[clug] Re: Using a forum system for CLUG

Michael Still mikal at stillhq.com
Mon May 4 02:01:00 GMT 2009

Lana Brindley wrote:
> 2009/5/4 Andrew Janke <a.janke at gmail.com>
>>> I wonder how much of a problem spam is with a forum...
>> Most seem to use some form of captcha for this. (Or in google groups
>> case, their own internal spam filtering doovie).
>>> (Says the guy with 2.4 million spam comments on his blog).
>> If you do consider a captcha, this one is a great idea.
>>   http://recaptcha.net/
>> (essentially using captcha text to digitise archived books that OCR fails
>> on).
> What an awesome concept. I had no idea that this kind of thing existed (the
> digitising books bit, not the captcha bit of course).

Note that captchas can be broken though... The simplest solution being
to pay people to type the answers for you.


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