[IMC-Tech] Captcha implementation: which way to choose?
ekes at aktivix.org
Wed Aug 11 03:33:42 PDT 2010
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On 11/08/10 00:49, MJ Ray wrote:
> mike wrote:
>> I'm just now looking into Bayes filters and SpamAssassin rules as a
>> way to stop the spam based on content rather than captcha, although
>> both are probably a good idea.
> Bayes and SA are anti-spam.
> Psuedo-captchas are not. They don't test spamminess at all and most
> of the common physical ability tests lock out disabled users. Don't
> be conned into adding psuedo-captchas instead of anti-spam tools.
> Hope that helps,
Don't know about you but I've never managed to filter spam on a site
reliably with _only_ baysian stats (+ usual rules on so many external
links etc.) If not using an external service - which as Ringo points out
elsewhere isn't an option for Indymedia because it leaks information to
third party sites I've always required some additional captcha. How
inaccessible these captchas are depends... one of the present favourites
just includes a visibly hidden field you are told not to fill in - but
bots tend to anyway.
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