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Re: Switching to Asirra or a better captcha?

From: Michael Del Tito <mdeltito@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 4 Dec 2012 14:34:52 -0500
Message-ID: <CAEChftUywKNJGVdfYsrXZW0G-=2jocYbXW3mySxHK_xmFTTG1w@mail.gmail.com>
To: Taylor Costello <nottaylorcostello@gmail.com>
Cc: public-webplatform@w3.org
Is there any aversion to reCaptcha? Out of the available MW plugins, its
probably one of the most accessible for disabled users who are browsing
with a screen reader (not sure if/how Asirra handles this). This might not
be a concern considering the audience, but it is something I've dealt with
recently when dealing with ADA compliance on several university sites so I
figured I'd mention it.

On Tue, Dec 4, 2012 at 2:17 PM, Taylor Costello <nottaylorcostello@gmail.com
> wrote:

> We've been getting spam account creation and some accounts that appear to
> be bots<http://docs.webplatform.org/w/index.php?title=Special:AbuseLog&wpSearchFilter=9>
> .<http://docs.webplatform.org/w/index.php?title=Special:AbuseLog&wpSearchFilter=9> I've
> noticed that we have been using this<http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:ConfirmEdit#MathCaptcha>for registering a new account. I was hoping maybe we could switch
> to this <http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:ConfirmEdit#Asirra>instead.
> It's a little ugly and you might have to beautify it to make the it match
> the site well but it works a lot better for preventing bot accounts. Bots
> have a hard time identifying cats from dogs. They get past that math
> captcha pretty easily though. Does anyone have any better captcha ideas?
> I'm curious if anyone knows something that would work better or if you
> guys thinking switching it is necessary.
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