: August 02, 2013, 14:10 »
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OK, so I'm admitting up front that this is probably a stupid question. But since I don't know the answer, I'll ask it anyway.

When somebody purchases an image license from a SYS website, does the system automatically deliver that image to the buyer, or does the site owner have to send it to the buyer?

I feel pretty sure it's the former but want to make sure... before I get an actual sale only to discover I don't know what to do next. :-)


« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2013, 14:14 »
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actually neither -- the user gets a link where they can download the image.   main point though, is you don't have to do anything directly

« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2013, 14:21 »
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OK. I'm good with that. Glad to know it's a no-brainer process at that point.

Thanks, Cascoly!

« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2013, 18:59 »
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1. I tested a purchase transaction myself today. All you need is to have two Paypal accounts.
Actually, it's interesting to go through and experience the ordering process, including the login registration. You will receive several emails on both ends of the transaction.

2. A follow-up question: Is there a way (or is it in future plans) to accumulate and report the sales history?

3. Also, in one day and 10-15 online images in total, I received 3 registration emails by some unknown individuals.
No purchase, just a registration. I presume, that is the first step in some planned email spamming campaign (or website attack?).
How do you deal with such registrations? Is there a way to recognize faked registrations?
Leave them active or delete them (is there an easy way to delete them?)

 

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« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2013, 19:05 »
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3. Also, in one day and 10-15 online images in total, I received 3 registration emails by some unknown individuals.
No purchase, just a registration. I presume, that is the first step in some planned email spamming campaign (or website attack?).
How do you deal with such registrations? Is there a way to recognize faked registrations?
Leave them active or delete them (is there an easy way to delete them?)

Add CAPTCHA (or something similar) to the registration process.

« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2013, 19:09 »
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1. I tested a purchase transaction myself today. All you need is to have two Paypal accounts.
Actually, it's interesting to go through and experience the ordering process, including the login registration. You will receive several emails on both ends of the transaction.

2. A follow-up question: Is there a way (or is it in future plans) to accumulate and report the sales history?

3. Also, in one day and 10-15 online images in total, I received 3 registration emails by some unknown individuals.
No purchase, just a registration. I presume, that is the first step in some planned email spamming campaign (or website attack?).
How do you deal with such registrations? Is there a way to recognize faked registrations?
Leave them active or delete them (is there an easy way to delete them?)

1. I make test purchases and only have one paypal account. I just use a second email and a credit card.
2. No answer for that...not sure what is in the works.
3. Leo has said that spam registrations are sort of a good thing, as it means your site is being found. If they look blatantly fake, I delete them ( go to Users in left column of admin, find the one to delete, check the box, go to the top where it says Bulk Action in dropdown, change to Delete, hit apply. Boom, they're gone. The other ones that don't look obviously fake, I leave...they might come back and buy!

« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2013, 19:21 »
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3. Also, in one day and 10-15 online images in total, I received 3 registration emails by some unknown individuals.
No purchase, just a registration. I presume, that is the first step in some planned email spamming campaign (or website attack?).
How do you deal with such registrations? Is there a way to recognize faked registrations?
Leave them active or delete them (is there an easy way to delete them?)

Add CAPTCHA (or something similar) to the registration process.

Where exactly? And how?

« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2013, 21:34 »
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3. Also, in one day and 10-15 online images in total, I received 3 registration emails by some unknown individuals.
No purchase, just a registration. I presume, that is the first step in some planned email spamming campaign (or website attack?).
How do you deal with such registrations? Is there a way to recognize faked registrations?
Leave them active or delete them (is there an easy way to delete them?)

most new registers log in and leave one spamming comment -- you can either ignore them or send the comments to trash - nothing shows on your system.  I have yet to have anyone try twice

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« Reply #8 on: August 03, 2013, 05:41 »
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3. Also, in one day and 10-15 online images in total, I received 3 registration emails by some unknown individuals.
No purchase, just a registration. I presume, that is the first step in some planned email spamming campaign (or website attack?).
How do you deal with such registrations? Is there a way to recognize faked registrations?
Leave them active or delete them (is there an easy way to delete them?)


Add CAPTCHA (or something similar) to the registration process.


Where exactly? And how?


I don't have the entire answer to that, since I haven't done it yet.  But there are a variety of ways to do this, including using a WordPress plugin (such as http://wordpress.org/plugins/really-simple-captcha/ or http://wordpress.org/plugins/captcha/).
« Last Edit: August 03, 2013, 05:57 by ShazamImages »

Ron

« Reply #9 on: August 03, 2013, 06:29 »
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Jeeze, Martha, what a stupid question !!  ;) joking

I have installed  plugin called anti captcha and it stopped spam regs dead and filters out all spam automaticall. It works really well http://blog.fili.nl/wordpress-anti-captcha-plugin/

It doesnt require the user to add a code to prove he is human but works by detecting bot behavior

« Reply #10 on: August 03, 2013, 08:26 »
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Jeeze, Martha, what a stupid question !!  ;) joking

I have installed  plugin called anti captcha and it stopped spam regs dead and filters out all spam automaticall. It works really well http://blog.fili.nl/wordpress-anti-captcha-plugin/

It doesnt require the user to add a code to prove he is human but works by detecting bot behavior


Yeah, Ron, it did kinda feel stupid! But I got the info I needed, thanks to this great crew.  :-* :-*

I've had your anti-captcha plugin installed for a couple weeks, and it's working fine. No spam whatsoever. Of courses, that could mean maybe nobody has discovered the site yet, but... <shrugs> I'd recommend it to others too.

« Reply #11 on: August 03, 2013, 18:13 »
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1. I have a feeling that a simple captcha is already included in the latest registration screen.  I didn't download any such plugin, but vaguely remember seeing a captcha entry when I entered my first test transaction (too many things happened in last week to remember).

2. In the meantime, I received 4 email registrations, but I can't see any comments or sales transactions (using the dashboard).
   
 


 

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