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Re: idea for a webscale app

From: Kevin Peno <kevinpeno@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 11 Mar 2012 14:22:24 -0700
Message-ID: <CAFMfpKYeD2SwiCspW9EWY0+cUiScMoyUANQs3GacWe0pR31eoA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com>
Cc: public-rww <public-rww@w3.org>

Great concept in the raw. However, in designing this new system, we have to
remember that these people game the system any way they can. If the rules
to post are that they must build reputation, then services to build
reputation will appear with identities getting sold. If it is hard enough
it might become too expensive, but if it is hard enough it becomes a
problem to the everyday user as well. CAPTCHA has proven this. Now, instead
of robots posting spam, humans are paid to post in bulk to defeat CAPTCHA.
The same will happen in a new system.

Maybe we should take a different angle. In the name of open web allow users
with high reputation to handle the moderation of sites?

Kevin Peno
E: kevinpeno@gmail.com
C: 425.408.1094

On Sun, Mar 11, 2012 at 11:34 AM, Melvin Carvalho

> Spam is a problem on the Web.  More and more often robots will spam or
> even take down a site if not controlled.  The CAPTCHA was invented to solve
> this.  Most people agree that CAPTCHA's are annoying.
> However, the question is why should you solve a CAPTCHA for every site you
> sign in to?
> Imagine a world were you only ever needed to solve one puzzle to be
> verified as human.  Or one where every puzzle that you solved was added to
> your credentials as a user.
> Why not make an app that simply lets you login and lets you solve a
> captcha.  For every one you solve it goes on the public record (open world
> assumption).
> Then when logging into a new site you need not be challenged again.
> In fact this can be the part of your digital reputation and later on you
> can tag more and more valuable achievements onto your online identity.
> No longer do you have to start from zero on every site you log into.
> You start to grow your digital footprint, and more and more reputation
> items.  Who knows, one day you may be able to add your academic
> achievements or qualifications to a list.
> Some people have letters added to their name, maybe in the future the Web
> can be a source and showcase of your achievements, both digital and human!
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