[OSM-talk] Hate captchas!!!!

colliar colliar4ever at aol.com
Fri Mar 14 16:08:55 UTC 2014

On 14.03.2014 17:01, Tom Hughes wrote:
> On 14/03/14 15:50, Richard Z. wrote:
>> On Fri, Mar 14, 2014 at 03:43:38PM +0000, Tom Hughes wrote:
>>> On 14/03/14 15:06, Richard Z. wrote:
>>>> How about an OSM quiz instead of captchas?
>>> You're offering to write one I take it?
>> will think about one. In the short term, there are open tickets
>> which should make it a lot easier
> Well 5116 doesn't actually specify what it is you actually the admins to
> do. It asks for "known good URLs" to be whitelisted without actually
> defining what constitutes a "known good URL".
> Since I'm pretty sure that both "known good" and "known bad" are
> infinite sets, even if anybody could agree what constituted good or bad
> in this context, it is really very helpful.
> I'm sure if you make concrete suggestions for URLs that should be
> whitelisted then somebody will consider them.
> I'm not exactly sure what 3898 is asking for because I'm not familiar
> with the details of that config option, but it sounds like it is just
> asking for the captcha to be switched off. I'm sure that would be lovely
> for the real wiki users. I'm equally sure it would be lovely for the
> spammers, so it's not really a solution for anything.
> Certainly neither of those tickets seems to represent something trivial
> or concrete that could be actioned immediately in the way you are implying.

How about interwiki links to *.wikipedia.org, *.openstreetmap.org and
josm.openstreetmap.de for a start ?

Could be first in the whitelist but interwiki links would be much nicer.

cu colliar

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