[arch-general] Forum registration requires INSANE captcha.

Pierre Schmitz pierre at archlinux.de
Mon Feb 10 10:09:08 EST 2014

Am 10.02.2014 15:42, schrieb Feliz Xett:
> Hi all!
> I hope it's ok to bother this list with this question/suggestion/rant about
> the forum registration process.


I implemented this "captcha" some years ago as we had massive spam and
troll problems. We are not just fighting spam bots but actual humans
here. These typical graphical captchas with distorted text can only be
solved by computers there days (such irony). I also tried textual
questions like "Who invented Arch Linux?"; but as this can be easily
solved by Wikipedia/Google, it did not hold for long.

So far the current method works fine, the vast majority of Arch users is
able to bypass it and our forums and wiki wont get spammed making our
moderators live a little easier.

I am open for suggestions though, to solve this issue in a more elegant
way. (also note that someone needs to actually implement this then)



Pierre Schmitz, https://pierre-schmitz.com

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