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Old 05-16-2008, 02:52 AM
"Cyrus Jones"
 
Default wiki spam - captcha in launchpad?

I agree. When I registered, I was surprised by the lack of a captcha.
It might have been changed since then, but I don't think a captcha
exists even now on Launchpad.

Cyrus Jones

On 5/15/08, Przemysław Kulczycki <przemekkulczycki@gmail.com> wrote:
> Dougie Richardson pisze:
>
> >
> > > The spam bots are back, even though their accounts were deleted some
> time ago. And there are more of them (users and spam pages).
> > > See
> https://answers.edge.launchpad.net/launchpad/+question/26722
> > >
> >
> > I reported this to the website team a couple of weeks ago in
> > https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu-doc/+bug/224971 and
> have mailed
> > launchpad to ask for the account in launchpad to be deleted.
> >
> > This is still part of 302 attack that is not being addressed - there is
> > no point in deleting the pages in the wiki as long as the user name
> > exists in launchpad.
> >
> > The thing is that having looked through some of the spam, its malicious
> > (not to Ubuntu) and being returned higher in Google than most of our
> > genuine pages.
> >
>
> Just few minutes after being deleted, the spam is getting back under new
> username and same page names.
> Maybe Launchpad should have a captcha while registering a new account?
> (I registered mine over 2 years ago so I don't remember if it changed)
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Old 05-16-2008, 03:36 AM
"Alan Milnes"
 
Default wiki spam - captcha in launchpad?

On 16/05/2008, Cyrus Jones <daradib@gmail.com> wrote:
> I agree. When I registered, I was surprised by the lack of a captcha.
> It might have been changed since then, but I don't think a captcha
> exists even now on Launchpad.

It doesn't and I hope it never does - captcha's are evil and hinder
people with less than perfect eyesight.

http://tomstechbabble.blogspot.com/2006/06/message-from-colorblind-captchas-are.html

Alan

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Old 05-17-2008, 09:53 PM
Mackenzie Morgan
 
Default wiki spam - captcha in launchpad?

On Fri, 2008-05-16 at 04:36 +0100, Alan Milnes wrote:
> On 16/05/2008, Cyrus Jones <daradib@gmail.com> wrote:
> > I agree. When I registered, I was surprised by the lack of a captcha.
> > It might have been changed since then, but I don't think a captcha
> > exists even now on Launchpad.
>
> It doesn't and I hope it never does - captcha's are evil and hinder
> people with less than perfect eyesight.
>
> http://tomstechbabble.blogspot.com/2006/06/message-from-colorblind-captchas-are.html
>

CAPTCHAs usually offer an audio version for those with low/no vision,
don't they?

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Old 05-18-2008, 09:45 AM
Thierry Andriamirado
 
Default wiki spam - captcha in launchpad?

On sam, 2008-05-17 at 17:53 -0400, Mackenzie Morgan wrote:

> > It doesn't and I hope it never does - captcha's are evil and hinder
> > people with less than perfect eyesight.
> >
> > http://tomstechbabble.blogspot.com/2006/06/message-from-colorblind-captchas-are.html
> >
>
> CAPTCHAs usually offer an audio version for those with low/no vision,
> don't they?

Sure!

When registering with Launchpad, a captcha would be used. But definitely
NOT one excluding those with low vision.


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