[tei-council] captcha for the wiki?
dsewell at virginia.edu
Sun Mar 13 12:01:13 EDT 2011
Does Amazon enforce their policies for Mechanical Turk, I wonder? They
explicitly ban spamming or "disrupting or degrading the operation of any
website or internet service"
MediaWiki allows you to create a "question captcha" where the user has
to answer one or more questions to be allowed in. That might be
promising: "What two elements are normally the children of the root
'TEI' element in a TEI P5 XML document?"
On Sun, 13 Mar 2011, Kevin Hawkins wrote:
> We already have a captcha for account creation:
> Spammers are increasingly using Mechanical Turk to pay people to solve
> these captchas, so we've got a bit of a losing battle here unless there
> is a better captcha tool than the one we're using (which is a Google
> product). Does anyone know about such things?
> On 3/11/2011 8:31 AM, Piotr Bański wrote:
>> I hope this may qualify as a topic for the Council, since this a) may
>> affect the external perception of the wiki and the TEI, and b) currently
>> affects the productivity of at least two Council members (, ), and
>> the fix doesn't seem difficult.
>> Spambot technology is getting better and better and we get more and more
>> quasi-intelligent spam in the wiki. A long while ago, James and I
>> discussed the possibility of having a captcha system installed in the
>> wiki, but nothing came out of that. Maybe now is the time. The wiki
>> has the relevant hooks, so it seems only a matter of putting those hooks
>> in action.
>> I mean a captcha for when you create an account, not for individual
>> edits. Spambots are just good at creating accounts.
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