[clug] Re: Using a forum system for CLUG
mikal at stillhq.com
Mon May 4 03:45:57 GMT 2009
Andrew Janke wrote:
>> Here's an example of an attack on recaptcha - they had to resort to
>> streamlining human interaction.
> 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.
The source is archive.org scanned books, and techcrunch claimed the
other day that archive.org is scanning "only 1,000 books a day" . I
assume only a fraction of those need recaptcha's support as well. So, I
assume based on limited data that the answer is "not many".
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