[OSM-dev] openstreetmap.org as target for spamming?

Floris Looijesteijn osm at floris.nu
Thu Apr 9 13:52:58 BST 2009


That's actually not such a bad idea for a captcha!

'please click on "United States" on this map:'

Or if you're from the US (detect by ip):

'please click on "Montana" on this map:'

greetings,
floris looijesteijn


> 2009/4/9 Stefan Keller <sfkeller at gmail.com>
>
>> I'm using recaptcha in my Mediawiki installation too.
>> Can recommend it.
>>
>> -S.
>>
>> 2009/4/9 Łukasz Jernaś <deejay1 at srem.org>
>>
>>  On Thu, Apr 9, 2009 at 9:41 AM, Tom Hughes <tom at compton.nu> wrote:
>>> > Tom Hughes wrote:
>>> >
>>> >>> Maye someone with Rails skills could quickly grab an existing
>>> captcha
>>> >>> solution and add it to
>>> >>>
>>> http://trac.openstreetmap.org/browser/sites/rails_port/app/controllers/user_controller.rb
>>> ?
>>> >>
>>> >> All the ones I have seen so far appear to be manually done so I
>>> don't
>>> >> think a Captcha will help.
>>> >
>>> > OK. In this case it does look like they were automated (there are at
>>> > least 300 or so that I have killed) so a captcha might help.
>>>
>>> Maybe http://recaptcha.net/plugins/mediawiki/ could help?
>>>
>>
> Surely it would be more fitting to have some form of 'point to a place on
> a
> slippy map' type test wouldn't it? :)
>
> d
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