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Re: Switching to Asirra or a better captcha?

From: Alex Komoroske <komoroske@google.com>
Date: Wed, 5 Dec 2012 08:28:56 +1100
Message-ID: <CAPwaZpXA-GqpqN6JXqwifu-XzEaY6d=GXuz3uYqXhrsGRJWYMQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Taylor Costello <nottaylorcostello@gmail.com>
Cc: Michael Del Tito <mdeltito@gmail.com>, public-webplatform@w3.org, Douglas Schepers <schepers@w3.org>
Sounds good to me!

Assuming others are okay with this, Doug, are you the one to flip the


On Wed, Dec 5, 2012 at 6:36 AM, Taylor Costello <nottaylorcostello@gmail.com
> wrote:

> Yes actually, there is one for reCaptcha. (:
> http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:ConfirmEdit#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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