[clug] Re: Using a forum system for CLUG

Andrew Janke a.janke at gmail.com
Mon May 4 02:25:41 GMT 2009

> Here's an example of an attack on recaptcha - they had to resort to
> streamlining human interaction.
> http://musicmachinery.com/2009/04/27/moot-wins-time-inc-loses/

I though that recaptcha was only added into the times voting thing
after the initial 20million votes were added?  You are right though,
after that times added recaptcha and from logging apparently some of
the people involved were spending 40hours +! typing in captcha's...
Wonder how many books were digitised as a result of this?

Yes, captchas do not stop all SPAM, but they are an easy to implement
first-hack that is not too imposing (as compared to having to sign up
to a forum -- I usually don't and move on) and at least in this case
you are doing something a little good.


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