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I want to allow anonymous questions and answers on my Q&A site only if the user accepts the terms and conditions (similar to user registration). Basically, I want a checkbox shown wherever the captcha is shown.

I'm aware that I can display a custom message, but I'm not sure if that is sufficient for consent under the GDPR.

Is there an option to enable such a checkbox? Or a plugin?
Q2A version: 1.8.4
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Terms and conditions are part of agreement between two or more parties.

If you allow anonymous posts, who are you agreeing with?
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The party posting (whoever they are) agrees to the terms for posting.

StackOverflow does the same thing to allow anonymous contributions.

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After some digging it looks like what I want is to expand the notice that accompanies the captchas displayed for anonymous questions/answers. That text seems to be generated by this line in qa-include/app/captcha.php:

$notehtml = qa_insert_login_links(qa_lang_html('misc/captcha_login_fix'));

So I assume I need to patch that call, or maybe patch the additional text into qa-include/lang/qa-lang-misc.php.

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Maybe you use to this plugin,


do you accept the site terms? You can ask for the answer Y or yes.


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logical-captcha doesn't look like what I need. I'm not looking to replace the captcha with a confirmation checkbox, but include a note saying that the user agrees to the ToS when they click the "send" button.
As for stop-spam: I'm definitely not going to pay for a captcha.
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Ah. OK, I'll give it a try then. The link to the plugin in the post you linked to was dead, so I didn't look further.
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No, stop-spam is also not what I'm looking for. Some of the other plugins look interesting, though, so thanks anyway.