wine users forum registration issue
zgold at bluesata.com
Wed Oct 22 19:51:43 CDT 2008
On Wed, Oct 22, 2008 at 8:19 AM, Jeremy White <jwhite at winehq.org> wrote:
> Does anyone know *why* these people suffer? Is there something specific to their
> monitor or is it just a general struggle with captchas?
> Finally, is there someone who would be willing to help users through this?
> The real problem is that all cries for help to web-admin (for any reason,
> not just this one) are being ignored.
I'm with JWhite in that one bug with the forums is not the death knell
of a different interface that has been successful for our users. I
think this discussion has been beaten to death before on both devel
and on users and it isn't appropriate to discuss now.
Lets talk about how we can fix the problem at hand.
Captchas in general are not so good, and there are much better
anti-spam techniques out there (Such as asking an actual question.
There are phpbb mods which allow you to input a list of questions
(with perhaps links to wiki pages with answers) from which it'll chose
a random one to present a user at registration. This is very simple
for the user to get passed, just check the wiki for the answer to
hopefully an obvious and perhaps informative question, and nearly
impossible for the bots).
So perhaps ditching the captcha in favor of something less error prone
is in order?
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