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Re: Switching to Asirra or a better captcha?

From: Taylor Costello <nottaylorcostello@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 4 Dec 2012 12:36:41 -0700
Message-ID: <CA+uZHs9TsENdmH-iJEiRghL5knRS2Xz2Jbr5xGz_bETrLQFwJQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Michael Del Tito <mdeltito@gmail.com>
Cc: public-webplatform@w3.org
Yes actually, there is one for reCaptcha. (:


We already have it installed, someone would just have to switch the
settings in the Localsettings.

On Tue, Dec 4, 2012 at 12:34 PM, Michael Del Tito <mdeltito@gmail.com>wrote:

> 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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