[tei-council] captcha for the wiki?

Piotr Bański bansp at o2.pl
Sun Mar 13 13:05:21 EDT 2011

Firstly, apologies for assuming that we don't have a captcha yet. So the
spammers are cleverer than I thought.

Secondly, thanks, Kevin, for the link. It's scary :-/


On 13.03.2011 17:23, Kevin Hawkins wrote:
> On 3/13/2011 12:01 PM, David Sewell wrote:
>> 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"
>> (https://www.mturk.com/mturk/help?helpPage=policies).
> It seems they don't enforce, and they may have a reason for doing so:
> http://behind-the-enemy-lines.blogspot.com/2010/12/mechanical-turk-now-with-4092-spam.html
>> 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?"
> Ooo, that might help us, at least for a while.  (If I didn't know 
> anything about the TEI, you'd have to pay me a lot of money to skim 
> through the Guidelines to find the answer to this question!)

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