[arch-dev-public] Adding some kind of Captcha to our Wiki

Dan McGee dpmcgee at gmail.com
Sat May 23 17:16:30 EDT 2009

On Sat, May 23, 2009 at 1:24 PM, Jan de Groot <jan at jgc.homeip.net> wrote:
> On Sat, 2009-05-23 at 14:12 -0400, Daenyth Blank wrote:
>> On Sat, May 23, 2009 at 13:25, Pierre Schmitz <pierre at archlinux.de> wrote:
>> > Am Samstag, 23. Mai 2009 16:31:52 schrieb Daenyth Blank:
>> >> Perhaps it's worth a look at some of the solutions below before adding
>> >> anything that will reduce usability for the users.
>> >> http://www.sitepoint.com/blogs/2009/05/14/captcha-alternatives/
>> >
>> > In what way will usability reduced for users? Only those who use a browser
>> > which does not support CSS will see an additional text field and need to type
>> > in 4 digits. All others wont notice anything.
>> That's my exact point. If there's a way to avoid that drawback while
>> still being effective against spammers, then we should use it.
> How common do you think it's to browse the wiki with a text browser and
> add text to it?

I agree, it is silly not to do this. Nowhere did Pierre state you
can't browse the wiki in a text-mode browser.

Good luck trying to edit a 50K text field in links.


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